With rising temperatures comes the need to reassess your bedtime routine. These five simple, yet effective, tips will help improve your slumber night after night, whatever the weather. For more ideas, talk to our Facebook Messenger Chatbot for personalised sleep advice.
Choose natural bedding
Sleeping in breathable bed linen makes all the difference. During Summer, try to avoid anything synthetic – pure cotton, linen and silk are all wonderfully natural fabrics, feel heavenly against the skin and help keep you cool.
Chrissie’s favourite Summer bed linen:
“This exquisite linen and silk blend (both naturally temperature regulating) feels soft and smooth, yet wonderfully light against the skin.”
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Be tog savvy
Pack away 13.5, or 9.0, options, and switch to a blissfully light 4.5 tog. Silk duvets are beautifully breathable and a great choice for warm weather, as is our 4.5-tog Luxury Hungarian Goose-down Duvet, which was voted the Best Duvet Overall by Ideal Home in 2019.
Opt for light layers
We love designing gorgeous nightwear, especially for Summer. As with bed linen, avoid anything synthetic. Instead, choose super-soft, breathable styles made from 100% cotton, or lovely, cool-to-the-touch pure linen.
Chrissie’s favourite Summer nightwear:
“This beautiful short-sleeve cotton robe and matching nightdress, both with a delicate fern print, are real favourites this season – a great warm-weather duo, they’re ideal to pack for a holiday.”
Wind down well
Avoid screens for at least an hour before sleep and read a book, or magazine, in bed, instead. Just before you turn in for the night, spritz your bed sheets with our delicate Sleep Mist to enjoy its peace-inducing scent. Lastly, stay hydrated with a refreshing glass of rosemary and lemon water.
Check the temperature
Finally, keep your space as cool as you can. To help aid sleep quality, the British Sleep Council recommends bedrooms should be an optimum 16 to 18°C. An easy, but effective, tip is to close your curtains during the day, which helps keep rooms the right temperature during hot spells. Leaving your windows slightly open at night lets your bedroom breathe and is a simple way to maintain air flow.
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