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How to sleep in the heat

We love our customers to sleep in the bed of their dreams, but nodding off in this heat can be more of a nightmare, so we have put together some tips to help you happily reach the land of nod.

In this humidity duvets can feel too heavy, however, many of us are uncomfortable without a cover so a natural cotton blanket can be the perfect solution. We currently have a selection to suit a range of bedroom bedspread styles in stock ready for next day delivery.


The Oulu Shell Bedspread, Breton Woven Stripe Blanket and the Blue Block Print Cotton Blanket are all pure cotton bedspread blankets and will ensure you don’t have to compromise on style over comfort.

Equally as important is to have natural fibres for your pillowcases and base sheet. Cotton, linen and silk sheets have breathable qualities which will cool down your skin in the night, as well as absorbing your sweat and drawing it away from you, helping it to evaporate.

Wearing thin cotton sleepwear is believed to be cooler than nothing at all, helping wick away sweat and letting your skin breath.

The worry of insomnia is enough to keep your mind racing and as the minutes or hours pass by the increasing anxiety lessens your chances to drop off. When it starts getting dark, and you begin winding down, your brain produces melatonin, a hormone that tells your body when it’s time to head to bed. If you are stressed, this can affect production and make it harder to drop off. It can be a good idea to avoid things that cause tension in the evening; television, news, video games can all get you worked up, so start thinking about ways to ensure a relaxing period before heading into your luxury French bed.

A cup of relaxing herbal tea can also help, chamomile is renowned for making you feel sleepy. The plant extract contains apigenin, a chemical compound that induces sleepiness when it binds to the GABA receptors in the brain. Valerian Root is another popular herb to help aid a restful nights sleep, but there are many sleepy blends out there with a combination of herbs to assist you in reaching a sleepy state. Not only can the herbs themselves help relax you but a hot drink before you get into bed can help you cool down too. That might seem counter intuitive, but when you consume the hot liquid, your body gets warmer, you sweat which cools your skin, lowering your body temperature.

Having a bath (not too hot!), lighting a candle, meditating and most of all give up the idea of TRYING to get to sleep. Find a way to relax your mind and body and let yourself naturally drop off.

Wishing you the sweetest of dreams.

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