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Benefits of getting a good night's sleep

We all know that feeling after a long day of getting to bed and drifting off, but are you getting enough sleep? Find some ideas on how to improve your sleep and feel well-rested after a long day.


Research shows that a whopping ¾ of us Brits don’t get the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night. A night of bad sleep can lead to you not only feeling tired but struggling to concentrate, as well as low mood. Just like exercising and maintaining a healthy diet, sleep is essential to looking after your physical and mental wellbeing. 


Here are some ideas on how to improve your sleep and feel well-rested after a long day:


- Stick to the same bedtime and wake up time.
- Allow downtime - restrict your blue light intake a few hours before bed, pop your phone away or on charge and pick up a book.
- Take a bath or use relaxation techniques to help to get your body ready for a better night’s sleep.
- Block out exterior noises and light – try using blackout blinds or room darkening shades.
- Use earplugs, white noise sounds or a fan to create an environment that suits your needs.
- Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. These drinks can play havoc with sleep, as can being over full or hungry. Avoiding heavy meals an hour or so before bed will help with a longer rest period.
- Get out in the fresh air. Getting out in the fresh air can help greatly with a fulfilled sleep.
We are all different sleepers, so we will all need something different to sleep on...


Let’s start with the mattress….


Pocket sprung mattresses are perfect if you or your partner toss and turn at night - each pocket spring is enclosed within its own cloth sleeve, which reduces the chance of disturbing one another when you move and promotes a more restful night’s sleep. Because of the individual pocket springs, it holds its own, consistent tension that creates an even level of firmness across the whole mattress. Pocket sprung mattresses are perfect for total body support.


Foam mattresses give a wonderful, soft feel. The foam ‘hugs’ your body and the material feels soft and luxurious whilst also offering great support. With an excellent price range from entry-level to ultra-luxury, a foam mattress is the perfect option for any budget. They are also an ideal option for side sleepers.


Shop our range of beds and mattresses at Downtown stores or online.

Where you rest your head...

Our vast range of pillow options have something for every style of sleeper and the range from The Fine Bedding Company offers lots of choice.


Spundown pillows are a convenient and comfortable option that is washable. This pillow is filled with advanced Smartfil® fibres which are highly compressible and recover and return to their original shape even after being washed. This pillow is ideal for allergy sufferers and it can be washed at 60°C.


If you’re after more support, the Head and Neck pillow is ideal for you. Designed to alleviate the strain on the muscles, the cotton cover adds a soft touch finish you'll love.


If you love a fluffy, plump pillow, the Clusterfull is your friend. Filled with fine, microfibre clusters and covered in pure cotton for added freshness, it offers firm support for a great night's sleep.


The Breathe pillow offers advanced Smartfil® fibres blended with breathable fibres that help wick away moisture, giving you a more temperature controlled sleep.


The Smart Temperature pillow gives the perfect solution for temperature management while you sleep. This pillow offers medium support and is created with Activated Cooling™ technology delivering instant and continuous cooling


If it’s the hotel feel you’re after, then Boutique Silk is for you. These premium pillows are packed will advanced Smartfil® fibres which are blended with the finest silk for the most perfect natural indulgence. This soft-to-touch cotton blend adds that little luxury to your sleep.


The Dual Support pillow features a combination of soft microfibre and temperature sensitive memory foam. One side offers softness and cushioning and the other bespoke support. This luxury pillow also features an antimicrobial layer and is covered in smooth cotton.

Snuggle up in comfort...

We all love to get under the duvet after a long day but do we know which tog rating works for us?

A tog rating describes the level of warmth the duvet offers - the higher the tog, the warmer you’ll be. Usually, the choice is to change your duvet throughout the season - using a 4.5 tog for the summer months and, in the winter, using a thicker quilt like a 15 tog. However, advances in technology have created an all-season duvet which is in the range of 10 - 13.5 tog. This is perfect if you are sharing a bed, as the heat from another person adds to the warmth.


Our range of duvets will assist you with getting a good night’s sleep.


If you’re looking for something easy to wash with perfect quality every time, Spundown is best. Amazing Smartfil® fibres make this duvet highly compressible, allowing you to fit it with ease into your washing machine. Ideal for allergy sufferers, it can be washed at 60°C (the temperature that kills dust mites), for great protection and freshness you'll love.


If you need a duvet that is clever enough to help regulate your temperature, the Breathe duvet is perfect. With a blend of Smartfil® technology and a special ingredient called Modal, which is made from natural wood pulp, it offers exceptionally breathability. The Modal element helps to wick the moisture away from your body, allowing you to sleep in comfort.


If natural is your thing, comforting natural goose feather and down duvets are perfect for people who love the ‘tucked in’ feeling as they fall to sleep. The luxury goose feather and down filling, encased in pure cotton, provides comfort as nature intended. Goose feathers have natural thermal and breathable properties that will help you to sleep well every night. 


Shop our range of quality duvets and pillows in store at Downtown Grantham & Boston or online here.


For more information and help with selecting the perfect items for your bed, visit us at Downtown stores in Grantham.

Posted by Ellie Allen
21st March 2022

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