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Win at Sleeping with Ikea:  Solving our Family’s Sleep Problems

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I don’t know about you, but these cold, dark mornings are making me feel really lazy and lethargic when it comes to getting out of my warm bed at the start of the day.  I’ve also never been that good at getting myself organised and off to bed early during the week; the draw of on-demand telly whilst cocooned in a thick blanket on the couch, being my particular downfall.  Who’s with me on this?  Or perhaps you find yourself scrolling through Pinterest, searching for the answer to your dream kitchen cupboard colour – been there?  Thought so.  We are all depriving ourselves of wholesome sleep for every minute we waste on our tablets or phones when it’s past our bedtime, and in the morning when the alarm goes off, we pay for it.

I was therefore really excited to be contacted by the lovely folk at IKEA, asking me to work with them on their Win at Sleeping campaign, which you may have noticed recently on TV and in the press.  It’s no secret that as a nation, we aren’t great sleepers, with many of us struggling to get a decent eight hours’ kip on a regular basis.  The fast pace of modern life, along with the addictive pull of ever present smartphones and tablets with their stimulating blue screens, is certainly a major contributing factor, however many of our sleep problems have startlingly simple roots, such as inadequate sleep preparation, bad sleeping habits or a poorly organised bedroom environment.

IKEA are determined to promote better sleep for all of us and for good reason, too.  There are countless benefits to be had from sleeping well, including better mood, raised energy levels, improved productivity at work and school, as well as positive health effects, such as improved memory, a sharper mind and lower stress levels.  And the best thing about it?   It only takes making a few small changes to guarantee ‘The Wonderful Everynight’ that we all need…



5 Bedlinen Trends to Style your Room for Spring/Summer

Bringing your bedroom from the cold depths of Winter and into Spring/Summer can be easily achieved with some simple yet really effective updates to your bedlinen. After all, the bed is the focal point of any bedroom and it needs to look the part according to the season! So with Spring upon us, it’s time to pack away your heavy blankets and fur throws and update your look to something a little fresher.

Whatever your taste, there’s a bedding style out there for you; just take a peek at these top five stunning bedlinen trends and be inspired to make that transition to a clean new look and, of course, a restful night’s sleep!




How to create a cosy bedroom sanctuary

cosy bedroom sanctuary

With the colder season already creeping in, there is nothing more welcome at the end of a long day trudging to and from school and work than crawling into a well made bed, wrapping yourself up under layer upon layer of snuggly, dreamy softness.  The only thing is, there’s more to achieving that wonderfully luxurious and cosy bedroom than simply throwing an extra blanket over the bed, so here are some tips on how to create your perfect autumn/winter bedroom sanctuary…  (more…)