2019-12-03
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September- summer is pretty much over, the kids are back to school, that relaxing break by the sea is just a distant memory and dare we mention it… Christmas is just around the corner! Each of these are reason enough to give you sleepless nights so The Sleep Council has pulled together a few handy hints and tips to help you get those desperately needed eight hours! Their new campaign, ‘Sleeptember’jute lumbar pillow, highlights the health benefits of a restful night and provides five simple steps to try and improve your sleep.

This means a cool, quiet and dark bedroom. Swap duvets and pillows to match the seasonal weather and keep you at the perfect temperature all night long, and use?blackout blinds and blackout?curtains?to block those pesky noises and light out.

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Switch off and wind down properly with no smartphones, laptops or tablets causing too much of a distraction.

It’s the foundation of good sleep and although it may look fine to the naked eye, it’s what you can’t see that really matters. Think about replacing your bed?and mattress?every seven years and remember to get one that suits the way you sleep as an individual. Our helpful mattress buying guide will make this process easier for you!

Keep to a regular sleep schedule as much as possible –; even on the weekends!

Relax before bedtime with a warm bubble bath, scented candles and finish off with our luxuriously soft towels. Ahhhh…

Don’t forget, getting a good night’s sleep is just as important as your nutrition and exercise and just one bad night will affect your mood, concentration and alertness. Give the above a try and be on your A-game tomorrow!

When a new school year starts, the air is ripe with possibilities. It’s also ripe with papers, backpacks, school supplies, permission slips, lunch boxes, tennis shoes, and sports equipment. And it seems like no matter how many times you say, “Hang up your coat” or “Put away your backpack,” your entryway or mudroom will indefinitely become a drop zone for whatever comes in the door. Which is why it’s so important to put some thought into this space, so when school starts, you’re ready to tackle the busy days without having to worry about your home will take a beating.

Fall is officially here, and that means the holidays are right around the corner. It’s never too early to start planning for holiday decorating and entertaining. We’ve been thinking about it since spring! To get you in the spirit, we talked to Karen Mooney, our Senior Vice President of Brand Management, about some of our favorite rooms featured in the new catalog. She also shared with us her top five new favorites.

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