With temperatures in the minuses and snow around the country, it’s the kind of weather this week that makes you want to go to bed early and stay in bed longer – however this only works if your bed is warm and cosy!
According to a survey from the Sleep Council, around half (49%) the population suffers sleepless nights because of the cold. With temperatures usually at their lowest in the early hours, many people find that they are sometimes too cold and uncomfortable to be able to get a good night’s sleep.
So we’ve come up with some great tips to keep you warm in bed:
• Wear night clothes such as pyjamas or a large T-shirt to keep you warm. Natural fibres such as wool, cotton or silk will keep you warmer than synthetic materials.
• Put on a pair of soft bed socks. The extra layer under the covers can help improve circulation in your extremities, which can help you fall asleep more quickly.
• Have a warm (not hot!) bath just before you go to bed. This will warm you up and will also help to make you sleepy.
• Have a warming milky drink.
• Try to take some exercise, not too close to bedtime, which will get the circulation going and help to keep the body warm.
• Keep the bedroom warm, but not too hot, and free from draughts. Ideal room temperature is 16-18 degrees Celsius.
• Look for a mattress which has a thicker side for use during the winter, our Nature’s Best collection is perfect for year round sleeping comfort with summer and winter sides. is The deep soft winter sleeping surface is a great insulator to keep you warm.
• Choose a duvet with a high tog rating or use several layers of bedding rather than one single layer. Layers will trap warm air and are easily removed if you get too hot.
• A hot water bottle is an ideal way to keep warm once in bed. Make sure it has a cover on it to avoid scalding and also so that it won’t feel cold in the middle of the night.