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There has been a plethora of studies around what makes for a great night’s sleep. But what it really comes down to is the following:

The temperature of your bedroom has been found to contribute greatly to your quality of sleep. If your room is too warm, too cold, or draughty, this could be very detrimental to your sleep and, therefore, to your health. Your body temperature is at it’s lowest when you’re asleep, and it’s been proven that 16-18°C is the optimal for the best rest. Bedrooms over 24°C or below 12°C will cause a fragmented night’s sleep and could lead to symptoms of sleep deprivation or insomnia. Keep your room within the ideal range, and these issues shan’t be a problem.

Another issue to take care of is your allergic responses to your bedding. Many people (as high as 25% of the population) are allergic to dust and dust mites, and your bedding is a haven for these little bugs. Signs can include cold-like symptoms, like a runny nose and watery, itchy eyes. Purchasing hypo-allergenic covers and a breathable mattress is one of the best ways to prevent this. Washing your bedding weekly is another key measure to take, but make sure you own durable covers so they don’t become worn out.

The single most important factor involved in getting the perfect night’s sleep has to be your comfort levels. If your mattress is sagging, lumpy, or over 7 years old, you should definitely consider investing in a new, high quality mattress. It’s recommended that sleeping on a layered, engineered mattress that contains a combination of memory foam and micro springs (aka mini springs) is the best option for maximum comfort. Of course, comfort isn’t solely down to your mattress; having quality pillows and luxury bedding is also of great importance.

Every body is different, and everyone has a different preference for pillows. Finding the perfect pillow can be a daunting prospect; with so many on the market, how can you know what’s right for you? Brook + Wilde has an amazing range of pillows in varying levels of firmness and in different materials, so you can be sure to find the perfect pillow for you.

With our busy and stressful daily lives, achieving peace of mind when we go to bed is becoming more and more difficult. However, buying responsibly-sourced, eco-friendly bedding may help you sleep better at night. Brook + Wilde offer the first ever duvet to be made using 100% renewable energy, and is even made from 100% PET plastic bottles – and the same goes for the Smart Down Pillow, which emulates the comfort of natural down.

Sleep hygiene has been shown to be very important. This doesn’t refer to brushing your teeth before bed; no, sleep hygiene is the practice of forming routines surrounding bedtime. Settling into a reliable pattern makes it easy for your body to relax and achieve a peaceful night’s sleep, over and over again.

Take up these tips, and in no time you’ll enjoy the perfect night’s sleep. You’re welcome.