Christmas Bedroom

Tips for helping children sleep more soundly on Christmas Eve

Tips for helping children sleep more soundly on Christmas Eve

For many children around the world, Christmas Eve is the most exciting and magical night of the year.

As they settle down beneath their sheets to await the arrival of Father Christmas, his reindeer, and a stack of presents, it’s no wonder that many excited children struggle to drift off to sleep on Christmas Eve.

Here are five tips for helping your kids sleep more soundly on Christmas Eve and wake up feeling refreshed on Christmas Day.

Get plenty of fresh air

Go for a walk and get plenty of fresh air somewhere where the kids can run around and let off steam to help tire them out on Christmas Eve. A trip to the park or a brisk family walk in the countryside or a local wood or forest can also be a lovely way to spend time together.

Hide the sugar

At Christmas the cupboards are usually bursting with tins of chocolates, packs of biscuits and other sugary treats. Make an effort to put all the treats away after lunch on Christmas Eve to help prevent a sugar-induced high keeping the kids buzzing all night long.

Turn off the screens

The blue light that technology emits can have a negative effect on our ability to switch off and get to sleep at night. On Christmas Eve, instead of gathering around the television or a games console, instigate a screen-free family games night to help children wind down before bed.

Stick to routine

This one can be difficult at Christmas, but wherever your plans take you, try to stick to your kids’ normal bedtime routines as much as possible. If you can keep them going to bed and waking at roughly the same time as usual, then it can help to prevent them getting overtired and the ensuing bedtime dramas.

Wind down and relax

Christmas is a magical time of year full of trips and activities which can leave children feeling overtired and hyperactive by the end of the day. Have several screen-free, wind-down activities planned for evenings when the kids are bouncing off the walls to help them to calm down ready for bed.

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Tips for staying warmer in bed this winter

Tips for staying warmer in bed this winter

Creating a warm and comfortable sleeping environment is key to achieving a restful night’s sleep.

Once the winter months come around, you’ll soon notice the chill in the air last thing at night and first thing in the morning.

If you regularly find yourself feeling cold in bed then it could be having a negative impact on your sleep quality, making it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Once you climb into bed you should quickly begin to feel warm and cosy, and if you don’t, then it’s time to make some changes to your bed and sleeping habits.

Here are our top tips for staying warmer in bed this winter.

Invest in a memory foam mattressMemory foam mattresses mould to the shape of the body, relieving pressure points for a more comfortable night’s sleep. The foam inside a memory foam mattress absorbs and retains body heat in order to change shape, creating a warm and cosy sleeping environment.

Bed socks – Sleeping in bed socks not only keeps your feet feeling toasty, it can also help to regulate your external body temperature, helping you to fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.

Layer up with blankets – Layer up the blankets on top of your duvet to trap air and insulate your bed. Using multiple blankets also allows you to add and remove layers depending on the temperature. Choose blankets in wool or fleece rather than synthetic materials for extra warmth.

Hot water bottle – Fed up with climbing into a cold bed? Fill a hot water bottle with hot water and pop it under the duvet to warm the bed up before you climb in.

Winter Duvet – When the cold weather hits, switch to a warmer winter duvet with a higher tog or a down, wool or hollow fibre filling.

According to the Sleep Council, the ideal temperature for the bedroom is a cool 16–18 degrees Celsius. Be careful not to create a sleep environment that is too hot as this can cause restlessness.

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Will Your Guests Be Sleeping Comfortably This Christmas?

Will Your Guests Be Sleeping Comfortably This Christmas?

Christmas is a time for families and friends to get together and celebrate. Often this can mean staying over for a night or two in the spare room or perhaps a sofa bed and even the floor if sleeping arrangements are not thought through in advance.

While many of us will have slept on the floor in a friend’s house in our younger days, doing so often means getting a poor night’s sleep and waking up with aches and pains. Even if you get to sleep on the couch for a night, resting your head against the arm of a sofa can leave you with a stiff neck and a headache in the morning which can only exacerbate a hangover after several drinks the night before.

So, if you want to encourage your guests to visit you every year it is important to consider their comfort when staying over. When space is at a premium this can of course be difficult. You won’t want a bed taking up space if it is only used once or twice a year.

The solution to this of course is to look for a bed that can double up in purpose. Sofa beds are the obvious choice allowing you to combine the seating most rooms require with the options of a bed when needed. Day beds are also worth considering as are trundle beds which have castors allowing them to be transported easily between rooms when not in use.

If you need to upgrade your sleeping arrangements this year call in to our store to view the beds we have on offer.

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Preparing Your Bedroom For The Perfect Christmas

Preparing Your Bedroom For The Perfect Christmas

Do you remember the excitement of waking up on Christmas day morning and opening those presents?

While most people put their Christmas decorations up in the lounge hall and outside the house, the bedroom is often left out. Yet there is no reason why the bedroom can’t be decorated for Christmas and you may feel more Christmassy when waking up as a result.

Christmas stockings
Christmas stockings are one of the more traditional ways Christmas is brought into the bedroom and in some households, this is where the presents are kept as opposed to under the tree downstairs. If you belong to the kind of family that likes a lie in on Christmas morning then a large Christmas stocking in the bedroom will save you having to get up and go downstairs for your gifts.

Christmas tree
While you may not have the space for a full-size natural tree, there’s nothing wrong with having a Christmas tree in the bedroom as well as in other parts of the house. Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree and you will find them in all colours suitable to match any décor.

Christmas textiles and accessories
Some people are put off buying things like cushions just to use for one week of the year, but having a Christmas theme in the bedroom will certainly make it feel more like Christmas and you can always use what you buy next year.

If we don’t see you at the store soon Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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