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Relaxation for a good night’s sleep

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Ever wonder why you never seem to get enough sleep? You may not be alone. A recent study by The Sleep Council found that 51% of women and 39% of men struggle to get enough sleep at night. Our increasing stress and worry means more and more of us are turning to medication and technology to help us get to sleep. In a world that seems to be always on, what can we do to help ourselves nod off?

Surprisingly, the first step to better sleep happens before you even get into your bed.

A cosy and warm place to relax

Ask anyone to describe their ideal cosy living room and they are likely to suggest a comfy sofa and a warm glowing fireplace. People have a natural relaxation response to watching a fire – it’s even been proven to reduce blood pressure and it often makes us feel relaxed and contented.

The Dimplex Opti-myst effect mimics a natural fire with unparalleled realism. It instantly provides a cosy, relaxing atmosphere, transforming your living room into a comforting haven. It is completely safe for you and your family, with no fumes or real fire, and can be used independently of the heat - perfect for unwinding before bed and softening the effects of a long, hard day, all year round.

Diffuse the situation

Believe it or not, scents can be a valuable contributor to helping you unwind and prepare for a peaceful night’s sleep.  Just think how great it feels to get into a bed with clean, fresh smelling sheets.

Our Aroma Diffuser gently humidifies the room, ensuring the air you breathe is comfortable, and by simply adding a few drops of your favourite essential oils can provide gentle fragrance to your space as well.

Restless nights leave you feeling drained and unprepared for the day ahead, but a few small changes to your relaxation routine can transform your sleep quality.

As part of National Bed Month 2018, we’ll be sharing some of our favourite sleeping and relaxing tips on Twitter and Facebook. Make sure you follow us for inspiration to help you get a good night’s sleep.