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Do You Wake Up Ready? Plus Win A Sleep Hamper including a Lumie Light.

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For me, 2017 seems to be the year of no sleep. From starting it off with a nasty bug courtesy of Miss Olivia. To developing the most excruciating back pain whenΒ I’m lying down, to now, as I am writing this post, not sleeping due to catching yet another bug off my kind daughter who just loves to share meaning I can’t breathe through my nose and it’s all just ewww! It’s safe to say there is no way I wake up ready in the mornings.

It’s not looking great for me on the sleep front so far. Do you wake up ready? Are you a good sleeper or do you know how many times you have woken up or tossed and turned? Some mornings I literally wake up exhausted, OK, it’s pretty much most mornings lately, but still. For a while now I’ve not been the best sleeper and I don’t think my nighttime routine helps matters much.

From sleeping with the TV on, to taking my laptop bed. My bedroom is no longer a sanctuary of calm that promotes a healthy sleeping environment. It’s a electronics coven ruled by my inability to switch off. Literally and metaphorically. Just like the online world doesn’t stop for sleep, neither does my brain. It’s a lose-lose situation and one I am making worse for myself. That’s before you take into account the middle of the night back pain that wakes me up EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT.

Do You Wake Up Ready?

I absolutely do not wake up ready. Unless by ready you mean ready to go back to sleep. I’ve never been a morning person. But I’m not alone. Studies estimate that 1 in 3 people experience a poor nights sleep leaving them also unable to wake up ready to tackle the day on a good start.

Sleep is an important part of our life. A lack of sleep can affect our health, immunity and ourΒ emotional and psychological well-being. It also drastically increases the chances of me driving my boss up the wall. But how can you break the cycle and increase your quality of sleep? Hands up who can often be found sleeping like the dog in the picture, phone in hand? I know I do and I am trying to break that habit.

Recently I received a lovely Sleep Hamper from Kalms to help me improve my pre-sleep routine to help me feel more revitalised of a morning and #wakeupready

#wakeupready with these sleep tips in association with Kalms.

Set a bedtime and a wake-up time

And stick to it! Try to make sure as much as you can to set your body clock so it knows when it’s time to sleep, this, in turn, could help waking up much easier.

Electronic free zone

No, phones, no laptops, no TV. Pretty hard one for me as I spend a lot of time in my bedroom. Possibly contributing to my lack of being able to sleep as my brain now probably doesn’t associate my bed with sleep. But with my back pain, it’s the only place I can sit comfortably. Make your bedroom a sanctuary that promotes sleep and calm and save the rest for elsewhere in the home.

Limit your caffeine intakeΒ 

If you drink a lot of coffee or energy type drinks (guilty), save them for earlier on in the day and choose a more relaxing drink for closer to bed time. Like a nice cup of hot chocolate.

Take a relaxing bath

Lots of bubbles, lots of lavender and relax!

Set a routine

Try to set a nice relaxing bedtime routine. Allow yourself time to unwind and get rid of the stresses of the day to fully prepare yourself for sleep. Maybe it could involve any of the tips above, or you could find a different option that works for you.

Write things down

If like me you have a million and one things running through your head as you doze off, write them down. They may not make any sense come morning but it will get them out of your head to allow you to free them from running through your mind. I write some of my best things (well in my opinion) when I’m falling asleep so I always have a pen and notebook by my bed.

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If you still struggle to fall asleep after trying these tips you can find more helpful information on ways to help get a good nightΒ sleep over on the Kalms advice page. Kalms night and Kalms one a night tablets are traditional herbal medicinal products used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances, exclusively based on long-standing use as a traditional herbal remedy – Contains Valerian Root. Always read the leaflet. Remember to always read the label. If you are concerned about poor sleep or insomnia please consult your doctor.

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How Would You Like to Win a Sleep Hamper?

As well as receiving a hamper for myself I also have one to give away to my readers too! You could win your very own sleep hamper containing a Lumie light to help you wake up more naturally by a light imitating the sunrise as oppose to an alarm. A Moleskine notebook to write down all your nighttime thoughts, Baylis and Harding Lavender bath soak and Whittards of Chelsea Dreamtime Hot Chocolate.

do you wake up ready sleep hamper with lumie light hot chocolate and bubble bath

Ts & Cs

The prize is one hamper as detailed above to be sent to the winner directly from the prize sponsor. Available to UK residents over 18. The winner will be chosen within 5 days of the competition ending and has 28 days to acknowledge their win. Please allow 28 days for delivery. Should any issues arise I will do my utmost to help resolve this. The competition will run from the 11/2/17 to 5/3/17 Please make sure to enter all options carefully and fully, any incorrect entries will be void, I do check.Β 

*Disclaimer: I was provided with the #wakeupready sleep hamper to assist with writing this post and hosting the giveaway*



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  1. alice lightning

    March 5, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    i get warm and snuggly nothing worse if youre an ice cube in bed,i watch tv for a while then usually doze off not gory horror or fruity tv though

  2. Natalie Newham

    March 5, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    I take Kalms!

  3. Robert Kearney

    March 5, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    A little bag of lavender made by my grandma always does the trick for me, whether it’s because it’s from my grandma or the effects fo the natural lavender, I find it is effective.

  4. Christina Curtis

    March 5, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Fresh Bedding! It always helps me sleep. and a Nice bubble bath before.

  5. ellie spider

    March 5, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    the no screen thing – I actually have no screens in my bed room now i even leave the phone outside of my room (there is a shelf outside next to my bedroom door) I invested in an old school battery operated alarm clock and it has made a massive difference – I am not the best sleeper but with the phone on the room id be checking messages, emails, fb etc everytime i woke up. Now I just go back to sleep so I am getting more sleep and back to sleep quicker too

  6. Rebecca Beesley

    March 5, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    i think keeping the electronics to a minimum is a wise tip x

  7. Lia Burns

    March 5, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I spray lavender on my pillow each night x

  8. Natalie Crossan

    March 5, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Keep your room free of any technology x

  9. frances hopkins

    March 5, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    I use lavender spray

  10. Kay Broomfield

    March 5, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Try to unwind in bed rather than use devices and watch TV.

  11. Andrea Lloyd

    March 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Reading before bed helps to relax me

  12. Amanda tanner

    March 5, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Nice relaxing hot bath

  13. Hayley Colburn

    March 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    I defintely need to try the routine, I always feel like I have a million and one things to do and stay up far too late doing things that arent that important, I need to plan my day (and nights) much better and not stress out if for whatever reason plans have to change as they do

  14. Edward Guerreiro

    March 5, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I don’t really have any tips that you haven’t mentioned. But I will say that the ‘Electronic free zone’ is a very useful tip. It really does make a difference if you avoid bright screens.


    March 5, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    routine and no heat in bedroom

  16. Anneka Hulse

    March 5, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    i always keep a pen and paper next to the bed to write things down so im not worrying to remember

  17. Dawn Hull

    March 5, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Drink a caffeine free drink before bed time and listen to some relaxing music.

  18. Heather Morrison

    March 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I keep my worry diary next to my bed and write anything down in there to keep things off my mind. I also have a sleep mask which helps me xx

  19. Stacey Leigh

    March 5, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I suffered from insomnia before I fell pregnant with my little girl, I was always just fobbed off with Zoplicone! I find that writing a to do list for the next day and clearing my mind really helps me. Also the no screen time xx

  20. sharon catterall

    March 5, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    i like to read as it helps me to sleep at night

  21. hayley cooper

    March 5, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I use a lavender bed linen spray and use low lighting (incl my phone) and hour before bed and no caffeine after 7pm.

  22. Gillian McClelland

    March 5, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I use a lavender spray on my pillows before I go to bed each night

  23. natalee gosiewski

    March 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    i eat a banana b4 bed warm milk bath everything i try everything

  24. sharon stanley

    March 5, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I find that putting all my worries onto paper before I go to bed helps me sleep and I can work on the solutions in the morning.

  25. zina tye

    March 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    i LOVE Lavendar pillow spray to help sleep well, not 100% sure it really works but happy to try anything!

  26. Emily Mead

    March 5, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I use badge sleep time balm to help relax me after a busy day, even my partner loves it! This is the perfect prize

  27. Beryl Drake

    March 5, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Ditch the devices at least an hour before bedtime

  28. sharon martin

    March 5, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    great tips, i’ve none of my own but will be trying to find time to have a bath with Lots of bubbles, lots of lavender and relax

  29. lisa williams

    March 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    lavender oil on puls points just before bed always helps me relax

  30. Cathryn Crawshaw

    March 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    hot bath and a read before bed


    March 5, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Read until you literally can’t keep your eyes open any more.

  32. Nora H

    March 5, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Will try having a caffeine free drink in the evening. I find listening to the radio on a timer helps me fall asleep. This is the only tech I have in my bedroom, mobile phones etc downstairs.

  33. Lynn Woodcock

    March 5, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I’d love to try a Lumie, I might give Kalms a go though

  34. Jo Glasspool

    March 5, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    A hot shower, clean bed and good book always works for me.

  35. Tammy Neal

    March 5, 2017 at 11:54 am

    I try to clear my head completely of any busy thoughts! Have a cup of horlicks and a relaxing bath before bed x

  36. Karen Harrison

    March 5, 2017 at 11:53 am

    A regular sleep routine to stick to.

  37. Lisa Houston

    March 5, 2017 at 11:45 am

    i wish i had good tips for sleeping but i dont. i struggle with sleep and have done for years. to many babies one after the other so was about 10 years of waking up through the night with babies and its left my normal sleep pattern this way and i hate it

  38. natalie holland

    March 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I will take the advice of a warm bath, definitely good for relaxing and I suggest reading in bed – it definitely gets you ready for a snooze.

  39. Gerri Tennant

    March 5, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Keep a pad and pen on your bedside table to get those night time niggles off your mind,

  40. Heather brannan

    March 5, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Will try to chill before bedtime, no coffee, no computer, no phone, just pure relaxation

  41. Emily Jayne Phipps

    March 5, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I try to clear my head completely of any busy thoughts! focus on meditation pre sleep – failing that I have some meditation tracks on in the background!

  42. Theresa Alison

    March 5, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Turn out the light and close your eyes lol put some music on too slow music soon get you nodding off

  43. Anna Brown

    March 5, 2017 at 9:54 am

    A nice hot bubble bath, into warm pjs then into bed with a book.

  44. barbara clarke

    March 5, 2017 at 9:48 am

    i get to sleep quickly by imagining myself by a frozen pond in a snowy clearing in a forest, it helps clear my mind of all the other mundane stuff i think about

  45. Geoff Hibbert

    March 5, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Just a nice mug of Horlicks does me.

  46. Carly Belsey

    March 5, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I always spray my Lavendar Night Mist and try and read before bed. I usually get to sleep okay but I tend to wake up through the night a lot

  47. Kirsty Woods

    March 5, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Bath, pjs and relax before bedtime

  48. Kim Lam

    March 5, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I will be trying Kalms to see if they help me sleep

  49. paula cheadle

    March 5, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I have just bought a new bed, hopefully this will help me sleep better

  50. Susan Williams

    March 4, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    A dark room and comfortable pillows.

  51. Sam Parkes

    March 4, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Fresh bed linen and reading a book before I go to sleep helps me switch off, it’s getting up that’s the problem on dark mornings been thinking of getting a lumie clock.

  52. sarah rowland

    March 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    i give up putting my kids back to their beds after the 50th time i just crash in their room instad and 9 times out of 10 they are the nights i sleep the best….maybe its the fact im not listening to my partner snooring the whole night away or maybe it because the kids single beds are more comfortable than my bed

  53. Rachel Curley

    March 4, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Use a lavender spray in the bedroom, its calming and aids sleep

  54. Adrian Bold

    March 4, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    For me I couldn’t sleep without ear plugs. They really are brilliant for cutting out annoying ambient noise / traffic / neighbors / partner snoring etc.

  55. Kate m Jones

    March 4, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I really don’t know, I’ve tried everything to be honest and still don’t sleep well! I will try every tip on this blog that i haven’t already tried!

  56. Fiona jk42

    March 4, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I don’t have caffeine after 4pm, I don’t even own a smartphone so don’t use tech before bed, but I still have trouble getting to sleep. I use earplugs to try to block out my husband’s snoring, but I often resort to giving him a shove to try to get him to change position. Conversely, in the morning I have real difficulty waking up, and often don’t hear the alarm.


    March 4, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Do let us all know how you get on with the Lumie after a while trying it, won’t you. I’d be very interested to know.

  58. Nicola OBrien

    March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I like to get all comfy in bed, snuggle down and read for an hour before sleep.

  59. Katy Malkin

    March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Camomile tea before bed and lavendar oil on my pillow

  60. Katy Malkin

    March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Camomile tea before bed and lavendar oil on my pillow

  61. Bonnie King

    March 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I’m really awful when it comes to checking social media before going to sleep so I think I will try and turn off any electronics before I go to bed. I also haven’t tried Kalms so as a last resort I would like to try them. Thank you for the tips!

  62. Kimberley Hazelton

    March 4, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I’d love to try a Lumie light.

  63. Becky Duffy

    March 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I think to have clean bedding, plenty of air circulating by opening a window and complete darkness, that’s the only way I get to sleep easier, I don’t really get time to have a bath before bed but wish I did


    March 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I have to read before I fall asleep that works wells for me and a cool room and no late coffee

  65. tina edwards

    March 4, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    a warm bath and milky drinks and tech free evening

  66. Emma Haran

    March 4, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I always go to bed 20 minutes before I want to sleep and do not use my phone etc. just lie there and try to be mindful πŸ™‚

  67. Sue Dorking

    March 4, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Like to keep my bedroom quite cool and very dark!

  68. olivia Kirby

    March 4, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I don’t drink any tea after about 4 as it keeps me awake and I’m always up for the loo!

  69. Chantel L

    March 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Reading seems to encourage my sleepiness! but I’m useless at the no tech routine.. I try to use a ‘sleep playlist’ of mellow songs on an iPod for when my mind is restless too.

  70. carol Boffey

    March 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    have a bath before bed relaxes me

  71. Stuart Dunlop

    March 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    No caffeine before bed and have a nice warm drink

  72. Katie Wilson

    March 4, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I’m really having trouble sleeping at the moment, so will be trying some of these kalms to help me sleep naturally, I’ve always been put off by the idea of sleeping tablets but these sound really natural.

  73. Alison

    March 4, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Do away with tech before bed time, have a bath and a chance to unwind with a book, but not a gripping thriller!”

  74. Sandra Jo Siddall

    March 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I have always suffered with sleep problems – mainly not getting enough but I have tried almost everything ie, Relaxing bath, Hot chocolate, No Tv, No phone or laptop in bed but nope I just can’t stay asleep for longer than 3 ish hours and it actually takes me 3 or 4 hours to drop off! I would give anything for a good nights sleep!

  75. Charmian Filewood

    March 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I dont sleep very well but for others there is not looking at screen for 2hours before bed and I’ve heard eating a banana just before bed helps you drop off

  76. Thomas Perry

    March 4, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I put on Enya’s music on a timer, it is so soothing and calming it helps to get me off to sleep

  77. Hannah

    March 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Meditation works wonders for me when I can’t get to sleep. If I’m having a really bad night I’ll also pop a few drops of lavender oil on my pillow too πŸ™‚

  78. Anna Horrocks

    March 4, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    The best way for me to prepare for bed is to have a lovely hot bubble bath with a good book, nothing relaxes more removes any stresses from the day


    March 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    I think spending time winding down is the best thing. I cant just go to bed without first having a sit down and time to relax! Also the tip about setting a bed time and wake up time is a good idea but I work shifts so its really difficult for me. I would give this a try though if it was practical for me.

  80. Rebecca Powell

    March 4, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I would love to try the Lumie bodyclock – it would be a great way to wake up

  81. Marrian

    March 4, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I put on a lavender scented wax melt.

  82. Amanda Norwood

    March 4, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I have a sleep spray that I spray on my pillow just before I go to bed

  83. Mike Hodgson

    March 4, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I find a really dull book about carpentry helps

  84. Derek Wilson

    March 4, 2017 at 10:27 am

    I don’t have caffeine after midday, and always have a chamomile tea in the evenings. Really helps. x


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  86. Jennifer Conn

    March 4, 2017 at 4:57 am

    I have had sleep problems since I was 11 years old so I’m used to getting very little sleep but eventually it catches up with me. On the nights when I really really need some sleep I take a hot bubble bath before bed, spray lavender sleep spray on my pillow, and dab a little lavender sleep balm on wrists. I close my blackout blinds and take Kalms One a Night.

  87. Rachel Craig

    March 4, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Might try lavender.

  88. sandy Ralph

    March 4, 2017 at 12:29 am

    find reading in bed for half an hour or so helps me relax and drop off

  89. Megan Davies

    March 3, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    get off the computer or phone an hour before sleep. read or listen to audiobooks

  90. Ann Skamarauskas

    March 3, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    switch off TV and social media instead take a long soak in the bath and a book before bedtime

  91. Nancy Bradford

    March 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    I’ve had a hard time sleeping since my daughter was born eight years ago. I’d like to give the Valerian Root a try.

  92. Tasha

    March 3, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Have a mug of camomile tea before bed

  93. Diana

    March 3, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Reading a book before bed.

  94. Debi Newman

    March 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    No caffeine x

  95. juliette

    March 3, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    i spray my pillow with lavender spray and ensure my room isnt too hot or cold

  96. Sheila Reeves

    March 3, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I’m going to try writing things down – and not looking at my phone in bed!

  97. donna l jones

    March 3, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    no phone or tv on

  98. Ali Duke

    March 3, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Turn off your laptop/phone about half an hour before bed. I like to read then.

  99. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    March 3, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Routine, no electrical items at least an hour before bed.

  100. Kim Neville

    March 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    No phone or Ipad before bedtime so can wind down properly

  101. Victoria Prince

    March 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I will be trying the tip to write things down πŸ™‚ hopefully that will really help me!

  102. Corinne Wright

    March 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    A nice soak in the bath can help, although having a one year old who has started waking in the night means we are not sleeping through at the moment.

  103. MM

    March 3, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Relax before bed by reading. Turn off the light and listen to some gentle music before drifting off

  104. Jenny Rogers

    March 3, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I keep a notebook and pen by the bed, as jotting things down does seem to clear them from my mind.

  105. Faith Paul

    March 3, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    fresh bedding

  106. Ursula Hunt

    March 3, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    My top tips no TV or Phones, Ipads etc in the bedroom

  107. Michaela Williams

    March 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I limit my caffeine intake, I know that if I have coffee after 2PM I will not be able to go to sleep!
    Also drink only caffeine free tea, love Vanilla Redbush tea.

  108. Alison Macdonald

    March 3, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Sleeping in a cool room always helps me! Fresh bedding too πŸ˜‰

  109. Tina Hewitt

    March 3, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Concentrating on breathing helps me

  110. Hugh Jones

    March 3, 2017 at 10:22 am

    A Tempur pillow has helped me, as has reading for 20-mins before I switch the light out.

  111. Sarah S

    March 3, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Leave the mobile phone off!

  112. Kathleen Sarah Bell

    March 3, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Nothing seems to help me sleep really. Sometimes putting a pillow over my head helps, I think its a warmth/security thing.

  113. Christine Shelley

    March 3, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Just try not to get stressed , waking up has been one of my menopause problems

  114. emma walters

    March 3, 2017 at 6:30 am

    i like the idea of writing things down, that could help clear my mind a bit x

  115. james wright

    March 2, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    no naps in the afternoon. πŸ™‚

  116. Jennifer

    March 2, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    A spot of lavender oil on the pillow, or a lavender cushion.

  117. Antonia Richardson

    March 2, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    avoid naps, especially in the afternoon.


    March 2, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Don’t have a kip in the afternoon (my downfall). I do have a nice relaxing bath later though

  119. Sarah Wilson

    March 2, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Mine is no tv, tablets etc. in the bedroom! It really does help.

  120. Sarah Robinson

    March 2, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    No caffeine before bed and have a relaxing warm bath.

  121. Kelly Hanson

    March 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    If I am not feeling tired before bedtime I usually take the dog for a walk around the block in the cold weather. You’d think it would wake me up more but it does just the opposite. Maybe I’m a little odd?

  122. Suzanne Sendell

    March 2, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Im going to try to go to bed at the same time every night, Im a terrible sleeper as my brain wont shut down

  123. denise houghton

    March 2, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    The Lumie looks amazing

  124. Dan Holmes

    March 2, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    keep warm

  125. Sarah Hill

    March 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Warm bath

  126. Luisa Lauren

    March 2, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I’m going to try really REALLY hard to leave my phone downstairs. My excuse at the moment is that I need it as I set my morning alarm on it but I’m going to look at a different way of waking up, as its becoming a really bad habit to just quickly check it before sleeping. I hope this will eventually lead to a better nights sleep.

  127. Ema J Lowe

    March 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    don’t have your bedroom too hot, is better for the room to be cool and under the duvet you soon warm up.

  128. Karl Byrne

    March 2, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    a hot bath a few hours before bed.

  129. Anthea Holloway

    March 2, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    A warm milky drink an hour before bedtime and read a book which will take your mind off the day’s events and the “to do” list!

  130. Jeremy Hards

    March 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I read a book. It is surprising how quickly your eyes start to feel heavy and you drop off to sleep.

  131. Katie Skeoch

    March 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    A comfortable pillow & some gentle rain music sends me off to sleep

  132. Heidi Brown

    March 2, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Make sure you have the right matress and its not too old!

  133. Hannah Smith

    March 2, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    My top tip is try to go to bed before you’re really tired!

  134. Sarah Lewis

    March 2, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Warm bath, a book and a hot water bottle x

  135. Ann Marie Gould

    March 2, 2017 at 11:24 am

    a nice warm relaxing bath and no caffeine in the evenings help me settle better.

  136. Natasha R-M

    March 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Reading a book always sends me to sleep.

  137. carole n

    March 2, 2017 at 9:42 am

    try to feel relaxed and stress free at bed time

  138. Mary Baldwin

    March 2, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Keep the bedroom slightly cooler than the rest of the house to sleep more comfortably.

  139. T. Brailey

    March 2, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Hot chocolate and reading a book. It works wonders.

  140. Sarah Mcknight

    March 1, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I think i will try to get into a routine. I always go to bed at different times and wake up at different times.

  141. karen watt

    March 1, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    No Caffeine after 7pm and a good paperback book to read


    March 1, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    i have real trouble sleeping but wear an eye mask, ear plugs and have very thick curtains that block out all the light and find this helps!

  143. Julie Davey

    March 1, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Getting to sleep before hubby so I don’t hear his snoring

  144. Mike W

    March 1, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Top Tips, stay warm and don’t have noisy neighbours!

  145. Sarah Reed

    March 1, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Concentrating on breathing helps me sleep.

  146. Allison Sherwood

    March 1, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I keep my room cool and also try and keep it tidy. I have found if my bedroom is messy I don’t sleep very well.

  147. Rachel Morgan

    February 28, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I have a special pillow for my neck that supports it and has improved my sleep quality no end. x

  148. Kimberley Ryan

    February 28, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I am terrible at falling asleep as I can never seem to shut off, there is always something to think about. I think I may try your idea of always having a pen and notebook by my bed, see if it helps

  149. Christina Palmer

    February 28, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I find a nice soak in a bubble bath followed by a hot milky drink relaxes the body and the mind helping me to fall asleep quite quickly.

  150. Harline

    February 28, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I usually have a warm milky drink like horlicks another one is a warm bowl of custard works for me sounds odd I know

  151. Spencer Broadley

    February 28, 2017 at 10:08 am

    At the moent I take anti-histamines which are quite good at helping me to get off to sleep. I have known that a smell of lavender is also a good way to help

  152. Iris W

    February 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    I always drink a goodnight tea or camomile before bed it helps me relax

  153. Judith Allen

    February 27, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Lavender bath/shower stuff, good idea, we don’t have any at the moment. Not sure it makes me feel more sleepy, but I do love it.

  154. Joanne Hayes

    February 27, 2017 at 9:24 am

    A nice relaxing bath and then curl up in bed with a good book to wind down x

  155. Paula T

    February 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I’ve tried all sorts for years, I think the only solution now is to wait for my children to become adults haha

  156. Emma Lewis

    February 26, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    before bed a long bath with candles and some lavender oil. lay off the caffeine in the day

  157. Beki Lacy

    February 26, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I rub lavender oil on my temples and wrists – I sleep so much better when I do this!

  158. Sam McKean

    February 26, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I go tech free for at least an hour before bed and tend to do something that isn’t too stimulating like read a book.

  159. janine atkin

    February 26, 2017 at 10:56 am

    i alays read before going to sleep/ it relaxes me and makes me tired

  160. Chris S

    February 26, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I swear by Elemis Temple Balm – I just rub a small amount on my temples before going to bed and I sleep so well. If I wake during the night I just rub a little but more in and am soon sleeping like a baby.

  161. Christine Caple

    February 25, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I find that running around and tiring myself out works for me, and then I read a bit, and don’t have a problem getting to sleep.

  162. Rachel Heap

    February 25, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Have a nice hot bath, make sure your bedding is nice and fresh, nice fresh pjs and to make sure the room is dark, also going to bed and waking up at the same time and having a routine helps. I am out like a light!

  163. Sandra Fortune

    February 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Relaxation CD or tape helps to relax you . I suffer anxiety disorder so use a deep relaxation one plus some lavender oil on pillow and pulse points

  164. M Allen

    February 25, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Much as I’m tempted to do the opposite, I avoid alcohol if I can’t risk a sleepless night. Any alcoholic amount, and especially red wine, is guaranteed to wake me up after about 2 hours sleep.

  165. kelly wheelhouse

    February 25, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    I do tend to have a long soak in the bath before bed. The best thing for me is to not use any of my tech in the bed. Either that or put a movie on, I always fall asleep when watching a movie lol

  166. Ailsa sheldon

    February 25, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Play a word game. But can’t sleep if the kids are ill

  167. debbi ruskin

    February 25, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I use a lavendar pillow mist for both myself & my son & it really seems to help us drop off πŸ™‚

  168. Jane Gorton

    February 24, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Have a bath and clean sheets and ban the phone from the bedroom it works! Unfortunately, I am on medication so still have good and bad nights x

  169. Ursula Dias

    February 24, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Close your PC/Laptop/Tablet well before going to bed, and listen to some soothing music.

  170. Dawn Wilkinson

    February 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I have don’t have good sleep habits (illness) but clean fresh sheets and a good book always make me feel good and sometimes sleep really well.

  171. Stevie

    February 24, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Counting backwards from 1 hundred in 3’s really helps.

  172. Ruth Harwood

    February 24, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I read before bed, it relaxes me xx


    February 24, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Progressive muscle relaxation once in bed

  174. Emma King

    February 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    It’s cutting back on the tea drinking and switching off my tablet that I always struggle with.

  175. Laura Marshall

    February 24, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Definitely to put electronics down and try and relax! Easier said than done!

  176. Susan Ocock

    February 24, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Warm bath and a book at bedtime

  177. Joanna Kasznicki

    February 23, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I like a warm bath before bed which I find helps me to sleep

  178. Jodie Cook

    February 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I’m going to be trying take a relaxing bath

  179. jo liddement

    February 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I always have a soothing camomile tea before bed and also use a lavender essential oil which i dab on and it helps me to relax .I like the sound of the herbal Kalms.

  180. Emma Walton

    February 23, 2017 at 8:42 am

    My top sleep tips are: 1. Wind down before bed by having bath. 2. Don’t drink caffeine before bed. 3. Sprinkle some lavender essential oil on your pillow.

  181. Lila B Taylor

    February 22, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I do a 10 minute mindfulness exercise with a free app called ‘Headspace’, it really settles and relaxes me before turning off my light. I’m really finding mindfulness to be a great help in my life.

  182. Louise A

    February 22, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Love the idea of a hot chocolate, can just imagine being in bed, all snuggly and warm, sipping a hot chocolate only downside is I would have to get out to brush my teeth which would probably wake me up

  183. Sandra Fortune

    February 22, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Deep relaxation CD helps it relaxes your muscles also few drops essential lavender oil on pillow


    February 22, 2017 at 5:31 am

    I wil lbe trying out the different tog level Duvets tip – sounds good to me!


    February 22, 2017 at 5:29 am

    I like a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil on my pillow!


    February 22, 2017 at 5:27 am

    I like a few drops pf Lavender Essential Oil on my pillow.

  187. Natalie Thomason

    February 22, 2017 at 12:35 am

    I love ❀️ lavender oil and chammomile tea β˜•οΈ

  188. Polly

    February 22, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Don’t look at your phone when you’ve gotten into bed. Have some tech free time before getting into bed.

  189. tracy sinclair

    February 21, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    A few drops of Lavender essential oil on my pillow helps me drift off to sleep and I will be trying Kalms night now x

  190. Carole E

    February 21, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    A calming lavender diffuser in the bedroom helps. Also a nice warm bath and a mug of hot chocolate. Feeling tired thinking about it.

  191. Lynne Oconnor

    February 21, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Nothing beats fresh air and fresh bedding

  192. Kim M

    February 21, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I read in bed every night till I’m tired x

  193. Victoria Stockley

    February 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I have so much trouble sleeping, I have a bath and use a spray on my pillowcase but it dosent really make much difference. I really need to stop using my tablet at night!

  194. Jenny Sue

    February 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Our bedroom is a designated chill zone, it works

  195. Ray Dodds

    February 21, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Hot chocolate and count sheep

  196. Michelle Wild

    February 21, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I omit the caffeine but still have the screens.

  197. Kirsty Plane

    February 21, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I sleep like a baby, but my husband could do with trying some of these πŸ™‚

  198. Deborah Sheppard

    February 21, 2017 at 4:54 am

    I do about an hour of competitions, that helps me sleep

  199. Anthony Martin

    February 21, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Try to avoid TV or computer/Tablet phone for 20 mins before bed, lights out and easy listening music not too loud to drift off too

  200. pete c

    February 20, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I nearly always read for about 45 mins before going to bed and avoid being on computer too late too

  201. Lucie Aiston

    February 20, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Normally a nice warm bubble bath works but being 29 weeks pregnant, fat, in pain and fed, i am finding it very difficult to sleep at the moment!!!

  202. Alison ellis

    February 20, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I would say put all screens away after 6. I should follow my own advice. No caffeine after 6 either x

  203. Alison ellis

    February 20, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I would say put all screens away after 6. I should follow my own advice. No caffeine after 6 either x

  204. Laura Pritchard

    February 20, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I’ll be trying to ban electronics – often I wake up because one of our phones vibrates or flashes!

  205. Peter Watson

    February 20, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I don’t think you can beat a hot milky drink before bedtime.Horlicks is my favourite but I also like drinking chocolate and cocoa.

  206. Katie

    February 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I read before bed, have no phones in the bedroom then if I’m struggling imagine myself on a beach in the Caribbean. I keep lying awake for hours though so it’s not working!

  207. Gemma Massey

    February 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Buy a cute little chug and cuddle up to them they’re so calming, soothing and always there ( I may be biased with chugs πŸ™‚ ) also don’t drink to much caffeine

  208. Susan B

    February 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    My top tip is training your pets not to sleep in your bed from the beginning.

  209. Charlie Brunton

    February 20, 2017 at 1:56 am

    My top tip was mentioned in your post, I love a big bubbly bath to relax me! I’ll use lavender scented bubbles and take a decaf cuppa in with me, by the time I’m out, dry & dressed I’m nodding!

  210. Victoria Shiel

    February 19, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I don’t have any top tips other than don’t play with your phone whilst in bed as they stimulate your mind & likely to keep you awake longer,any other tips to help me sleep would be very appreciated

  211. Lindsey Stuart

    February 19, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I always make sure my bedroom is at the right temperature not too hot and not too cold, I have a winter duvet and a summer one πŸ™‚
    I don’t watch tv in my bed anymore and have found this to be a huge help on getting a good nights sleep also I tend to read a book instead of browsing through my phone πŸ˜‰

  212. Tara Bush

    February 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I buy lavender bubble bath and when I’m struggling to get to sleep I will have a nice warm bath and have a cup of hot milk before I go to bed.

  213. Julie Scattergood

    February 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I try to ‘clear’ my mind as much as possible. Get clothes and work/school bags ready the night before. Try to avoid using iPad etc an hour before bed (easier said than done).

  214. Sarah Mcvicar

    February 19, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Iv’e been using lavendar spray on my pillows hich is suposed to help sleep, but being an insomniac I still suffer from hardly any sleep πŸ™

  215. Paula Smith

    February 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I wish I had advice! I sleep terribly. I will try some of these pointers though. Especially taking to to relax before bed and sticking to a routine

  216. Amanda Botterill

    February 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I read a bit before I try to go to sleep, if my mind won’t switch off I think of each part of my body ie big toe, 2nd toe, third toe etc works every time

  217. yvonne cooke

    February 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I cant sleep without my TV on and now my kids are the same, i need all the help i can get. If anyone has any suggestions ill be greatfull. People have tryed to help in the past but nothing seems to work.x

  218. Jodi Hill

    February 19, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I’ll definitely be taking a book to bed, as soon as my 15 week old daughter nods off I’m wide awake & struggle to nod off! Hopefully reading a few pages will gently help me πŸ˜‰

  219. Deborah Clarke

    February 19, 2017 at 10:56 am

    A hot bath , a good book , fresh bed linen and kicking the other half into the spare room always guarantees me a decent nights sleep ha ha. Fab giveaway. Would love to be your lucky winner. Fingers crossed x

  220. katherine s

    February 19, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Reading before going to sleep and being tech free at least one hour before going to bed.

  221. Kelly Hemmings

    February 19, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Definitely a hot bath, clean freash pjs, clean bedding & lavender pillow spray Zzzz

  222. Jules Eley

    February 18, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I always read before bed to relax which helps me sleep.

  223. Melissa Crowe

    February 18, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I find having a bath to relax before bed helps, fab comments will be tryingx

  224. Rachael Ashmore

    February 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I have a warm bubble bath and avoid any caffeine after 4 ⛀

  225. Mrs Gemma Huelin

    February 18, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Having a nice long relaxing bath before bed

  226. Wendy Smith

    February 18, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Avoid caffeine and alcohol for an hour before bedtime

  227. Chris J

    February 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I think the electronic free zone is really important

  228. Jo Carroll

    February 18, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I really believe that getting the temperature right in your sleeping area is key to enjoying a good night’s sleep…but ofcourse that differs from person to person so you have to find out your optimum level.

  229. katrina walsh

    February 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I really enjoy spooky stuff on YouTube and the only time I can enjoy watching it is when the kids are in bed so it doenst scare them. As a result it keeps me awake when I go to bed shortly after.I need to stop this!!!

  230. Kirsten S

    February 18, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I drink Pukka nighttime tea, have a bath with bathsalts and lavender oil and put some olbas oil on my pillow.

  231. Clare Hubbard

    February 18, 2017 at 6:33 am

    My husband and I are really bad and cannot sleep without the TV on, we really need to break this habit!

  232. ShoeDoodles

    February 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    i go to sleep cuddling my son, its easier for us both to sleep that way. Then i wake up earlier than him in the morning.

  233. Joanne Beale

    February 17, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I try and stick to a routine so that I go to bed at the same time and get up at the same time everyday. Usually this works but sometimes I might get a spell when I don’t sleep so well so might have to try some of your other suggestions

  234. amy bondoc

    February 17, 2017 at 11:41 am

    i find lavender tea really helps me to relax before bed when i dont have it i find it harder to get to sleep

  235. Zoey Harris

    February 17, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Definitely going to try going tech free! I can’t remember the last time I slept properly!

  236. Ellen Sheppard

    February 17, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I read to get to sleep, it never fails, always asleep within 10 minutes (it takes me months to finish a book!)

  237. Laura Howell

    February 16, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I’ll be attempting an electronic free zone! I have a bad habit of taking my phone to bed with me and scrolling through Facebook, Twitter etc before bed.

  238. Jayne Sullivan

    February 16, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I have a habit of writing a do list for the following day before I go to bed. It seems to help to clear my head of any worries.

  239. Jacqueline Chapman

    February 15, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I swear by banana tea one hour before going to bed. It works a treat!

  240. Lorna Ledger

    February 15, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    clean sheets, clean pj’s, write a to do list for the next day about an hour before, and if possible no tech next to the bed xx light a nice smelly candle and read for a bit x

  241. Maggie Coates

    February 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Don’t worry as you lay in bed about things that you cannot change.

  242. Sarahann Tonner

    February 15, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Reading before bed – usually about half an hour. Oh and switching off all technology!

  243. Sarah Brokenshire

    February 15, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Dont go on your phone just before bed x

  244. Emma Fox

    February 15, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I keep the bedroom window ajar as I hate it when the room gets too hot and stuffy πŸ™‚

  245. Allan Wilson

    February 15, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Get into the routine of early to bed early to rise, works for me.

  246. Dee Gillespie

    February 15, 2017 at 6:29 am

    I will definitely be trying out your tip of writing down all the things that come into your head. Really interesting blog with some good ideas thanks xx

  247. Amanda

    February 15, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Keep your bedroom technology free

  248. Lynsey Buchanan

    February 15, 2017 at 2:45 am

    I like to read a chapter or two of a book to help me get to sleep at night.

  249. Rich Tyler

    February 15, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Snuggles always help me sleep, avoid too much phone / tablet use before bed

  250. andrea tinkler

    February 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Hubby in spare bed so i don’t hear the snoring. A nice pillow and warm quilt

  251. Dawn Brodribb

    February 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Have a routine – it will make your sleep pattern much easier

  252. Rachel

    February 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    No phone policy once in bed and reading – always helps to send me to sleep more easily!

  253. Rebecca Nisbet

    February 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    i really struggling getting to sleep at the moment and waking up is twice as hard, just to have that motivation in the morning. I may have to start trying to stop using any form of technology before bed.

  254. Sheena Batey

    February 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Used to have no trouble sleeping but wake quite frequently in the night now must try some of your advice

  255. Annabel Greaves

    February 14, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Have a relaxing bath before bed and do not use your phone or tablet in bed as that can make you more awake – the thing I think is most important is to try not to worry about it as that can make you less likely to fall asleep

  256. Mary H

    February 14, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I’m afraid I don’t have any top tips because I’m such a terrible sleeper. Defininely not a morning person and I really struggle to get up, especially in winter so this would be ace.

  257. Glynis Soper

    February 14, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Go to bed before you fall asleep in front of the TV

  258. Keri Jones

    February 14, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I read myself to sleep. I know electronics are not a good idea at bedtime but I find reading on my Kindle really helps to settle me and make me sleepy x

  259. Graham Ross

    February 14, 2017 at 2:13 am

    A nice hot bath with some lavender oil just brfore bed

  260. lucy higgins

    February 13, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    i try to read a bit before bed and keep my room clean and tidy so its a relaxing space

  261. Laura Williams

    February 13, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    My tip is to spray lavender spray on your pillow… never fails for me! Thank you!
    I need a good tip for actually being able to get up in the morning without feeling like I have had no sleep though… I am so not a morning person! This hamper looks brilliant! πŸ™‚

  262. iain maciver

    February 13, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    set a regular bedtime

  263. Elaine P

    February 13, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Well I’m the world’s worst, the tv is on until I go to bed, the computer is on with me working on it till bedtime and as for coffee I have to have at least one anytime up to an hour before bed. I have to get myself tired, I mean brain tired.
    When I do go to bed, because of my spinal problems, I have to sleep lying on my belly, in a dark room & in a lovely warm bed. When I turn over while asleep then I wake up, I have to get out of bed and have a walk around before settling down in my sleeping position again. I will have to try the lavender oil on the pillow.

  264. Anthony Harrington

    February 13, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I have to have to radio on all night, I can’t sleep without it on.

  265. Rehana Ahmed

    February 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    A scented candle, cup of cocoa and relaxing music and no kids ,,,perfect recipe for a relaxing sleep

  266. adeinne tonner

    February 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I make sure i have a comfortable duvet and pillows then make sure the room isn’t to warm or cold

  267. laura banks

    February 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    leaving off gadgets and turning off the tv would be a great idea for me

  268. Rachael G

    February 13, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    A warm, lavender bath before bed seems to help me.

  269. Emma

    February 13, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Have a half an hour before bed free from phones and tv, and just relax with a book or listen to some music. It helps me get to sleep!

  270. Angela Boucher

    February 13, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Get an early night and set a regular bedtime. Works for me.

  271. Sarah Mackay

    February 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Putting a little lavender essence on the pillowcase, to help get a good nights sleep

  272. Helen Tovell

    February 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    To take time to switch of from things before you atempt to sleep

  273. clair downham

    February 13, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    lavender on the illow and no gadgets before bed

  274. Jo Richards

    February 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Sleep alone, always get a good nights sleep just not as much as I’d like lol

  275. Emma Gibson

    February 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    No phones/laptops just before bed.

  276. bella smyth

    February 13, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    I dont use any technology in the bedroom no tv either and the same goes with my youngest, We also use black out blinds and dont eat late at night.

  277. Jo Hutchinson

    February 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Keep the room nice and dark.

  278. Justine Hughes

    February 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I’m going to try Kalms Night, I already take a natural remedy to help me sleep but it doesn’t always help.


    February 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I have had insomnia since I was a child and struggle on and off continuously! If I had any tips that work I would gladly share them! What I find helps is trying to quieten my mind either by reading or listening to meditations on my ipod. Kalms are also very goo x

  280. John Tingay

    February 13, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I like a warm bed but a cool bedroom, and the darker the better.

  281. Emma Wright

    February 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    My main problem is too many things crowding my mind when I should be getting to sleep so I’ve started imagining a board rubber wiping a blackboard to clear everything. Odd, but it works for me.

  282. Mel Turner

    February 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I read in bed before I go to sleep

  283. jennifer thorpe

    February 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I’m going to try and and set more of a routine

  284. Jamielee Wells

    February 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I find working from my feet upwards i try and relax every muscle bit by bit, i also do deep breathing and ensure i am comfortable

  285. Jayne Townson

    February 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I find that meditating for 10 minutes at the end of the day, really relaxes me and helps to clear my head, before I settle down to sleep.

  286. Kelly Wiffin

    February 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I spend some time in bed before wanting to go to sleep – definitely relaxes me. I watch some TV and I often fall asleep watching something.

  287. Tracey Belcher

    February 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Leave off the gadgets and electronics before bed!

  288. Debbie W

    February 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I am a good sleeper but my husband and daughter are both terrible. I am going to see if I can get them both to do some or all of the things above to see if that helps. I have given my daughter an eye mask and ear plugs as she seems very sensitive to noise around her. That seems to help a bit too.

  289. Stephanie Coals

    February 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Have a wind down period before bed with no screens, perhaps read a book or relax in other ways.

  290. Mummy Melton

    February 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I’m a terrible sleeper. I try not to look at my phone 30mins or so before I go to bed and read a book as it helps settle my mind

  291. Alica

    February 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I have terrible sleep problems and I would use all the tips to try and get a good nights sleep. I cant remember the last time I woke up refreshed!

  292. Marc H

    February 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I always set the sleep timer on my tv and leave it on at a very low volume. I find the slight background noise distracts my over active mind when i’m trying to drift off.

  293. Rachael Simmons

    February 13, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I really enjoy ASMR videos which use binaural triggers to relax you, often simulating things such as haircuts, massages and facials πŸ™‚

  294. the master

    February 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

    mum has sworn by kalms for 10+ years

  295. Kate A

    February 13, 2017 at 11:34 am

    To use a proper alarm clock and not your phone. No phone or tv in the bedroom.

  296. Marycarol

    February 13, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I try to stay off my phone and ipad for at least an hour before going to bed but it is difficult xx

  297. Claire Grigg

    February 13, 2017 at 11:12 am

    I always have the window open in all weathers, can not sleep in a stuffy room.

  298. Danielle Spencer

    February 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I find making sure I do enough in the day to wear myself off at night then I sleep better, but do not eat or exercise at least 2-4 hours before bed and it needs to be fairly dark for me to sleep properly.

  299. Julie Henderson

    February 13, 2017 at 11:03 am

    i always have a hot wilk drink 30 mins before bed and then play gentle soft music to get me off to sleep

  300. Natalie Baskerville

    February 13, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Get a husband who doesn’t snore and if thats not an option wear earplugs. I’ll be making it an electronic free zone.

  301. Cherry Edwards

    February 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Try to get into a regular pattern of going to bed at the same time and getting up at the same time whether I’m tired or not.

  302. Lorraine Stone

    February 13, 2017 at 10:05 am

    For me if I go to bed too early then I don’t sleep well. So even if the clock says it is bedtime if I don’t feel tired then I stay up a bit longer and sleep better.

  303. Rachel Butler

    February 13, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Oh I’m terrible for doing all the wrong things! I drink waaaayyy too much coffee, and I’m never off my phone at night and have the TV on in the background! I hate the feeling though when I wake up every morning feeling even more exhausted! Totally need to change my bedtime routine! Xoxo

  304. Jenifer

    February 13, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I have a “chillout” calming playlist on Spotify, which tends to help me nod off if I’m having trouble sleeping. Its very relaxing! πŸ™‚

  305. Becky Yeomans

    February 13, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I will definitely be trying the Kalms one a night tablets, A tip from me is lavender bed spray I always spray a squirt on my pillow every night so soothing!

  306. debbie smith

    February 13, 2017 at 9:29 am

    i always try not to have my phone to hand as that really distracts me from sleep also get some proper lavender oil add a few drops to a hanky or tissue and place it on your pillow it really works xx

  307. Agnes Glover

    February 13, 2017 at 9:21 am

    No screens or gadgets 2 hours before bed and no caffeine after lunch. πŸ™‚

  308. Anna

    February 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I am an extreme insomniac and am lucky to get 1-2 hours a night. I have tried everything but nothing works for me. My tips are blackout curtains, no screen time after four pm, control caffeine intake and try to accept your insomnia and not panic about how you might feel the next day. I like the warm bubbly lavender idea the best.

  309. Hilda Wright

    February 13, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I sleep best with the window open! I love the room full of fresh air. Sadly it was closed last night and I have woken with a chronic headache today! arghhhh!

  310. Rob Griffiths

    February 13, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I always dab lavender oil on my pillows

  311. Suzanne

    February 13, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Maintain a reasonable room temperature and reduce caffeine intake.

  312. S Edwards

    February 13, 2017 at 7:18 am

    sounds of the ocean playing gently in the background

  313. Fiona K

    February 13, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Keep the bedroom dark, cool and free from gadgets

  314. Tracy Hanley

    February 13, 2017 at 7:07 am

    try and clear your mind and stop thinking about stuff thats happen in the day

  315. Heather Haigh

    February 13, 2017 at 6:27 am

    I’m a terrible sleeper. I do find Kalms help sometimes. I wake far too early or far too late and would love to try a Lumie to see if it would help.

  316. Tracy Nixon

    February 13, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Keep your bedroom technology dree!

  317. Solange

    February 12, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    My sleep tips are to try to go to sleep and get up at the same time everyday, get as much natural sunlight as possible, move vigorously during the day – don’t sit for more than an hour, limit caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and big meals at night, take time for relaxing activities before sleep and create a calm and restful sleep environment,

  318. Helen Moulden

    February 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Never look at technology in the half hour before you go to bed. That’s my tip!

  319. abigail edkins

    February 12, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I am a terrible sleeper…it takes me soooo long to fall asleep. My only advice is to keep really active during the day and get a good bedroom/pillow spray

  320. Christine Dodd

    February 12, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I invested in a good quality mattress – great decision as it has made a huge difference.

  321. Abigail Cullen

    February 12, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Not to do anything to energetic, a few hours before going to bed, otherwise you will not be relaxed enough.

  322. Rebekah Jones

    February 11, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I am VERY guilty of using my electronics at bedtime … and like you I spend a lot of time in my bedroom due to my conditions …. I need to start switching off a little earlier and calming myself down … I also love a coffee …I do find if I drink one anytime after 3pm .. I find it even harder to sleep … so finding something more soothing would be much more preferable at bedtime … kalms I cant take unfortunately as they react with my prescription meds .. but I know how good they are as hubby has used them. So all in all I have realised a lot of what you suggest applies to me … so onward with a new routine at bedtime for me … time to switch off my laptop being as its 11.20 pm lol xxx

  323. Kim Carberry

    February 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I really need to stop watching YouTube videos on my phone in bed as I know it is ruining my sleep…
    I do like a hot chocolate before bed πŸ™‚ x

  324. Margaret GALLAGHER

    February 11, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Went on a CBT and mindfulness course and learnt lots tech is a no no as is caffeine
    Biggest for me is learning to let go of the day !

  325. Lydia Barton

    February 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I already do the bath bit but going tech free is so difficult! I should definitely try to limit the caffeine though.

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