Posts Tagged ‘Summertime sleep tips’

Win a Fabulous Summertime Sleep Bundle

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

It’s competition time and, as summer is on its way, we’re offering you the chance to win a summertime sleep bundle worth up to £600!

 

British summer time is officially here and so are longer, lighter evenings; perfect for entertaining but far from ideal for young children, shift workers and light-sensitive sleepers. Not to mention the overheating and excessive sun glare associated with bedrooms that have sunlight flooding in through windows.

We have put together a summertime sleep prize that will provide fabulous sleeping conditions during the summer months. It includes a made-to-measure BlocOut™ Blind from our collection, a Breathe Duvet and two Cool Touch Pillows by The Fine Bedding Company, gorgeous breathable Bamboo Pyjamas from Pretty You London and other sleep goodies! Check out our blog post for top tips on achieving a sleep-enhancing dark bedroom.

It couldn’t be easier to enter! Using the entry form below, simply answer this question: What can the award winning BlocOut blind help you with?”

There are also extra entries if you like and follow Apollo Blinds on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest. You can also Tweet about the competition and sign up to our email newsletter too.

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For the winner a great night’s sleep is on its way …. a lovely dark room, a duvet and pillow set that’s been specially designed to suit summer sleep and super comfy sleepwear.

The competition ends at midnight Sunday 12th May 2019 and a winner will be chosen at random to win the prize bundle. Terms & conditions apply – see entry app for details.

BlocOut™ Blinds 

Why not take a look at why a BlocOut™ Blind will be the solution to your summertime sleep problems in our new article all about these brilliant blinds.

Pretty You London (www.prettyyoulondon.co.uk)

Pretty You London is a premium night wear brand built on the ethos that women should never have to dress down, even when they’re staying in.  Offering a fresh take on everyday essentials, Pretty You London prides itself on delivering the most luxurious nightwear and slippers, all produced with the utmost attention to detail and exquisite finishing.

The Fine Bedding Company (www.finebedding.co.uk)

We all love a great night’s sleep and it’s no secret that the quality of our bedding plays a vital role in helping us wake feeling refreshed and well rested. The Fine Bedding Company is a brand associated with some of the most comfortable and technologically advanced bedding products you can buy, designed to ensure you get the great night’s sleep you deserve.

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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Our clocks spring forward this weekend, meaning lighter evenings and the promise of sunshine and warmer weather. It can however take time for our bodies to adjust to Daylight Saving and one area that is nearly always affected is our sleep – especially for the 25% of us who have trouble sleeping and little ones who are set in a bedroom routine.

We’ve put together our top five tips to ease the transition into British Summer Time:

Solare BO Pepper PVC Bedroom

  • Create the illusion of night: Blackout blinds are the obvious choice to make the room as dark as possible. This limits confusion for children who are used to the idea that dark equals bedtime.  It also helps to increase levels of melatonin, the ‘sleep’ hormone.
  • Keep cool. No warmer than 17oC for a comfortable night’s sleep. Duette® energy-saving blinds have a patented honeycomb structure with thermo-regulating properties, that will keep rooms at a constant temperature all year round.

Duette kids room

  • Make comfort a priority. Investing new bedding will work wonders for your sleep patterns. A lighter tog duvet will stop overheating in the summer months, or try ‘smart’ bedding such as The Fine Bedding Company’s Breathe duvet, which has a unique climate control action.
  • Reduce ‘blue-light’ exposure. Commit to turning off any screens at least 30 minutes before bed, or better still, ban them from the bedroom altogether.
  • Seek out light in the morning. A ‘daylight’ alarm clock will work in harmony with the body’s natural rhythms and mimics the sunrise. Or for natural daylight exposure as you wake, motorised blinds, which are set to a light or time sensor, will open automatically with the morning sunshine.

A good night’s sleep will deliver results almost immediately, with the following benefits:

  • Increased productivity. Sleep helps boost creativity, memory and aids learning.
  • Improved Mood. Emotions are easier to balance and we deal with stress more effectively.
  • Healthy weight. Better sleep staves off cravings for sugary carbohydrates, which in turn keeps energy levels consistent. Only clocking up five hours sleep or less can make you 50% more likely to be obese.
  • Wellness. Kick bugs into touch and say goodbye to sick days. Lack of sleep suppresses the immune system and is also linked to high blood pressure and anxiety.