Hands up if you sometimes struggle to get out of bed in the mornings? We find it especially hard to detach ourselves from our beautiful bedding on even the most revitalising of mornings—but this can affect mood, productivity, and energy levels throughout the rest of the day. So, try championing these simple, easy recommendations that will (hopefully) help you beat the morning struggle!

snooze, you lose


We know it’s tempting to hit that snooze button when you wake up feeling tired, but sleep researchers have long warned about the negative effects that this can have (sorry, serial snoozers)! Waking up after hitting snooze is more difficult than waking up to your first alarm, as we begin to enter a new sleep cycle. This also leads to greater feelings of sluggishness throughout the day. To help ditch the habit, try putting your alarm away from arms reach. By having to step out of bed straight away to turn it off, you’ll be naturally waking up.


wake with purpose


Hal Elrod (author of The Miracle Morning) explains ‘your first thought in the morning is usually the one you had just before you went to bed’. He says that if we go to sleep worrying, thinking ‘I’ve only got “X” hours to sleep’, we’ll wake up tired thinking we didn’t have enough. His advice? ‘Consciously decide every night to actively and mindfully set a positive expectation for the next morning’. It’s no wonder, then, that so many of us hate mornings when our minds go into overdrive before we fall asleep! Perhaps this is the key to helping prevent mornings from being a losing battle. 


temperature matters


Nothing makes your wake up (or whole day) like a restful night. Getting good quality sleep is essential for waking feeling refreshed, not to mention maintaining good health during the cold months when flu and other viruses are rife! ‘Temperature can be the difference between a sound night of sleep and a fitful night that leaves you tired the next day’ Dr. Christopher Winter (sleep researcher, neurologist, and author of The Sleep Solution) tells us. He explains that we experience a drop in core body temperature as we get sleepy, but this goes up as we fall into a deep sleep. It’s essential to maintain a cooler body temperature to avoid an increase in wakefulness.

To achieve this, avoid synthetic bedding fabrics and wildly high thread counts. Products on the market claiming to be a 500-1000 thread count are generally made using weaker and shorter yarns twisted together. These create heavier sheets that can suffocate the airflow around you while you sleep. Our single ply, long staple organic cotton is an ideal choice as it’s naturally breathable, which is key to regulating temperature.


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Are you a lover of the laid back, relaxed look of linen? Ours is the perfect choice as it grows softer with age. Grown from the finest variety of nature’s most moisture wicking fibre, our linen can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture. This makes it perfect for warmer sleepers! With the demand for natural linen rising, we’re here to make the finest quality more accessible to you.


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Snuggle up and lapse into a lulling slumber, and hopefully some of our tips can help you seize the day in the best way when you’d rather stay in bed!


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