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  1. Which foods will help me get a better night's sleep?

    Which foods will help me get a better night's sleep?

    In today’s busy and full-on world, there is an increasing number of people who struggle to get a good night’s sleep. According to a report from the Mental Health Foundation, up to a third of adults in the UK suffer from insomnia, either in the short term or for longer. It is no surprise, therefore, that results from a recent survey show that 95% of those with insomnia have difficulty in staying awake during daylight hours, ultimately impacting on their work and personal life.

    One of the key factors in aiding a good night’s sleep is obviously the kind of bedding that you use but another is what you eat, particularly in the hours before you tuck yourself into bed. So, we’ve put together a few tips below on foods that can help promote a more restful sleep and we’ll also tell you a bit about our range of natural duvets and why they can also help.

    Firstly, it is best to stick to regular mealtimes, spaced throughout the day, but trying to opt for a lighter meal or snack in

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  2. New Product - Mattress Protector

    New Product - Mattress Protector

    Why our NEW natural wool mattress protector will help get the best out of your mattress and the quality of your sleep

    A mattress protector is an item of removable bedding that sits on top of your mattress. It provides a layer of protection for the mattress in case of accidents or spills - and it’s worth bearing in mind that some mattress warranties are voided should the mattress become stained. The other benefit is that a mattress protector can help those that suffer from allergies and, in particular, those susceptible to allergens caused by dust mites.

    They are ideal for those who want an additional, soft, layer between their bottom sheet and their mattress, but who feel that their mattress is comfortable enough without needing the fuller thickness of a mattress topper.

    We’ve spent years developing our fantastic natural wool duvets, enjoyed by thousands of our customers, and

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  3. Better Sleep - The Natural Way

    Better Sleep - The Natural Way

    Most of us are likely to be affected by poor sleep at one point or another in our lives and we all know that a bad night’s sleep will impact on how we live, work and react during the day. There are many reasons as to why we can suffer from disruptive sleep patterns, including stress, changes in body temperature (not always the fault of the menopause!) and allergies. 

    We thought it would be helpful to share some ideas on how combating sleeplessness can be helped through a more natural approach. This includes information on some complementary therapies and explains why the choice of natural bedding can help to aid a more restful night’s sleep.

    Aromatherapy: This can help ease you into sleep through the use of essential oils. Usually these are extracted from flowers, fruits, herbs and other natural sources. Herbs, such as marjoram or flowers such as lavender and chamomile and calming and soothing but there are hundreds of choices available, which can be used in a

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  4. Best hypoallergenic duvet for your child

    Best hypoallergenic duvet for your child

    Why Little Lana by Devon Duvets is the best hypoallergenic duvet for your child

     

    There’s nothing more distressing that seeing your little one in discomfort and not able to sleep properly at night, due to an allergic reaction. According to The Children’s Allergies website, approximately 10% of children will produce antibodies in reaction to a dust mite allergy, resulting in an allergic reaction such as asthma.

     The problem is that dust mites love the damp, bacteria-friendly environment of our beds and the bedding on it. There is a plethora of synthetic bedding options to try and combat this but as we are all increasingly aware of our responsibility to the planet, these end up being a problem for the environment when it’s time to change the bedding, for the simple fact that they are not biodegradable. So how can we ensure we are getting comfortable, hypoallergenic bedding for our child

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  5. Two natural duvets to help combat "night sweats"

    Two natural duvets to help combat "night sweats"

    Menopause is something that all women have to deal with at one point or another and lack of sleep caused by night sweats can leave us feeling exhausted and drained. As the temperature rises during the summer months, it can exacerbate the feeling of discomfort and general clamminess.

    Tempting though it might be, putting yourself on ice isn’t really going to help you to get a better night’s sleep. We’ve got a much better solution - bedding that is not just gorgeously soft and comfy but also has temperature regulating properties and at Devon Duvets, we’ve got two completely natural products that do just that.

    The first option is our natural wool duvet range. We use only the finest 100% Certified British Wool, obtained from responsible sources where the sheep are shorn only during the spring and summer when they need it.  The wool is then cleaned and milled to form a cloud-like sheet that is then encased in 260 thread count cotton and hand stitched by our own seams

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  6. How do you turn a tree into a duvet?

    How do you turn a tree into a duvet?

    It sounds impossible but it isn’t…thanks to a pioneering fibre manufacturing process that’s enabled our expert seamstresses in our Devon workshops to create a natural, 100% sustainable product that’s made from trees.

     

    Right from the beginning, Devon Duvets has always focussed on the production of natural products, in fact ever since our founders, Dick and Pauline Beijen, left their busy international careers for a smallholding on Dartmoor. They started with bee keeping, soap making and other crafts, before expanding into making wool-based products, including wool duvets, using responsibly sourced wool from their own flock of sheep. Following a programme in 2009 for Channel 4, hosted by Monty Don, Dick and Pauline started commercial production of wool duvets, selling through a major retailer as well as direct, through their own website.

     

    When Dick and Pauline discovered a revolutionary material that is made using plant fibres, it was an obviou

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  7. Hypo-allergenic Duvets

    Hypo-allergenic Duvets

    What makes the best hypo-allergenic duvet?

     

    According to The Sleep Council*, allergies affect over 21 million adults in the UK and 59% of ‘indoor’ sufferers say that their symptoms feel worse in their bedroom. This is because house dust mites are amongst the most common triggers for an allergic reaction – and one of their most favourite places is in your bed!

    The most common type of duvets available for allergy sufferers are made from polyester and other synthetic fibres; not ideal at a time when we are becoming increasingly aware about eco-impact and the need to source sustainable products.

    At Devon Duvets we’ve spent years in developing the perfect natural alternative and are understandably proud of our handcrafted wool duvets. We only use 100% Certified British Wool, from fully ethical and traceable sources and do not use bleach or chemical treatments during the process of preparing the wool for the filling of our duvets. 

    But why are o

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  8. Launch of our new Botanic Range

    Excited to launch our new Botanic Range, a fully plant based collection of ethical duvets.  Registered by the Vegan Society.  Full Press Release here

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  9. Best Summer Duvet!!

    We are very proud that our Lightweight wool duvet has been chosen by The Independent as their BEST summer duvet for 2019.  BEST SUMMER DUVET

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  10. Lympstone Manor

    Lympstone Manor

    A quote by Michael Caines from the beautiful Lympstone Manor (pictured above).    

    “Our rooms and suites at Lympstone Manor have been designed with luxury for the 21st century in mind. Devon Duvets are not only luxurious but they are naturally temperature regulating ensuring each of our guests get the perfect ‘sleep experience’ throughout the year. "

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