Devon Duvets Blog

  1. Tips for better sleep over the Festive period

    Tips on sleeping better during this festive period

    Christmas provides many of us with the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It’s a break from work but we often find ourselves running around, doing all those last-minute preparations that we haven’t had time for earlier in December. Whether that’s ‘panic’ shopping, present wrapping, food preparation and cooking, it can sometimes take over our much needed ‘me time’ after a year of working hard. As many in one in three Brits suffer from sleep problems and the excitement (and stresses) of this often eagerly awaited holiday can exacerbate this.

    So, here are some tips that will let you have fun but also still get the sleep you need.

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  2. Mattress Toppers and Electric Blankets

    Regulate your temperature with a handmade wool mattress pad

    Electric blankets are generally used for a short time to take the ‘chill’ out of a bed, before tucking up for the night. This can be especially the case with bedframes where air is circulating underneath the bed, but you don’t want to have the heating on during the night in the bedroom. Some of us just prefer a warm bed but a cool bedroom and it’s worth bearing in mind that for us to fall asleep, our body temperature has to drop slightly to trigger our sleep mode.

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  3. Why We Sometimes Feel Like Hibernating in Winter

    Hazel dormice, like many of our other small animals, hibernate through the winter months in order to survive.

    Many of us feel sleepier in Winter and wonder why we find it especially difficult to get up on those colder, dark mornings. We might even joke about hibernating! Of course, this is very different from some animals, who really do hibernate to help them survive until things warm up.

    So, before looking at the reason why we, as humans, feel sleepier in the Winter, we thought we’d share some interesting facts about hibernation amongst some of our animal friends around the world.

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  4. What is the best wool duvet for Winter?

    Featuring the best wool for your wool winter bedding

    We get calls from customers all the time who want to know the best winter duvet option. Everyone is different and so there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Some people are naturally ‘hot’ sleepers and others get cold more easily. Some are living in an older, less well insulated house that gets very cold at night and others in a more modern property with a consistent ambient temperature.

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  5. How the Devon Duvets Comfort Cushion can help after breast cancer surgery

    Comfort cushion that gives relief during breast cancer treatment.

    Research shows that wool can really help when it comes to getting better sleep. It’s breathable, regulates temperature, can lower blood pressure and overall can help you to achieve a more restful night. We call this ‘wool wellbeing’ and we are always looking for new ways in which we can use this wonderful fibre to help improve our customers’ sleep.  So we’re especially proud to introduce our special Comfort Cushion, launched in October 2022, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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  6. How to turn up the tog factor and dial down the thermostat

    Turn up the tog factor with your extra warm duvet this winter

    At Devon Duvets we’ve been committed to helping people sleep better for over 12 years. In fact, this commitment stems right back to the time when making duvets was just a twinkle in the eye of our owners, Dick and Pauline Beijen.

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  7. Devon Duvets and Jim's Sleep Story

    what is your sleep story with Devon Duvets?

    This is the next in our series of 'Sleep Stories' and is about our customer, Jim,  who called us about a common problem with finding the right pillow. Here's how we helped.

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  8. Tips for better work wellbeing

    how to sleep better at night so you''re able to focus at work

    Wool Wellbeing Tip #3: Work Wellbeing

    Work and our jobs can take up a very large part of our lives and with the fast pace, technological world in which we now live, there are times when it can seem to create a 24/7 demand and therefore can become stressful and demanding.

    As part of our Wool Wellbeing series of blogs, we’ve come up with some wellbeing tips for work.

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  9. Environmental Responsibility

    Devon duvets environmentally responsible handcrafted bedding

    At Devon Duvets, we have the Environment and the well-being of our Planet at the heart of our business, with every decision made taking into account the impact our actions and operations make on our precious resources.

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  10. Why we are proud to be a second-generation family run British business

    Why we are proud to be a second-generation family run British business

    When our owners, Dick and Pauline Beijen, founded Devon Duvets, they were living on a smallholding on Dartmoor, having given up their busy international careers to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

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