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  1. 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 bath or during a massage. 

    Massage: There are many types of massage which can be applied to the body as a whole or to specific areas of the body. Essential oils are often used during a massage. It helps to relieve stress and tension, slows down breathing and makes you feel calmer. A skilful practitioner will also be able to give you aftercare tips, such as breathing exercises and muscle relaxation techniques to help build on the benefit of your massage.

    Hypnotherapy: Many individuals have used this technique to help with a range of sleep-related problems, including turning negative thoughts about sleep into positive ones. A hypnotherapist can also use the technique to help gain insight into why someone might be experiencing poor sleep and help them develop strategies to cope and combat the problem.

    Herbal Teas: It’s best to avoid drinking caffeine before you go to bed and stick to herbal teas. Most supermarkets and health food shops will have a

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  2. 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 as well as doing the best for our planet? 

    At Devon Duvets we’ve spent years in developing the perfect natural alternative and it involves wool. Our Little Lana wool duvets are filled with the softest, fluffiest 100% Certified British Wool, from fully ethical and traceable sources. We do not use bleach or chemical treatments during the process of preparing the wool for the filling of our duvets and they are fully biodegradable when the time comes to replace them.

    We think our duvets make the best bedding for all children, but why are our wool duvets so particularly perfect for your allergy-suffering child? For the simple fact that wool is naturally hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial and has unique properties that resist dust mites. This helps to alleviate the symptoms of allergies such as asthma and so can help your little one to fall asleep and have a peaceful night.

     The other great benefit of our Little Lana duvets is that they are encased in soft 260 thread count 100% co

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  3. 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 seamstresses in our Devon workshop. 

    Wool is naturally breathable and temperature regulating, so provides warmth when you are cold and will help to keep you cool when those dreaded flushes start up. We’d recommend our lightweight wool duvets for these warmer months and they’re so good that they’ve been voted Best Summer Duvet by The Independent.  You can get yours here.  British Wool also explain the benefits of sleeping under wool https://www.britishwool.org.uk/blog-menopause

     The other option is our new range of Botanic duvets, made from a material consisting of a raw fibre called TENCELÔLyocell. This is a plant-based fibre from certified and controlled sustainable wood sources, manufactured through a process proven to ha

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