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  1. Why your New Year Resolution to be healthier should include getting better sleep

    Why your New Year Resolution to be healthier should include getting better sleep

    It’s that time of year again – when we promise that we’re going to try and live a healthier lifestyle. We read about the latest diet craze (hopefully one that doesn’t involve two meals a day of nothing but boiled cabbage!), browse the internet for our nearest slimming club, promise ourselves that we’ll do more exercise and sort out our ‘work/life’ balance. But how long do these resolutions last?

    Interestingly, we often forget that getting a good night’s sleep is a really important part of achieving a healthy lifestyle - something that can be a New Year Resolution that lasts years longer than the latest diet fad. Lack of sleep over a sustained period can have a detrimental impact on all aspects of your life, including work, time with the family and your overall sense of well-being. 

    Restless nights can be caused by any number of issues, however, when we’ve spoken to those customers who wanted our advice, one problem that kept coming up was body temperature and how this was impacting on their ability to get a peaceful night. Obviously, menopause can be a contributing factor to this (i.e. burning hot one minute, shiveringly cold the next) but there are all kinds of other issues at play, such as room temperature and the body temperature of your partner. Another problem that our customers say has caused them restless, uncomfortable nights is if they suffer from an allergy to dust mites.

    Making sure that you have the right kind of bedding is therefore incredibly important, considering the number of hours we spend tucked up in bed each year. After all, we’re prepared to spend money on what we wear during the day so investing in our sleep time is equally as important. Bedding that’s made of natural materials, and therefore breathable, is going to provide a better sleep experience than something that is synthetic. 

    This is where our certified 100% British wool duvets come in. Wool is a wonderful, natural product and we only ever buy ours from British farmers, certified by British Wool to prove that animal welfare is their top priority and their sheep are only sheared during the spring and summer, when they need to be sheared. You can be confident that our wool is 100% British because we are allowed to display the British Wool mark, something that our competitors are unable to do. Once we’ve purchased our wool, it is cleaned in British mills, without using bleach or other chemicals, so it stays as nature intended. 

    As our certified 100% British wool duvets are breathable, they are naturally temperature regulating, adapting to your body temperature as you sleep, helping to keep you warm when it’s cold, and vice versa. Our wool duvets are so good at this that even if your partner has a different body temperature to you, your duvet will work for both of you. Your British wool duvet will also resist dust mites and micro bacteria, so you should find this also helps to give you a more restful sleep if you suffer from asthma.

    Of course, it’s worth mentioning that our certified 100% British wool duvets are unbelievably snuggly. The wool filling has been especially needled to trap air, giving loft. It’s then handstitched into in the softest 260 thread count, natural cotton by our expert seamstresses at our Devon workshops. This makes your duvet surprisingly lightweight and soft, wrapping you in comfort from head to toe.

    Ensuring you get a good night’s sleep, night after night, is the best New Year Resolution you could make!  Check out our full range of duvets, including our 100% British wool duvets here.

     

     

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  2. Why a Botanic duvet is the perfect duvet for Veganuary and beyond

    Why a Botanic duvet is the perfect duvet for Veganuary and beyond

    January means Veganuary! There are many products available that are suitable for vegans but when it comes to tucking up for the night, vegans have traditionally had to opt for synthetic fibre filled duvets. All well and good but actually synthetic fibres aren’t environmentally friendly, don’t biodegrade and so just end up in landfill.

    So, if you’re planning on changing to a Vegan lifestyle, then we’ve got the perfect duvet for you! It’s called Botanic and it’s 100% natural, 100% sustainable, 100% biodegradable and 100% vegan friendly. In fact, it’s the only bedding product of its kind that has been registered by the Vegan Society and also tried and tested by theGood Housekeeping Institute (and featured in the January 2020 edition of Good Housekeeping). 

    Our founders, Dick and Pauline built Devon Duvets on the principle that their products will always be natural and sustainable and so they were delighted to discover TENCEL™Lyocell, a natural fibre crea

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