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  1. ARE YOU A NIGHT OWL OR A MORNING LARK?

    Are you a morning sleeper?

    Recent research about sleep and sleep behaviours was carried out by the British Wool organisation, and with some surprising results.  Here’s a few things they discovered:
    ·      On average, Brits wake up three times a night. There are many reasons for this, including being too hot; 48% polled specified this issue as the cause for a disrupted night’s sleep.
    ·      48% of us find it difficult to ‘switch off’ with 22% worrying about work and what we need to do at the office the next day.
    ·      Of those asked as part of the study, 78% of Britons insist on sleeping on the same side of the bed each night.
    ·      Almost two thirds (62%) confessed that they snore at night – with 12% admitting they do it all the time!
     
    The study also revealed that Britain is home to a nation of night owls, with six in ten Brits saying that they go to bed late and like to sleep in, compared to 40% who describe themselves as morning larks or early birds.
     
    Morning Larks tend to go to bed early, wake up early and feel their best as the day begins. They also tend to have less energy in the late afternoon and evening, resulting in them finding it hard to stay awake past a certain hour. Research has shown that early risers tend to have an easier time adjusting to standard daytime schedules, which can make it easier to function at workplaces that operate during the day or have an early start.  Morning Larks are also known as ‘early birds’, a term which has its origins in a 17th century proverb – ‘the early bird catches the worm’.
     
    Night owls tend to stay up late and enjoy sleeping in. They feel their best later in the day and have more energy at night. The downside to this is that they often feel tired after waking up early and can have a hard time staying alert duri

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  2. Why it is important for your little one to get a good sleep

    A quiet cool environment is best for achieving a restful night sleep

    We all need to sleep, it’s a fundamental part of our lives and essential to keep us happy and healthy. However, sleep is especially important for children, as it directly impacts their physical and mental development. There are many studies that show children who sleep well each night are better equipped to handle the day ahead, with improved attention, memory and behaviour.

    As children flock back to school for the new term, now more than ever, you’ll want to ensure that your child is tucked up and sleeping as soundly as possible. The amount of sleep recommended for children varies depending on their age, so be sure to check out how much sleep your little one should be getting in order for you to choose the perfect bedtime for them.

    The NHS recommends that a relaxing bedtime routine should be followed each night, such as giving your child a warm bath, dim lighting to settle them and quiet activities once in bed, such as reading or listening to music. It’s also best that you don’t allow any screens in your child’s room at bedtime, so avoid the use of smart phones or tablets.

    A quiet, cool environment is best for achieving a restful night, and ensure that the room isn’t too light. It can be difficult to keep your child cool as children are less able to regulate their own body temperatures. However, our Little Lana range of certified 100% British wool children’s duvets can help with this as they are naturally breathable and can help with temperature regulation.*

    Our children’s bedding range is handcrafted and is also made with 100% natural products, so there won’t be any harsh chemicals on your child’s skin. Additionally, the hypoallergenic qualities of our wool duvets and pillows help to relieve the symptoms of allergies and asthma, letting your little

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  3. Hypo-allergenic Duvets

    Hypoallergenic duvets and a better nights sleep

    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 our wool duvets so perfect for allergy sufferers? Well, most importantly, wool is hypo-allergenic and has unique natural properties that resist dust mites. This helps to alleviate the symptoms of allergies or asthma and, thereby, aids a a good night’s sleep. 

    Additionally, if you have particularly sensitive skin because of your allergy, our natural wool duvets are encased in beautifully soft, 260 thread count 100% cotton, so you’ll be wrapped from head to toe in comfort. There are no artificial fibres, materials or bonding agents in our natural wool duvets, so you won’t suffer irritation as a result of having a non-natural product against your skin whilst you sleep.

    Wool is a marvellous temperature regulator because it is naturally breathable so helps you stay warm in winter and cool in summer, again helping to alleviate allergy symptoms triggered by sudden temperature changes.

    Our wool duvets are also very easy to care for and because wool is naturally anti-bacterial,

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