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  1. Not all wool duvets are created equal...

    Not all wool duvets are created equal...

    Not getting a good night’s sleep is debilitating and if sustained over a long period can affect your health - and ultimately your family life, work and leisure time. Your brain uses the time you are asleep to re-wire itself and set down memories, and the rest of your body gets to work on repairing any damage done during the day.

    So, making sure that you get your 7-8 hours of restful sleep is worth investing in. A big factor in that is having the right sort of duvet to help you achieve it. There are all kinds of duvets out there, natural and synthetic, widely available at retailers – and even at supermarkets – but our award-winning Certified 100% British wool duvets are regularly acknowledged by our customers to be the best duvets they’ve ever had. We’ve also topped the list in publications such as The Independent and Evening Standard. 

    Wool is an amazing product; it’s naturally breathable and temperature regulating, keeping you warm when it’s cold, and vice versa. It

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  2. Get ready to snuggle up...

    Get ready to snuggle up...

    The days may be getting shorter but Autumn, with its glorious colours and rustling leaves underfoot, can be wonderful. We put the question out there and asked some of our customers about the things that they look forward to most at this time of the year.

    Naturally, the Autumn colours of the leaves was a firm favourite – fabulous oranges, golds and russets. Down here, in Devon, the bracken is changing colour too and the tors are covered in golden coloured gorse and lovely purple heather. There’s something very satisfying about the crunch of Autumn leaves under your wellies or walking boots and there are lovely shiny conkers everywhere.

    Hot chocolate featured high on the list too, especially if enjoyed in front of a live fire or log burner. There are plenty of delicious varieties out there to choose from. Check out Hotel Chocolat’s Classic Hot Chocolat, made from real chocolate flakes (in fact, 70% dark chocolate - perfect for real chocoholics) or Green & Black’s Organic

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  3. How to choose the best duvet for all seasons

    How to choose the best duvet for all seasons

    Our customers often ask us for advice on choosing the perfect duvet. It’s no wonder really; your 7 - 8 hours sleep is very important for your health and well-being and it is surprising how many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep, without realising that their choice of duvet is a major factor. You need to consider what duvet works well with not just your body temperature but also the temperature of your bedroom. Here’s some helpful information, taken from ‘often asked’ customer questions, to help you decide what works best for you:

     Why are duvets made from natural materials going to help me to sleep better?

    First and foremost, a duvet made from natural products is going to be far better at temperature regulating that one made from synthetic materials. Synthetic materials are not naturally breathable so are unable to adapt to your changing body temperature. So, it’s good to know that all of our duvets are made from ethically-sourced, 100% natural materials, i

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  4. Why is our folding wool pillow so great for Uni?

    Why is our folding wool pillow so great for Uni?

    We all have our favourite pillow – and we choose it because it helps us to get a good night’s sleep. We can even find it difficult sleeping on an unfamiliar pillow and we certainly don’t want to share the one we like with anyone else! There are soft pillow people, firm pillow people and those that like extra neck support.

    Going away to Uni or College is a big step, especially if it’s your first time away from home. It’s good to know that if you have one of our patented 100% British wool folding pillows, you can take one of your home comforts with you. An unfamiliar bed in a new environment will seem that much more comfortable and help you to settle in. What’s more, its ingenious design means you can unfold it and put it in your suitcase, without it taking up too much room. 

    We’ve been making bedding for the last 10 years, using only 100% natural materials and our new wool folding pillows are no different. We came up with our patented design because it offers more flexibili

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  5. Why a wool mattress topper will help you get a better night’s sleep

    Why a wool mattress topper will help you get a better night’s sleep

    A mattress topper sits on top of your mattress to give an extra layer of comfort. It is thicker than a mattress protector and can also prolong the life of your mattress as they are easier to keep clean than a mattress.

    A mattress topper with a soft, flexible filling will make a big difference to your comfort level in bed and provides additional support whilst you sleep. They are also fantastic when used with a sofa bed, to provide a bit of extra thickness and comfort. All you need do when your guest has left, is fold up the mattress topper and put it away.

    The most important factor in a mattress topper is the material with which it is made.  At Devon Duvets, our mattress topper sare made from Certified 100% British Wool, from responsible sources and encased in 100% cotton. The cotton casing is woven especially for us, to support the breathability of wool and is brushed on both sides to create a luxurious fe

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  6. A great night's sleep leads to triple celebration for Devon Duvets

    A great night's sleep leads to triple celebration for Devon Duvets

    As a family-run business, we put our heart and soul into developing and crafting our products in our Devon workshops because we want you to have the best possible night’s sleep. We know from thousands of happy customers that making gorgeously comfy bedding is what we’re good at - but it’s so more than that. We also work hard to ensure our products are ethically sourced, sustainable and eco-friendly, with every step of each process carried out to our exacting specifications.

    So, you can imagine how thrilled we are that we’ve achieved recognition and praise from two of the UK’s top publications this year for two of our duvets.

    The Independent reviewed a selection of summer duvets and our lightweight wool duvetwas awarded Best Summer Duvet, chosen from amongst a selection of duvets, made from a variety of materials. In case you missed it, here’s the link: 

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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