11th September is “Make Your Bed Day”. Surely no one enjoys chores but apparently making your bed first thing can give you a sense of achievement. We’ve got a selection of duvet habits, pillows, toys and extras to inspire you.
The Fine Bedding Company has polled the nation and found the most popular ways of putting on a duvet cover. The Hand Puppet – 28% Turning the duvet cover inside out The Wrestler -24% Getting inside the duvet cover with the duvet to wrestle it corner to corner The Recruiter – 19% consider it a two-man job, so get someone to help you out! The Clip Method – 15% Use pegs to hold the corners in place The Double Fold -5% Folding the duvet up & shaking it in. For more info go to: www.finebedding.co.uk
Sealy and the British Chiropractic Association reveal the population’s pillow habits and horrors. Everyone has their own personal preference with amount of pillow: one, two or even three, but they found out that 1 in 5 people haven’t replaced a pillow for over a year and 20% leave it for more than two years. The research also showed that almost half of people (48%) complain that neck or back pain has prevented them from sleeping, but a staggering 84% don’t think it is important to consider their pillows. Rishi Loatey from the BCA says “A pillow is the overlooked ingredient in promoting a good sleeping posture. Your perfect pillow should keep your head in line with the rest of your body and mould to the shape of your head and neck.”
Sealy’s Cooltech Gel Pillow is top of a new range, cool, refreshing and rejuvenating gel layer, encased in a mesh interliner cover, absorbs and dissipates heat. This pillow is perfect if you suffer from overheating in bed.
The Pocket Springback. 28 tiny individual sprung pockets this new version is softer and supportive, and offers resilience and comfort all night.
The Optimal Latex Pillow is highly responsive, moulding to the contours of the head and neck for gentle neck support. This pillow is ideal for side or back sleepers.
For more information and other pillows in the range see www.thebeddingcompany.co.uk
Sweet Dreamers bring you Russell the dream sheepdog an indispensable bedtime companion for toddlers. He is cute, cuddly and comforting with his softly changing warm glow, which gently lights up the room with a calming ‘colour therapy’ display which will lull them to sleep in no time.
Russell has a voice recorder, so parents can record themselves talking, singing or reading a favourite bedtime story to enjoy alleviating separation anxiety.
18 months + £34.99 www.sweetdreamers.co.uk, Boots, John Lewis
Michelle Heaton trying out the call servicewith her daughter Faith and son AJ
The Disney Magical Bedtime call service encourage kids into bed or reward good behaviour, parents can now text a new Disney call service to arrange for their children to receive a special goodnight call from four much-loved characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella and Jake the Never Land Pirates. To receive a Disney Magical Bedtime call text your chosen character name below to 78000 *
The calls can also be accessed on the Disney.co.uk/bedtime website for free. www.disney.co.uk/bedtime *See for charges http://family.disney.co.uk/bedtime/mickey-mouse-bedtime-call