How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep is worth its weight in gold when it comes to maintaining overall health – let’s face it, we all function far better when our nocturnal patterns aren’t interrupted. But at this time of year, the change in seasons, and specifically temperature, can sometimes throw off our natural rhythm. Here’s why setting up the perfect sleep environment will pay off in the long run…

Nailing the optimal bedtime routine is vital if we want to get the best night’s sleep, and part of that involves evaluating whether our mattress and bedding is right. From bed linen that helps regulate body temperature to soothing scented candles and pillow sprays to help you relax and unwind, there are plenty of options to help you drop off.

Bed Linen

Cool and crisp sheets are the ultimate luxury when it comes to getting into bed – in fact, the feel of freshly washed linen is pretty hard to beat. We love this latest range from M&S, which comes in myriad classic white motifs – choose from waffle, textured or pompom-trims for a subtle update on this timeless look. 

Mattresses & Pillows

To wake up feeling refreshed, it’s worth investing in a good mattress and pillow. Whether you want memory foam, medium support, or something with a built-in pillow, there are myriad options to suit your needs. Speaking of pillows, they’re just as important. Anti-allergy ones are created with specially blended fibres to help reduce dust mite allergens, while microfibre memory foam designs offer greater comfort and support throughout the night. If you tend to get hot and bothered in bed, try the M&S Comfortably Cool range – with climate control technology and Dacron® eco-filling, it can help regulate your body temperature for a more comfortable slumber. For those who prefer traditional fillings, Hungarian goose feather offers plush, but lightweight, support.

Throws & Cushions

When the nights get cooler, it’s handy to have an extra layer to pull over when needed. From quilted bedspreads to mohair throws, choose an accent colour to keep the look soothing and calm, while still adding texture and interest. Meanwhile, complimentary colours will help pull a scheme together, as well as allowing for an injection of personality.


The final touch when it comes to creating a sleep-inducing environment is fragrance. Whether it's lighting an aromatherapy candle, pampering yourself with a luxurious bath, or spritzing your pillow with a sleep-enhancing mist, M&S makes it easy to create a relaxing atmosphere at home.

All products are available from the Marks & Spencer Sleep Shop

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