Dream a little dream ~ a sleep challenge

Some items in this blog post have been gifted

Sounds like my favourite type of challenge. A challenge to sleep. Brilliant. In fact, when I first heard about Dunelm’s sleep challenge, I couldn’t believe it and thought that it must be too good to be true – they want to challenge me to get a better nights sleep over 30 days? This challenge is right up my street! I told them that sleep is one of my favourite things (and that I’m good at it!) and they asked me if I would like to put that to the test…

There are loads of things you can do to get a better nights sleep – here are just a few of the things that Dunelm have suggested and I’m going to make a concerted effort do them all this month:

  1. Ban the TV and food from your bedroom – it should be a place of relaxation and rest so getting rid of distractions will help your mind and body relax (we don’t have a TV in the bedroom but I must remember not to take cheeky snacks to bed with me oops!)
  2. Try wearing a pair of socks before you go to bed, research suggests that warming your feet before bed helps your body relax (Sounds lovely and snuggly to me, so bed-socks are on the to-do list!)

dunelm 30 days of sleep challenge roman blackout blinds

3. Install Blackout blinds in your bedroom to block out light from the outside that might disturb you. See our range here: www.dunelm-mill.com/shop/curtains/blackout/ (I have badgered hubby to put up blackout blinds and they are finally in place – see pic above!)

4. Create a bedtime routine for yourself – just like children, adults benefit from having a set of actions that they always do before bed. It helps your mind prepare itself for sleep (I will quite enjoy having a bit of a wind-down before bed and will even try to ban using technology for half an hour before bed)

5. Cut out your afternoon cup of tea or coffee – even if you don’t feel like it affects your sleeping,  caffeine is a stimulant and you should notice a difference (not sure about this one, because I LOVE my cups of tea, but I’ll give it a go for the sake of the challenge and maybe swap that evening cuppa for a Horlicks or something)

Dunelm 30 days of sleep challenge parcels

So here I am with parcels full of goodies from Dunelm and a promise of a better nights sleep. What more could a girl want? I’ll let you know how I get on! Please tweet me with any tips on getting a better nights sleep @Cassiefairy and use hashtag #30daysofsleep πŸ™‚

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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