Friday, 18 January 2013

Sleep better with Lenor - a dreamy giveaway


Ahhhhhhh.  Sleep.  Bed.  Sleep.

I adore my bed.  I'll be honest, I think I can safely say it's my favourite place in the world.  The only thing nicer than collapsing into bed after a hard day, is collapsing into a freshly laundered bed.  There's nothing quite like clean sheets is there?

I've been trying out the New Lenor fabric softener and their 7 day fresh sheet experience - delicate fragrance that lasts the whole week.  I've been pretty seduced by the subtle scent of Pink Topaz and Magnolia which wafts as you move - it's released by touch - and while I'm not sure I was still getting it for the full 7 days (maybe my nose was just used to it by then), it certainly remained a lot fresher for a lot longer than usual.


Much as I love my bed and my sleep, I'm plagued with constant tiredness.  So I jumped at the chance to have a personal analysis of my sleep patterns by Sammy Margo, a physiotherapist and sleep expert, author of The Good Sleep Guide.


With the help of some goodies like delicious hot chocolate; a relaxing CD and a silky sleep mask, I set about  kipping hard and keeping my sleep diary.

My week's results were sent off, and I received back my personal suggestions and recommendations.

It doesn't seem to matter how early I go to bed, how late I lie in, whether I get an unbroken night or whether a small person wakes me up at 2am needing a wee...I'm ALWAYS knackered.

Sammy has suggested some useful hints which I will try.  Suggestions like keeping my bedroom a little cooler; getting more fresh air and spending more time outdoors; rearranging and positioning my pillows to help with my ever-present backache.  All good stuff.  Whether I can go the whole hog and reduce my caffine intake remains to be seen...I do love my tea!

If you have trouble getting good sleep, I have just the giveaway for you.

One lucky winner will be able to experience the Lenor 7 day freshness, and a whole heap of other sleep related goodies to help with their slumber.

Lenor are giving away a 'sleep sack' to one of my readers, which contains the following:


  • New Lenor Pink Topaz & Magnolia
  • A doodle pillowcase and washable pens so you can jot down those inspired thoughts that strike in the middle of the night
  • A plain sleep mask
  • Hot chocolate and a very cool mug
  • A relaxing sleep sounds CD
  • A copy of the Good Sleep Guide


So, if you want to win this dreamy set, simply leave me a comment below offering a tip on how to get a restful night's sleep.

For an extra entry, please tweet "Yawn. I want to get a better night's sleep with a dreamy prize from Lenor and @missielizzieb http://bit.ly/WbhJjJ".

Please leave an extra comment to say you have tweeted.

MAKE SURE you leave a method of contact with your entry.  Anonymous comments without an email or twitter ID will be invalid and removed.

The closing date is 12:00 midday Friday 1st February 2013.  Open to UK only.  One winner will be selected at random from valid entries.  The prize will be fulfilled by Lenor.  Failure to respond with postal details within one week may result in winner forfeiting their prize and a re-draw.

Disclosure:  We were sent a sleep sack as described for the purpose of this post.  No financial amount was given or  received.


304 comments:

  1. Dried lavender under your pillow - helps me snooze!

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  2. My tip- don't have kids.....;) x

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    1. love it lol wish someone had told me that 7 kids ago

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    2. No visual distraction i.e tv, laptop, games consoles in the bedroom, soft lighting, blackout blinds, warm bed, cool room, sleep mask, lavender pillow, warm bath, soft music, nature sounds or relaxation cd &never go to bed on an argument :) sweet drams x

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  3. dont go to bed in a bad mood or with things on your mind.putting lavender spray on pillows seemed to help to.

    fandathorpe@hotmail.co.uk

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  4. I always sleep better if I read before I settle down - and I do love a warm milky drink too ;-)

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  5. Read a book before bed!

    @ashlallan

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  6. I have tweeted as @ashlallan

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  7. I Create a room that's ideal for sleeping. This means cool, dark and quiet.

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  8. I agree with Sonya's comment! I use a white noise app on my phone if I have trouble sleeping

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  9. Get into a bedtime routine. Go to bed at the same time every night, wake up at the same time, your body will get used to it and you'll find you actually go to sleep quicker.

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  10. I have tweeted - @lattieh
    https://twitter.com/lattieh/status/292399736877637633

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  11. Nice hot steamy shower and then relax before bed!

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  12. @MummyToTheMax have tweeted

    https://twitter.com/MummyToTheMax/status/292425196210618369

    Email is knightwoodroad(@)Hotmail.com

    Thank you x

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  13. reading stories with the kids in dimmed light, i'm ready for sleep every time!
    @emmav6

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  14. Have a warm milk or tea before bedtime

    @caro_mad

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  15. A few drops of lavendar oil on the pillow

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  16. https://twitter.com/gholmes724/status/292592115534417921

    Have tweeted as @gholmes724

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  17. Turn the computer/tablet/mobile off at least half an hour before you go to bed!

    @toastingmallows

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  18. A nice relaxing bubble bath followed by a rather large glass of wine!

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  19. a gorgeous relaxing bubble bath for me :)

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    1. @astrongcoffee1 is my twitter id

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  21. Have tweeted https://twitter.com/astrongcoffee1/status/292726593711906816 @astrongcoffee1

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  22. Listen to calming music 10-15 minutes before bed, it helps me a lot.

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  23. Write down everything you are worrying/thinking about and put it in another room, helps me forget it all and get tto sleep anyway!!

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  24. Well I have sleep issues! I'm the wrong person to ask. One thing almost certain to get me asleep early is a power cut. Coldness and boredom will put me to sleep.

    @buttonf1fan on twitter

    Loving the sound of the doodle pillow

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  25. I always read a book - but usually I am exhausted so sleep not far away once I snuggle up!

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    1. tweeted as @Beky69

      email - inkybek@gmail.com

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  26. Have a bath or shower before going to bed.

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  27. I have tweeted. https://twitter.com/PaigeBrown5/status/293088507776356352

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  28. My Dad recommends a glass of cherry juice before bed....must admit I haven't tried it yet though. @rhodak09

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  29. Have tweeted too @rhodak09

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  31. Keep the gadgets away from your bedside table. I always find it easier to get to sleep if I haven't been on my phone just before bed.

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  32. I like to read a book before bed it help me relax.

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  33. Don't have a TV in the bedroom

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  34. Don't drink pop or fresh fruit juice for 2 hours before sleep! :) Otherwise your body could be on a sugar high!

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  35. no caffeine before bed will help with sleeping,

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  36. Have a hot bubble bath before bed.

    My email address because I cant seem to leave it any other way butterflyuk83@gmail.com

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  37. I believe that having a nice warm milky drink like horlicks helps you settle for a good nights sleep :)
    Xx

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  38. Ive tweeted about this giveaway and im now following you on twitter :)
    @Segga86

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  39. A nice hot bath before bed with some relaxing music and dimmed lights :)

    @krissieangel

    x

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  40. don't watch scary movies before bed!

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  41. I like listening to nice waves and rain sounds :)

    @charlottiiie

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  42. never go to bed in a bad mood.

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  43. A warm, relaxing bath always helps me have a good night's sleep

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  44. I have tweeted @RockKittyChick

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  45. i never seem to be able to get a good nights sleep but it does help if the room isnt too warm. i always have the window open on the first lock (hardly any but just enough) and the door slightly open to allow air circulation

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  46. tweeted and following @bubbleybooloz

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  47. Use Johnson's Baby Bedtime bath products in a warm bath before bedtime - works for kids and grown ups!

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  48. A lavender and valerian spray on your pillow works wonders.

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  49. Relaxing bath with your favourite bubbles
    hot water bottle & a night light.

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  50. get up at the same time everyday and then you will feel tired at the same time every night and sleep far easier.

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  51. I always have a hot chocolate and read for 20 minutes before turning the lights out :)

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  52. Eat a kiwi before bed...appreantly it's got something in it to help you sleep!

    @Jenni000

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  53. Hot chocolate and a good book :o) or a heaty weaty with a few drops of lavender.

    Tweeted :)

    @lpurdy53xy

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  55. A warm bath, and a boring book :)

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  56. clean sheets, hot chocolate and someone to snuggle up to

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  57. A nice warm bubble bath and reading a book! Tweeted @LisaBuckley15

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  58. A nice warm bath and a cup of horlicks works for me!

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  59. Use your bedroom only for sleeping - I have moved my computer out of my bedroom now to the sitting room which I feel has helped me a lot.

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  60. Reading a couple of chapters of a good book that totally takes me away from any worries and lets my mind relax!

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  61. Tweeted too @spritneybeers

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  62. Clean sheets and a warm bath before getting into bed.

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  63. Getting into bed with clean, fragranced sheets always helps me.....nothing beats it!

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  64. Leave the window open a crack - wear cuddly bedsocks if necessary to keep warm! There's nothing nicer than drifting off to sleep to the sound of rain pattering down outside... helen.paech@yahoo.com

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  65. Nice hot bath, a good book and a mug of hot chocolate.

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  66. Getting in a nice warm bed in winter xx

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  67. Long hot bath with lavender bath foam helps me to get to sleep.

    @rachiegr

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  68. I have also tweeted @rachiegr

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  69. read a book to rest your mind

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  70. I get a restful night's sleep by winding down in the bath with a cup of hot chocolate.

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  71. Don't eat cheese or bacon or Heavy, spicy foods such as chili or curries

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  72. I have tweeted your message on Twitter - tweet me @aesop30

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  73. I sleep better after a smooch with my partner :)

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  74. have a routine read a book or somthing simala

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  75. look after 3 kids all day followed by a glass of wine lol.

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  76. Mug of hot chocolate before bed always does the trick for me.

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  77. Read until you start feeling sleepy - always works for me. Make sure you're warm but not too hot.

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  78. Have tweeted @cherry271949

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  79. Warm bath, cosy pj's and a mug of milky hot chocolate works for me! :)

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  80. I've downloaded an app on my iphone which tracks my sleeping pattern. You set your alarm to go off during a 30 minute period and it wakes you when your in the lightest phase of sleep. That way, you always wake up feeling refreshed!

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  81. fresh air, open a bedroom window during the day

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  82. Michele Hemmings21 January, 2013 20:51

    Bath, book and fresh clean sheets :D

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  83. Camomile tea before bed and fresh sheets... mmm
    karen s
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

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  84. A glass of wine and a bubble bath
    @dangerbadger

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  85. Write down everything that's on your mind in a diary/journal before attempting sleep.

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  86. A nice warm milky drink helps me to sleep at night.

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  87. Hi. I have tweeted @pookybearcheung

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  88. Don't have kids :) 3 years of no sleep!
    @pa2539Laura

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  89. Send the kids out for a sleepover!

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  90. Horlicks or Ovaltine, always helps me sleep

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  91. easy, sleep on the sofa so I dont have to listento OH snoring.

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  92. Have tweeted and following you on twitter. @gerimcc

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  93. A warm bath with Lavender essential oil an hour before bedtime helps me.

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  94. I have tweeted also
    https://twitter.com/ElvinFairy/status/293482961217667072

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  95. warm bath and lavender on my pillow

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  96. I find lavender and any kind of soothing sounds CD helps.
    Joanne Payne
    joannekathrynwilliams@hotmail.com

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  97. Let OH sleep in his Lorry :0)
    skyecomps@yahoo.co.uk

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  98. I have also tweeted x

    Twitter - Natzm23

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  99. Lavender pillow mist helps me to unwind when I get into bed - feel relaxed even if it is a struggle to drift off still!

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  100. avoid watching tv or surfing the net for at least half an hour before bed. It gives my mind time to cool down. Although I really need help sleeping at the moment so I hope I win! x

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  101. Hot milk and relaxing music.

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  102. good book and milky drink and i sleep better with the window open

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  103. A nice relaxing bath before bed always helps me.

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  104. Have also tweeted (@slj_uk)

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  105. knowing that nothing will disturb me, I sleep the sleep of the just

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  106. Long hot bath, book, with fresh/dried lavender in your room.

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  107. Long hot bath, book, with fresh/dried lavender in your room.

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  108. Blackout curtains, very dim (or no clock!) bedside clock - the darker it is the better you will sleep

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  109. I have tweeted as @beachrambler - Hazel Rea

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  110. No TV and no ipad before bed, they will keep you up!

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  111. Do not drink anything with caffeine. A nice cup of warm milk, read a book to relax your mind and then as soon as your eyes feel heavy go to sleep, don't fight it.

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  112. I always sprinkle my pillow with Lavender oil. This helps me sleep.

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  113. I never go to bed on a argument, no matter how bad the argument is we always make up before we go to bed, god forbid one of us may not wake up! I also like lavender linnen spray helps me sleep better!

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  114. i have mood dough that smells like lavander.i play with it as i read then feel nice and relaxed to sleep

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  115. Start to unwind an hour before bedtime

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  116. Reading always sends me off to sleep or playing silly games on my iphone! Shame my little one still wakes me up like 10 times a night! lol

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  117. Hot chocolate (with a big dash of the good stuff :) ). Always helps me nod off :)

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  118. I've tweeted too :) @pipersky1

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  119. Clean sheets always help me sleep well.

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  120. warm bath with lavender bubble bath

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  121. I have tweeted: https://twitter.com/LorraineSaeed/status/293701082511716352

    @Lorrainesaeed

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  122. i want to get a better night sleep with lenor after all these late sleepless nights with my baby girl ! xx

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  123. I use a cold compress under my pillow, and some lavender spray

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  124. tweeted @abigailedkins https://twitter.com/abigailedkins/status/293716440484311040

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  125. Either go for a walk fresh air makes you tired, or have a relaxing lavendar bath.
    chloe1705@yahoo.co.uk

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  126. i use pillow mist from boots , after a nice hot bath and a mug of cocoa ,,, if all else fails . sleepease tablet

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  127. Fresh sheets! and always give yourself wind down time. Never just turn off laptop or TV and try to sleep as your brain is still active.

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  128. Get your partner to give you a massage after you've had a long soak in the tub, sink into clean sheets ahhh bliss ;)

    louise.1978@hotmail.co.uk

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  129. Like you, I love my tea but I only drink decaf after 9pm.

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  130. Have tweeted @alexaaandra_t

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  131. Have a warm drink and sit and relax

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  132. hot drink and read a book

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  133. write your stresses and negative thoughts on a piece of paper before bed and rip it up, hopefully you will forget them to enable you to have a peaceful nights sleep!

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  134. a warm (not hot) bath followed by a cup of cocoa and a 10 minute read - always works for me anyway. Sweet dreams.

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  135. Warm milk, lavender scented pillow mist and open the window a bit all make sure i get a good nights sleep

    @kiki_725

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  136. Don't drink coffee after midday!

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  137. Write down all the things you've got to do or that you've being worried about during the day a couple of hours before going to bed, and then you aren't worrying about them whilst trying to get to sleep.

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  138. Spend half an hour winding down before bed - sort out or talk about any problems that you feel may keep you awake, have a warm bubble bath and don't drink any caffeinated drinks late at night.

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  139. Keep regular sleep and waking times.

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  140. Keep a regular sleep schedule, going to bed and getting up at the same time each day, you will feel much more refreshed and energized than if you sleep the same number of hours at different times.

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  141. same with children, get yourself into a nice routine, turn all electrical products off for at least half hour before bed to wind down, I found I was sitting on the lappie all night and had a rubbish nights sleep because my brain hadn't wound down properly

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  142. I find a long country walk during the day with lots of fresh air makes me extra tired i sleep like a baby!

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  143. Don't log off from your computer, and log into your phone to check facebook! Sometimes time goes so quick and you end up going to bed so late. Try keeping the phone down stairs

    @EmJaneNelson

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  144. Try to turn the computer/video game/DS off at least an hour before bedtime, they seem to get your brain buzzing and it needs time to wind down. Have tried this with my son and he drops off a lot more easily, just need to be as strict with myself now!

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  145. Lorraine Partyn22 January, 2013 23:36

    A relaxing bath & a mug of hot chocolate before bed.

    Have tweeted too as @lorpart

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  146. turn off your laptop, at least half and hour-hour before you want to get to bed this is because where laptops are so bright it tricks your brain making you think its daytime therefore you get less tired, feel more awake and cant get to sleep, also if you read a book in bed that can relax the mind and help you unwind and sleep easier @hollybelly (twitter name)

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  147. Relaxing bath x

    @supermommy1983

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  148. I find reading a few chapters of a book in bed helps to switch my mind off, I constantly mull things over in bed as to what has gone on during the day or what I need to do tomorrow but reading helps to distract my thoughts.

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  149. Make sure you have proper blackout curtains and that they are fully closed - any light getting in really bothers me!

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  150. sleeping a bit earlier helps. i always sleep way too late unfortunately!

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  151. Warm cosy lavender or wheat bag, nice hot drink, a book to write down problems... that way you can get them all out of your head and theres no need to worry about them anymore :) x

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  152. https://twitter.com/ummziyad/status/294168855796916225 tweeted

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  153. Take a little time to relax before trying to go to sleep, even if it's just 15 mins. So no work, fast paced TV etc.

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  154. I love to curl up with a good book to relax at bedtime. I have a kindle paperwhite now so can read as long as I like without bugging my husband with the bedside light!

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  155. I've tweeted about the competition :-)

    @zoecorkhill

    https://twitter.com/zoecorkhill/status/294475558186778625

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  156. Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning

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  157. a nice hot bath and a read of a good bbook before bed

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  158. tweeted https://twitter.com/esthermate/status/295058328567021568 @esthermate

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  159. A good book I want to finish always works for me adding to my frustations

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