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Win sweet dreams with Lenor

Just before Christmas I undertook the Lenor fresh sheet challenge, using the new Lenor fabric softener. I love my bed (and my Orla Kiely bedding!) so was very happy to try the new product out. My sheets felt lovely and soft and smelt of delicious Pink Topaz and Magnolia. Lenor gives fabric up to seven times longer lasting freshness by releasing scent through touch to keep them fresh and fragrant for longer – helping turn Fresh Sheet Day into Fresh Sheet Week!

I don’t know about you but since my children have come along I haven’t really experienced a good nights’ sleep. I love my bed after a long day with my children and nothing beats the feeling of clean sheets. New research by Lenor has found that a staggering 83% of Brits go on to have an unproductive day if they’ve not slept in clean, fresh bed sheets and 71% claim that sleeping in fusty sheets makes them unhappy.

I was offered the chance to have my sleep analysed by Sleep Expert, Sammy Margo. I was also sent a Sleep Sack full of little tricks to help me get some quality sleep, which included hot chocolate and a mug and a brilliant eye mask.


lenor sleep challenge


The results of my sleep diary, analysed by Sammy Margo, was that I’m a ‘clued up blogger whose children aren’t tired enough’. Eek. I was thinking this myself and even wrote about my toddler not seeming very tired the other week. She advised trying to exhaust them in the afternoon both mentally and physically and treating myself to a mattress topper to give my bed a more sumptuous feel! 


If you would like to try the Lenor fresh sheet challenge I have an extra Sleep Sack to giveaway to one lucky reader of the gingerbread house. The Sleep Sack will contain:

·         Doodle pillowcase: for last minute to-do-lists so there’s one less thing on your mind before you drift off
·         Sleep mask: eliminating light can help you fall into a deeper slumber
·         Hot Chocolate & mug: a warm drink before bedtime can help you relax
·         Sleep Sounds CD:  to help you nod off easier
·         The Good Sleep Guide: written by physiotherapist Sammy Margo,  an essential guide to a good night’s rest
·         New Lenor Pink Topaz & Magnolia: with its delicate feminine scent it will help keep your sheets fresh all week

For your chance to win leave me a comment below and share with me your top tip for getting a good nights sleep.

For an extra entry tell others about the giveaway using the Retweet button below or tweet this message: I want to #win with @gingerbread_mum and Lenor and get a good nights’ sleep

For a final extra entry subscribe to the gingerbread house via email updates (in the top left corner) or follow my Google + page (also in the left hand column)

Small print:

The prize consists of a Sleep Sack. The giveaway ends February 1st at 8pm. The winner will be selected at random from all entries received and notified by email or their twitter handle. The prize is as stated: no cash alternatives are available, and will be fulfilled by Lenor.

The winner is Jo Kelly


  • Tracy Grant
    January 21, 2013 at 8:30 am

    For a good nights sleep, nothing beats a nice warm relaxing bubbly bath, a lovely warm cup of milk, a good book and last but not least nice clean fresh bed linen xx

  • Tracy Grant
    January 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

    have tweeted @tracygrant3

  • Tracy Grant
    January 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

    already subscribe via email xx

    • Parveen akhter
      January 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      I like to put he kids to bed, make myself a small snack with nice warm glass of milk and watch some light tv to help me dose off

  • tracy nixon
    January 21, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Half an hour before you intend to go to bed, try to relax and unwind with a book or some light tv. I also find I sleep better when I have got everything prepared for the next day too – the kids uniforms and packed lunches made up and set out.

  • tracy nixon
    January 21, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I have tweeted as @tracknixon

  • tracy nixon
    January 21, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I am already subscribed by email and Google+

  • olivia kirby
    January 21, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I go to bed when I’m properly tired, spray my pillow with lavender and snuggle up to hubby, works for me!!

  • olivia kirby
    January 21, 2013 at 9:51 am tweeted @olivia280177

  • olivia kirby
    January 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I subscribe to email updates

  • Ali Thorpe
    January 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I do believe in getting away from technology for a hour before bed! No phone, TV, lappy, music etc, to allow the brain to wind down and prepare for sleep. I use that hour to have a soothing bubble bath or warm shower, a warm drink, followed by clean sheets and lights off!

  • Ali Thorpe
    January 21, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I have tweeted 🙂

  • Ali Thorpe
    January 21, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I am subscribed to email updates too 🙂

  • Mel Briscoe
    January 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Have a hot bath before bed for a great sleep.

  • Mel Briscoe
    January 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I have tweeted.

  • Kirsty Fox
    January 21, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Relax for an hour before bed, no computer, I should really take my own advice

  • Kirsty Fox
    January 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I have tweeted – @bloomingfox

  • Kirsty Fox
    January 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I am signed up via email – robertfox24[at]aol[dot]com

  • caroles
    January 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    A cup of tea, read a chapter of a book and a snuggly, fresh bed to relax into

  • caroles
    January 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Have tweeted = @caroles2311

  • caroles
    January 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Already subscibe by email – thanks

  • Carolin
    January 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    A hot bath and a warm drink before snuggling up in a bedroom with lots of fresh air…


  • Carolin
    January 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I have tweeted as @caro_mad

  • esther james
    January 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Lots and lots of nookie! 😉

  • esther james
    January 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    tweeted @esthermate

  • esther james
    January 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    subscribed by email!

  • Rachael Walton
    January 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Chai tea latter and meditation = best nights sleep

  • Sarah Norman
    January 23, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I have a cup of green tea and sew or crochet before bed, relaxes me after a day with my toddler and his many demands! 🙂 A bit of lavender helps too if I can’t sleep.

  • Sarah Norman
    January 23, 2013 at 12:35 am

    I tweeted here

  • Sarah Norman
    January 23, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Now signed up for your emails too 🙂

  • SnazzyGems
    January 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I learned to meditate. Learning to truly clear my mind has been the greatest tool that I have ever been given.

  • Jayne
    January 25, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    A warm bath, a fresh bed and a good book
    Tweeted @JayneBubble

  • Sally Carter
    January 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Warm bath, clean sheets and then read for about 10 mins. If you can’t get off to sleep then, imagine that you’re looking a a black sheet of paper and (in your minds eye) stare at it.

    January 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Reading a book works for me, tires the mind and the eyes. I find tiring the mind is the most important thing to do so that when you lie down it doesnt go into over drive

    January 25, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    have tweeted as lottylouj

    January 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    have g+ as Jane C

  • Joy Marie Woodington
    January 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Bubble bath and a cup of cocoa

  • Sarah Jones
    January 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I have a warm milky drink and read my book.

  • Jenny
    January 25, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Actually I’ve just washed our bedding so that + bath + hot chocolate with mud mask and an early night.

    January 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    A hot soak in the bath, snuggly hot water bottle and earplugs!

  • sarah birkett
    January 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    fresh air, try opening a window for just a little while fbefore you go to bed no matter how cold it is

  • Christina Field
    January 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Hot Bath.And no TV in the bedroom

  • ValB
    January 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Dont exercise late in the evening.

  • Emma
    January 25, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Watching the football always sends me straight to sleep! ;+)
    My serious top tip, is to lie down in bed with the lights dimmed, and give yourself a nice massage with some lotion. It relaxes me and helps me drift off to sleep.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    take a sleeping tablet

  • Carol Cann
    January 25, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I always have a notepad and pen by the bed so I can write down anything that is keeping me awake and my mind racing, always helps me
    Tweeted as @penelopemummy

  • J. Tingay
    January 25, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Self-hypnosis is supposed to work – but I always fall asleep before I finish!

  • sarah clarke-feltham
    January 25, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    count sheep or something else equally boring helps me

  • anthony harrington
    January 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    we listen to speech radio (not music) we can’t sleep without the radio on as it is too quiet. listening to phone-ins suits us as if it is an interesting topic we listen to it until we drop off.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Hot bath and a green tea and comfy pillow!

  • Sarahann Tonner
    January 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Hot bath, good book and some warm milk with a hint of cinnamon 🙂

  • Susan Greig
    January 25, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Work hard and have a clear conscience – guaranteed to give a good nights sleep!

  • jayne fotheringham
    January 25, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    My tip would be a lovely hot bubble bath and lots of lavender room spray never fails to help me drift off


    January 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Read a book before bed

  • Claire
    January 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Nice hot bubble bath. Then straight to bed.
    And make sure the room is not too hot, it’s always hard to sleep when it’s hot and stuffy in the room.

  • Rachel
    January 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    To get a good nights sleep, warm milk, extra blanket over the curtains and black out the room. And finally make sure the husband sleeps on the sofa 😀

  • Bernadette Davies
    January 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    My tip is to use a white noise machine or app on your phone. I got one to get my baby boy to sleep after a tip from the health visitor and found myself unable to keep my eyes open!

  • laura banks
    January 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    have a nice hot chocolate before bed and try and switch your mind of and chill with a bath

  • simon sims
    January 25, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    cold milk before bed helps me sleep.

  • Denise
    January 25, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Reading a chapter of my book helps me unwind at night, but never read it in bed 🙂

  • Angela Walker
    January 25, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    a cup of hot milk

  • Keran
    January 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Make sure you are warm enough. My feet get very cold in winter months so invest in a pair of soft bed socks to help you nod off!

  • julie carter
    January 25, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Imagine every single muscle in your body fully relaxing from every muscle in your face to every muscle in your toes until you feel the heaviness slowly moving down your body

  • ashleigh
    January 25, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Read a book!

  • ashleigh
    January 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    i have tweeted as @ashlallan

  • ashleigh
    January 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I follow with google+ as ashleigh allan

  • Anna Miz
    January 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    a cup of hot milk

  • Anna Miz
    January 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Have tweeted @anna8301

  • Anna Miz
    January 25, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Google + as Anna M

  • Adam Ley
    January 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    The best way to unwind after a long day is to read a magazine in bed without the TV or laptop on. The artificial light of a TV or laptop keeps the mind busy and magazines tend to bore you to sleep.

  • Priscilla Stubbs
    January 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I like to read a good book, nothing too exciting, no thrillers before bedtime!

    Tweeted as @cillastubbs

  • stephanie tsang
    January 25, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    For a good nights sleep I like to have a nice relaxing bath and then a warm milky drink.

  • Kieran
    January 25, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    a hot drink

  • Michelle Heffer
    January 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Definitely a nice soak in a warm bath, followed by a hot chocolate and reading a book helps me get to sleep.

  • angela sandhu
    January 25, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    hot bubble bath, loads of moisturiser and clean sheets in bed!

  • angela sandhu
    January 25, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    tweeted @angiesandhu

    January 25, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    a proper bubble bath, with candles and insences hot chocolate with cream and marshmellows

  • tt
    January 26, 2013 at 12:09 am

    hot bath

  • anna m
    January 26, 2013 at 12:09 am

    nice bubble bath n hot choc!

  • anna m
    January 26, 2013 at 12:11 am

    ive tweeted @ummziyad

  • Julia Gray
    January 26, 2013 at 12:45 am

    don’t sleep with a light on as this fools the body into thinking it’s not really sleep time; a massage is ideal if you can, to relax the body for sleeping; a hot bath with lavender oil is great for winding down x

  • Hayley Bolt
    January 26, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I read for about half an hour in bed and this makes me really sleepy so I can just fall to sleep

  • Miss Natalie Wallace
    January 26, 2013 at 2:12 am

    A nice relaxing bubble bath and cup of hot chocolate about an hour before I go to bed

  • Miss Natalie Wallace
    January 26, 2013 at 2:15 am

    followed on google + and tweeted @Nataleew1

  • Deborah Munn
    January 26, 2013 at 7:05 am

    A good book always does the trick as you want to finish it, but no you fall asleep.

  • Catherine McAlinden
    January 26, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I have no problems getting to sleep, I have a 2 and a 3 year old. My problem is waking early, so I have set the heating to come on early. It was the cold weather waking them, and then me up!

  • Catherine McAlinden
    January 26, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Tweeted as @CateMcAlinden

    January 26, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I have no problems getting to sleep

  • Solange
    January 26, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Warm bath

  • mrs susan martin
    January 26, 2013 at 7:54 am

    try not to go to bed on an argument sort it out before you sleep and you will feel much better in yourself,because we never know what tomorrow may bring and it may be to late to say sorry ,then it will be on your mind for the rest of your days.

  • Stephanie Green
    January 26, 2013 at 8:18 am

    After tossing and turning for a while, I will start to relax my body from the toes up. Relax my toes then my legs ect all the way up but have never got further than my hands before I fall asleep.I talk myself through this in my head but it works for me.

  • Owen Morgan
    January 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

    My top tip is to go for a long walk after dinner and have a cup of hot milk (or hot chocolate) an hour before bed.

  • Leanne Conway
    January 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

    lavender oil on your pillow for a good nights sleep!!

  • liz denial
    January 26, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I have a lavender plug in which helps

  • Cheryll H
    January 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Read quietly for 15-30 mins before bed and if you must eat make it a snack like a banana or a milky drink 🙂

  • Michelle Best
    January 26, 2013 at 10:12 am

    For me it is a to read for 10 minutes and then have a really dark room. Bliss!

  • san
    January 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

    dont go to bed worrying about anything

  • sarah smith
    January 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

    radox bath and a large hot chocolate

    January 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

    i always read before bed

  • Helen Barton
    January 26, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I like to have a hot, bubbly bath then a quick read in bed

  • Katy Buckingham
    January 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Any thoughts, worries or jobs to do you have put them each in a bubble in your mind and watch them float away until morning, or just write a list of things to do/worry about in the morning, this clears your head as you can rest assured you won’t forget them.

  • Sarah
    January 26, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Get some exercise- I sleep tonnes better since I started going to the gym last year! 🙂

  • Marcus
    January 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    a milky drink

    January 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    warm bottle and a story. Don’t over stimulate though xx tweeted @meisafairy

  • Nina McFadden
    January 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    A drink of Horlicks.

  • charley foulds
    January 26, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    i always try to make sure I do not get myself stressed when trying to get to sleep- I sit up, read a book, watch a movie or listen to some music to calm myself down!

  • James Shaw
    January 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    A warm milky tea

  • Louise Dray
    January 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    A hot milky drink and a piece of chocolate

  • kim richardson
    January 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    A CD of soothing sounds helps me to get to sleep

  • Jo Jones
    January 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    They say having sexual relations makes one relaxed and sleepy

  • abigail craig
    January 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Write a to-do list for the next day so you can relax

  • Wendy
    January 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    If you can find time for a 15 minute soak in the bath adding 2 cups of epsom salts will soak away all the stress of the day

  • Laura Harris
    January 26, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Live a calm life and you will sleep well (not always easy I know!)

  • Amy Ripley
    January 26, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Don’t eat after 9pm!

  • cyd dawe
    January 26, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    a good book and a nice hot cuppa

  • RebeccaF
    January 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Writing down the things I need to do or that are worrying me that day a couple of hours before going to bed – that way I’m not thinking I must remember to do that tomorrow.

  • Laura
    January 26, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Get all ready for bed and turn off electricals and then read a book or do a puzzle for 1/2 hr before settling down to sleep.

  • Laura-lee
    January 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    hot bath, glass of wine and a MASSIVE bar of choccie!!

    January 26, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I go for a run, watch some TV and then bed, normaly does the trick. If not, PS3 for a while until tired! Sometimes too long lol

  • Susie M
    January 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I make sure I’ve always got really comfy sleepwear, so no spaghetti straps that get tangled and cut in or pyjama trousers that ride up and get twisted in the night. It’s made a difference.

  • Heather Shaw
    January 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    SLEEPING WITH THE Window open always helps me sleep better

  • Heather Shaw
    January 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    tweeted @kiki_725

  • Heather Shaw
    January 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    following your google+ page

  • Karen R
    January 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Try and get into a routine of going to bed at a reasonable time and getting up at a good time

    January 26, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Lavender oil on my pillowcase works everytime.

  • anita
    January 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    A cup of camoille tea adn listen to sleep inducing CD

    January 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    have tweeted @sandigled

  • Helena H
    January 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I like to have a good 30 mins relax with no tele, screens etc before bed.

  • Sarah-Jane Laycock
    January 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Never go to bed until you’re tired and indeed sometimes exercise is the best thing to really tire you out physically. Make your bedroom a haven – temperature, ambience and surroundings can all induce a state of relaxation

  • Sarah-Jane Laycock
    January 26, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Have retweeted @Noodlenumpty

  • Julie A
    January 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Go to bed at the same time every night

  • foz
    January 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    A nice cup of hot chocolate and a good book to curl up to.

    January 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    A nice long hot shower.

  • Joanne Lyles
    January 26, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    A whiskey before bed!

  • Haley Redshaw
    January 27, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Sexy time then followed with a cup of tea 🙂

  • Andy D
    January 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

    A wee bit of Brandy

  • Victoria N
    January 27, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I al ways read for half an hour which helps me to relax (unless its a thriller!).
    Thanks for the giveaway x

  • Mickie Bull
    January 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Turn laptop/TV off an hour before bed and start reading a book half an hour before bed.

  • maureen findley
    January 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    read a book for half an hour

  • Rachael Monkton
    January 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    A big bubble bath followed by some meditation.

  • Nick Caines
    January 27, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    The best thing i know is too watch Micheal Palin docu in bed it is so relaxing it sends me off no bother

  • FionaLynne Edwards
    January 27, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Have a nice warm bubble bath before bed – always makes me close my eyes!

  • FionaLynne Edwards
    January 27, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    I’ve tweted too @figgygee

  • alison hill
    January 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I have a hot mug of horlics every night before I go to bed, and also have lavender linnen spray which I think is beneficial aswell, also the kids tire me out so I am jiggered by the time it is for bed lol

  • Louise M
    January 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I take a warm bath to which I’ve added a few drops of Lavender Essential oil about an hour before bed. Put on some snuggly pj’s, make a cup of hot chocolate and read a nice book in bed, until I get really sleepy then it’s lights out x

  • hannah oneill
    January 27, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    A warm cup of milk before bed!

  • Sarah Morris
    January 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I find a nice hot bath, some warm pj’s on after that and round it off with a mug of hot chocolate, always does the trick.

  • Kate
    January 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I find that flickering lights help me sleep, like candles. That’s dangerous though, so I have a flameless candle light to stare at instead. Safe AND soothing.

  • Julie booth
    January 27, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I find a sleep mask does the trick as I need complete darkness

  • elizabeth edwards
    January 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Have a nice hot bath and iron over the bed sheet so its cosy and warm.x

  • jennie jackson
    January 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I have a relaxing warm bath and that usually sets me off

  • Kristian
    January 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    A good book always works for me

  • Kirsty Richards
    January 28, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    hot bath, hot drink and then a relaxation cd

  • JoC
    January 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I wish I knew the answer…these are all really great suggestions though. I think I’ll give quite a few a try, but maybe that’s the problem…over-thinking it and trying to hard? 😉

  • Kate O'Neill
    January 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Gin. Or failing that, a hot bath and making sure the computer, phone and TV are all turned off.

  • Natalie
    January 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Hot milk with honey always sends me snoozing in no time!

  • Emma Holness
    January 29, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    An electric blanket

  • Susanne
    January 30, 2013 at 5:31 am

    clenching muscle groups starting at your feet and finishing with your eyelids

  • Leanne Timmins
    January 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    reading helps me fall asleep.

  • Hel Jones
    January 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I read in bed – it helps me to relax before sleeping.

    January 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm


  • Hazel Christopher
    January 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    My top tip is lavender pillow spray, works a treat for me 🙂

  • Hazel Christopher
    January 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I’ve tweeted @HazyLou

  • Hazel Christopher
    January 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Following on Google+

  • Nicola Marie Reynolds
    January 31, 2013 at 11:57 am

    A spritz of Lavender on my pillow always works a treat for giving me a great nights sleep.

  • Nicola Marie Reynolds
    January 31, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I have tweeted @Nicola_Reynolds

  • Nicola Marie Reynolds
    January 31, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Following the G+ Page – nicola reynolds

  • Donna Davies
    January 31, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I swear by Badger’s lavender & bergamot sleep balm, and it smells fab too!

  • Joan
    January 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Keep a notepad by your bed and if anything is keeping you awake write it down and forget about until the morning.

  • Lisa Wilkinson
    January 31, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Try keeping to a similar bedtime each night and don’t watch TV just before you settle. Let your brain rest for a while.

  • Tanya
    January 31, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    For a good night sleep I open window 15 min before going to bed.Fresh air does the trick.
    Or if I had stressful day then a really Boriiiinggg book will do 🙂

  • Bohdan Kuczynski
    January 31, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Turn off ALL screens and phones at least 1/2 hr before turning in.
    Also tweeted as @BohdanK

  • Jo Kelly
    January 31, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    An ex boyfriend once gave me a tip which is if you’re restless & struggling to get to sleep then lie there, tense every muscle in your body from your eyes to your toes then relax, do it around 5 to 10 times then at the end you should be relaxed 🙂

    It does work, but I prefer a nice hot bubble bath & clean sheets, haha x

  • Jo Kelly
    January 31, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Have also tweeted 🙂

    @MrsD_Winchester x

  • Jo Kelly
    January 31, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Have followed via G+ (Jennifer Kelly) & already a subscriber to your blog 🙂


  • sarah fleck
    February 1, 2013 at 12:43 am

    bath, cosy pj’s and freshly washed bed sheets

    February 1, 2013 at 8:54 am

    A nice warm bath then slip into bed with a book and usually I fall asleep and drop the book

  • Diana
    February 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Lots of fresh air, leaving open window at night :}

  • Anne McCutcheon
    February 1, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I like a nice hot drink and warm pyjamas, read a good book then I drop off.

  • Kath Bellamy
    February 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    A good book & a hot water bottle!!

  • Laura Williams
    February 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I find if I am on a computer or watching tv just before bed, it takes ages for my brain to wind down in bed, so I turn everything off an hour before bed and do something in the house before going bed… I do have trouble sleeping so this prize would be very useful to me! 🙂
    Thank you!

  • Lese
    February 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Nice warm bath, freshly washed hair and then into a bed with clean bedding..bliss

  • ClairejB
    February 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Make sure your sleeping area is clean and clutter free – if you go to bed surrounded by mess you won’t be able to relax and will just keep thinking about all the chores you need to do.

  • ClairejB
    February 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Tweeted @Madrabbitgirl

  • Sharon V.
    February 1, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Warm bath ,comfy PJs and cup of horlicks