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Robert Dyas Tips for Sleeping Better

If you think you would benefit from sorting out your sleeping habits, this March is National Bed Month, the perfect time to tackle your bedtime blues.

It’s widely recommended that we get eight hours of sleep a night, but with late nights at work, families to care for and all those addictive Netflix series to watch, it’s not surprising that many of us aren’t getting enough.

According to The Sleep Council, almost three quarters (74%) of Brits sleep less than seven hours per night, with 1 in 5 even turning to alcohol to help them nod off*. And of course, the quality is just as important as the quantity of rest we get.

If you think you would benefit from sorting out your sleeping habits, this March is National Bed Month, the perfect time to tackle your bedtime blues.

Leading high street retailer Robert Dyas has some handy tips and advice for those looking to give their beauty sleep a boost.

“A lack of quality sleep can make it hard to function well at work”, says Robert Dyas Group Marketing Director Sue Dover. “There are many factors that can lead to a poor night’s rest, but with a bit of help from our useful solutions, you’ll soon be reaping the rewards.”

Banish the light

If you’re waking up too early because the light’s flooding in, swap your thin curtains for a thicker variety (£27.99-£67.99), or try a Creative Thermal Blackout Blind to keep your room dark (£11.99-35.99).

Enhance your mattress

If your mattress isn’t comfy enough or is causing you pain, a mattress topper will make a welcome addition to your bed. Octaspring Mattress Toppers (£179.99-249.99) are designed with hundreds of breathable foam springs and topped with a layer of responsive memory foam, keeping you cool, comfortable and supported while moulding to your body shape.

Alternatively, if you often wake up too hot in the night, invest in a Snug Temperature Control Mattress Protector to keep you cool all night long (£14.99).

Get the right bed

As well as a good mattress, the right bed frame can help you get a more comfortable night’s sleep. Sprung-slatted beds like this Viviana Double Bed Frame (£369.99) add an extra bit of bounce, while models with flat slats like the Stockbridge Double Bed Frame (£269.99) provide a firmer base.

Check your bed sheets

Bed linen (£9.99 - £119.99) can help keep you warm or cool so it’s worth taking a look at which type you have and potentially swapping your sheets for some new ones. Cotton sheets will help keep you cooler, whereas synthetic fabrics trap more heat.

Go anti-allergy

Wheezing, sneezing and coughing don’t make for a peaceful night’s sleep, so an anti-allergy duvet (£18.99 - £19.99) and pillow (£9.99), like these from Silentnight, can be a godsend if you’re plagued by allergies.


At least make sure it’s good quality, if you can’t quite get eight hours of sleep. Exercise helps you sleep significantly better if you do a minimum of 150 minutes a week** – just make sure you don’t do it right before bed as this will make you feel more alert. Try doing a quick 20 minutes in the morning before work every day, and save valuable sleep time by investing in some home fitness equipment (£54.99 - £899.99) instead of heading out to the gym.

Snore no more

If you’re asleep as soon as you hit the pillow then great, but if you’re keeping your partner up with your snoring, swap your pillow with one of the anti-snore varieties. This one from Silentnight (£9.99) works by supporting and positioning the head and neck with an internal foam core that’s contoured to help improve breathing and body alignment.

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Prices are correct to the time the press release was issued.

Products featured:

Creative Thermal Blackout Blinds:
Octaspring Mattress Toppers:
Snug Temperature Control Mattress Protector:
Viviana Double Bed Frame:
Stockbridge Double Bed Frame:
Bedding sets:
Silentnight Anti-Allergy 10.5 Tog Duvet:
Silentnight Pair of Anti-Allergy Pillows:
Fitness equipment:
Silentnight Anti-Snore Pillow:

*The Sleep Council:
**Sleep Foundation:

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About Robert Dyas:

Robert Dyas, a man of notable character and remarkable determination, founded the company in 1872. He had a vision to provide customers with the best products, service and advice possible – a tradition that continues to be the focus of the company to this day. In 2012, successful businessman and star of BBC TV’s Dragons Den, Theo Paphitis, bought the company.

Theo Paphitis is one of the UK’s most high-profile businessmen with an empire spanning retail, property and finance. Theo, through his staff at the Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG), has continued the Robert Dyas tradition of excellent customer service.

Robert Dyas offers an extensive range of household products. The range includes smart home technology, DIY solutions, small and domestic appliances, homeware, bakeware and kitchenware, outdoor and garden, utility, gifts, textiles plus Christmas trees and gifts.

The company has 94 stores, ranging from 1,250 to 9,000 square feet (116 to 836 square meters) and operates online and in the South of England. The most western store is in Yeovil, the most eastern store in Colchester, the most northern store in Solihull and the store furthest south is in Eastbourne. The company’s head office is now based in Wimbledon.

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