Did you know that this week is National Sleep Week according to The National Sleep Council? At QVC, we have decided to name the month of March… Sleep Month!
Now anyone who knows me, will know how much I love my sleep and I sometimes think we get so wrapped up in diet and exercise that we forget just how important a restful nights sleep is.
It’s also a bit of a myth that a long lie in will help you catch up on your sleep. It’s true we all feel better after a lie in, but if you are sleep deprived on a regular basis not all of that sleep can be made up, and shift workers especially need to balance their sleep patterns properly.
I am a true believer in larks and owls. I’m definitely a night owl, which is why I think that theatre life suited me so well and it’s why you mainly see me in the evenings on QVC.
I seem to wake up when everyone else is winding down, but try and have an in-depth conversation with me at 8am… forget it!
There are lots of tips and tricks you can try, if you are struggling to get to sleep. For instance did you know that bananas and almonds make great bedtime snacks, due to their magnesium content? Turkey contains tryptophan, which apparently is associated with healthy sleep!
One of the biggest changes you can make to your sleep routine is investing in a well designed mattress. I must admit that prior to my QVC days I always felt a little begrudged at having to buy a new bed, and would much rather have had a new sofa!
Now, having worked with many sleep experts over the years I realise your bed and mattress, neck support and the environment you create in the bedroom is vital for every member of the family (both young and old), to ensure good sleeping habits. We all tend to keep our beds for far too long, so, if you are due an upgrade have a look at some of the amazing deals we have this month.
Silentnight, Sealy and Magniflex are three superb brands that we champion at QVC. Take a look at the Silentnight Signature Miracoil Memory 782 spring mattress and divan set.
If you are looking to add more luxury, the Sealy Posturepedic Gel Supreme 1400 Springs pillow top mattress and divan set has been getting rave reviews.
Both those brands have separate mattress offers, but if you love memory foam, then check out the Magniflex Anti Dust Mite Mattress. It’s a universal memory foam mattress that will work on any bed base at all, and most of the beds and mattresses have no extra delivery charges added! Plus, where else could you get to actually sleep on a mattress and put it to the test for 30 nights?With our 30 day money back guarantee, you can make sure you are 100% happy with your purchase – and this even applies to beds.
If you are looking to enhance your mattress or even prolong its life, seriously consider a featherbed.
Northern Nights are masters at allowing the body to relax into a supportive sleeping position, cushioning the whole body and helping to alleviate a lot of the sleep disturbance, due to lack of support, that occurs during the night.
The baffle box construction of this featherbed means it requires very little maintenance – it’s like sleeping on a cloud. While you are there have a look at the magnificent array of pillows we have to choose from, there is everything from multi-pack family pillows to the top of the range Rolls Royce of pillows, made with Siberian goose down.
Once you have sorted out the basics, you can have fun dressing the bed. One of the new designs I have my eye on is this stunning new jacquard design from interiors icon Kelly Hoppen. Northern Nights and Cozee Home also have some beautiful duvet sets to choose from too.
While you’re browsing our gorgeous bedding, if you are anything like me, you’ll probably find that before long you have wandered into the fashion or beauty sections of the QVC website and have added endless items to your wish list.
One of the newest jewellery items that is certainly on my list of must haves is the upcoming Today’s Special Value offer from Links of London.
This exquisite necklace features an interlinked, dual colour, oval design in true Links of London style.
It will run all day on Saturday at a brilliant Today’s Special Value price and is sure to be popular. With QVC we offer the complete Links of London buying experience with all the packaging you would expect, including the pouch, gift box and outer bag just as if you have popped into the London store.
So why lose valuable sleep worrying about and shopping for that perfect gift, let QVC do all the hard work for you!