I’ll be the first to admit that I love a lie-in at the weekend – who doesn’t eh? But getting quality sleep throughout the week is crucial if we want to function well throughout our demanding days. Creating the right setting for that perfect night’s sleep is child’s play when you know how and Very have all the right ingredients to ensure you get some well deserved shut-eye zzzzzzzz.

Firstly choosing the right bed is crucial. You can choose from divans to bedsteads, sofa beds  to daybeds but they must all have one thing in common; a supportive mattress. The perfect mattress will support your back and last at least 10 years. Just think; we spend about a third of our lives in bed so it’d better be good! A good all rounder is this Silentnight Miracoil 3 Memory Foam Mattress which offers just the right level of support where your body weight is the greatest.


Once you’ve found the perfect mattress you’ll need to look after it; this means turning sprung mattresses over regularly and rotating them 180 degrees at regular intervals too. A mattress protector is a great idea to prolong the life of your mattress and Very have plenty to choose from including this Downland Standard Quilted Mattress Protector (RQ0893C). For an added layer of indulgence why not choose a mattress topper as well which is an added layer of feathers and down for the most comforatble sleep imaginable. This Silentnight Luxury Feather and Down Mattress Topper will do the job nicely.

Next up is your duvet; the smaller number the tog the lighter the coverage so a 4.5 tog will be perfect in the summer and a 13.5 will keep you toasty in the winter. Choose an anti-allergy duvet if you suffer from dust allergies or asthma and remember to launder regularly. Goose down is considered the ultimate filling for duvets and pillows and are usually more expensive like this luxury Goose Down duvet (RQ44824). However there are plenty of foam fillers available and many people prefer them like these Silent Night Just Like Down pillows (RV2541E). Remember to use a pillow protector like this Mattress & Pillow protector set (KE1681R) to keep your pillows going longer.


Finally for my absolute favourite treat at bedtime, it’s the electric blanket! If you think these are just a relic from the seventies think again. They’ve come on leaps and bounds in recent years and this Morphy Richards Washable Heated Mattress Cover (RQ3291C) is no excpetion. There’s nothing quite like getting into a pre-warmed bed to send you off to the land of nod, pass me my earplugs! Shhhhh…..

28th September 2011
Written by Very_Lauren