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How a good duvet can improve your sleep

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Why it could be time to get a new duvet as warmer weather approaches

Sleep is such a vital part of our wellbeing. To take care of physical and mental recovery, it’s more important than ever to be getting a good night’s rest.

Many of us have experienced inconsistent sleep patterns over the past 12 months, with recent research from King’s College London and Ipsos MORI revealing that around 50% of those surveyed had their sleep more disturbed than usual during last summer’s lockdown. Life may slowly be returning to normal, but it’s still key to make sure you’re doing everything you can to get a good night’s rest.

The benefits of have been well documented. Sleep can aid brain function, improving concentration and productivity; keep your immune system strong as your body gets time to rest and repair; and in the longer term is beneficial for heart health, decreasing the risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

Good sleep practice

Taking care of your sleep hygiene is one of the best ways to set yourself up for a stable sleeping schedule. Keeping a consistent wake-up time, unplugging from electronics at least 30 minutes before getting into bed and blocking out light and noise from your bedroom will help, as will making sure you have comfortable bedding. You may even want to enhance your mattress with a mattress topper and invest in new memory foam pillows.

The Sleep Council recommends that you should change your mattress every five years, so if that’s the case then you might want to take a look at a product such as the Panda Cloud Duvet to aid with your summer shut-eye.

Panda offers the Cloud Duvet with a 30-night trial, giving you the chance to give this luxurious duvet a test-run – and, if it’s not for you, a full refund is available with return postage costs covered. It comes with a five-year guarantee, meaning it will stay buoyant and free from faults before you need to think about replacing it. When that time comes, Panda’s ‘Circle of Life’ recycling initiative offers free home collection and a donation to charity if there’s still life left in the duvet.

Panda’s breathable duvet will help keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. That’s particularly useful for the former, as according to a poll from the Sleep Foundation, it’s better to have a sleeping environment that’s on the cooler side. In fact, the recommended temperature for sleep is around 18°C – that’s because our bodies experience a slight dip in core temperature in the evening, so a cooler environment will help with temperature regulation and signal that it’s time for bed.

The multi-award winning Panda duvet (available in single, UK double, king and super king sizes) recreates the feeling of a traditional down feather mattress without harming any birds in the process. Panda’s Cloud Duvet filling is made from 50% bamboo and 50% nano-microfibre, so it’s fully hypoallergenic and will protect against allergies and any skin irritation. The Cloud Duvet has a 100% outer cover which texture is soft, giving a naturally luxurious feel that’ll keep you comfortable, whether it’s a balmy summer or a chilly winters night.

Sustainable duvet

For the environmentally conscious, Panda’s bamboo is sustainably grown in managed forests, requires a third less water than cotton to thrive, and doesn’t need pesticides, fertilisers or chemicals. These high standards of social care run right through to the last mile; all duvets are delivered in recycled and recyclable boxes, with a reusable bamboo bag too.

The bamboo also helps create a naturally thermo-regulating duvet, so it’ll be light but still perfect for all-season use, providing insulation in winter and offering breathability in the summer months. Plus, the sewn-through pockets keep the filling in place so you don’t have to worry about the duvet getting cold spots at night.

Wriggly sleepers need not worry, either. The Cloud duvet has sewn-in corner loops that can be attached to hidden straps on Panda bedding, so even if you’re shifting around in the night the duvet should keep you covered up.

We all want to start the day feeling the best we possibly can. It’s easy to forget about the role your duvet plays, but you’re in contact with it from the moment you get in bed to the moment you get out. As summer comes around, now’s a good time to look at getting a duvet like the Panda Cloud to keep you cool, comfortable and refreshed for the day ahead. Plus, it also has the advantage of being your sleep ally as we move into autumn and winter.

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