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Adding a splash of summer to your bedroom

With the good weather starting to emerge, many of us are feeling more positive and motivated. Whether you are starting a new fitness regime, revolutionising your diet or looking to do a home makeover, summer is the perfect time to put your plans into action.

The colours and freshness of summer are simultaneous with the good weather and a positive attitude so here Andrew Waters, sales and marketing manager from luxury mattress manufacturer 1907 offers his advice on how to replicate a tranquil and fresh outside environment inside your bedroom this summer.

Bed clothes Most of us opt for a thick 13 tog duvet in the winter months to keep us snug in the cold weather, but as summer approaches a heavy duvet will make you too hot at night. Switch your duvet for a light 2.5 – 4.5 tog duvet to ensure you sleep soundly. Botanic, tribal, floral, geometric and block prints are all in fashion this season so why not invest in a new bedspread or accessories such as cushions to create an on-trend style statement that celebrates the best of the season?

Create the perfect sleep environment We tend to spend a lot of time outside in the summer months so why not bring some of the outside in by opening your windows and letting some fresh air in – and you might even get the smell of freshly cut grass in your room! The best sleeping temperature is 18°C (65°F) which is slightly cooler than you may think so make sure your bedroom isn’t too hot by opening a window a couple of hours before bed. If this isn’t possible consider putting on a fan for half an hour before bedtime.

The light nights Although for most of us it’s nicer to wake up to light mornings rather than dark winter ones you may find the bright mornings wake you up too early. This coupled with the fact summer BBQs and long evenings often result in later nights, might mean you get less sleep than the recommended 7.5 - 9 hours.

To keep the sun out when you want to invest in blackout blinds or curtains, to ensure your bedroom is as dark as possible and you get the rest your body needs.

Invest in a mattress that keeps you cool in the summer In the summer you can often find yourself getting hot and bothered and unable to sleep at night. By investing in a natural filling mattress you can help to prevent this and ensure you get a good night’s sleep.

The benefits of natural fillings such as coir are that they are heat and moisture resilient and prevent you from overheating.

Horsehair is a key component in natural mattresses and is naturally resilient meaning it bounces back after compression, and ensuring your mattress doesn’t lose its shape. Horsehair also absorbs body heat and allows natural ventilation making it the perfect mattress filling, especially in the summer when we tend to feel the heat more than we do throughout the rest of the year.

While most would presume that wool would make us feel hot, in reality this is not the case and wool works in harmony with your body ensuring it keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, making it an all-round great mattress filling.

For further information on how to choose the perfect natural filling mattress for your individual needs please visit: www.1907beds.co.uk (Ends)

Notes to editors For more information or images, please contact Antonia Dimambro on 0191 277 2544 or email antonia.dimambro@yhn.org.uk or Hayley Ford on 0191 265 7765 or email hayley@karolmarketing.com

About 1907 - The 1907 luxury range is exclusively manufactured by Palatine Beds of Northumberland. We are proud of our rich heritage, and have over 100 years of experience in the industry. This longevity is harvested from our founding principles of quality and local craftsmanship. Our talented craftsmen use age-old skills combined with modern technology to ensure each mattress is made to perfection. 1907 manufacture natural, memory foam and bespoke mattresses fine-tuned to cater for every individual.

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