I’ve been reading a Daphne du Maurier novel this week and one particular sentence leapt out at me, something along the lines of a good night’s sleep being crucial to a healthy relationship. It made me laugh – it took my husband and I years – literally – to achieve the perfect duvet and pillow balance.
Getting the great sleep balance right
I’m an ex-Northerner and I run hot. I like my sleeps chilly with the window open all year round, the bedroom radiator off and the thinnest possible duvet. My husband loves to hibernate under a heavyweight duvet, burrowing down so only his nose shows. I like high, hard pillows and he loves soft, squashy feather ones. As you can imagine we’ve had some tricky nights’ sleep over the years, with neither of us getting exactly what we needed.
Our flexible duvet has been a lifesaver, one double with two extra single duvets for each side that you just snap on. I’m lovely and cool under my 3.5 togs, summer and winter, and he’s snug under three layers totalling 10.5 togs even on murderously sticky summer nights. To top it off we’ve bought a couple of supremely posh duck down pillows each, plus a fantastic silk duvet for the guest bedroom. These days we’re in complete sleep heaven, as is everyone who comes to stay.
Thank you, pocket-sprung man!
Our mattress is a thing of wonder. We’d made do with crappy old mattresses for ages but when we visited a well-known furniture retailer five years ago, we met ‘pocket sprung man’ and he changed our lives forever. We wandered in there lost in space, with no idea what we needed. He gave us the ins and outs of the various mattress types and how to choose the right hardness for your weight. When he told us he was ‘a dedicated pocket sprung man’, we were sold. Every night we get into bed with sighs of delight. So it’s good to know the Duvet and Pillow Warehouse also does mattresses. I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to sleep on a good one.
Goodbye sleepless nights, hello sweet dreams
Duvet technology has come on in leaps and bounds since Brits first abandoned sheets and blankets in their favour in the early 1980s. My first ever duvet was a hateful thing, inefficient in every way known to mankind. But much better than sweating miserably under the Brentford Nylons sheets, heavy wool and Candlewick bedspreads of my childhood. Today there’s a simply sumptuous choice of feather and down, synthetic and natural duvets in everything from single to luxurious emperor size, in a huge range of tog values.
As you can imagine we’re chuffed to bits to announce our new partnership with the Duvet and Pillow Warehouse, a superb source of everything you need to create a bedtime experience second to none. We’ve put together a bunch of very special Duvet and Pillow Warehouse discount codes especially for our readers. DAPW’s prices are already legendary anyway but we can save you even more. If you’re sick and tired of tossing and turning all night and feeling gloomy, droopy and niggly all day, every day, it’s the perfect way to save cash on quality duvets, pillows, mattresses, bedlinen and so on.
Here’s what’s on offer right now… ££££s off great nights’ sleeps
- A fiver off when you spend £50
- £15 off when you spend £80… specially for our readers, exclusive to us
- £20 off when you spend £100
- £25 off when you spend £150
I hope you enjoy making bedtimes beautiful again!