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How to sleep better?

Who hasn’t heard the advice for better sleep? 

You know, get a bedtime routine, keep the temperature cool, no electronics in the room, low lights, calming colours, don’t drink alcohol… 

Yet according to The Sleep Council, 4 out of 5 people still complain they don’t sleep well! 

So this week I was fascinated to talk to a friend with two gorgeous sons who happen to have autism about her mission to help them sleep better.  I think what she told me could be a lifeline for anyone in similar circumstance, but honestly, also for many of us who pace the floor at night.

These are the three main tips she passed on (Thanks, Jen!)

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Cleaning? Well it is spring.

Every year when the clocks go forward a strange thing happens. 

The spiders seem to get very busy building webs all over my house, slut wool appears from out of the skirting boards, the windows acquire a layer of grime and the curtains positively puff with dust.

Some say it’s just that as it gets lighter I notice it more but it feels like there’s a malevolent fairy that visits in April.

So.  Clean I must. But how to make it as painless as possible? 

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It's Easter? Who knew ...

Chicks, eggs, the Bunny…all the usuals for Easter.  Bor. Ing. 

Ok, that’s harsh. I like to scoff chocolate and decorate cutely with the best of them. 

But what else happens at Easter?

Well let me tell you ...

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Fresh new year.

January 6th was my mum’s birthday. 

She’d always take down the Christmas decorations on this day, and we were never quite sure whether it was because it was Twelfth Night, or because she wanted to day to be all about her. 

Either way, decorations never stay up in my house beyond this date. 

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