A cosy night in
With the world being very different at the moment and majority of the UK were prevented from spending time with their loved ones over the Christmas period, we wanted to bring some joy to your life and let you know how to create the perfect cosy night in.
If you are like us and think a crucial part of any cosy night in must involve food then we agree! Below is a selection of super snacks to get your teeth into.
Savoury selection: Nuts, salted popcorn, pretzels, nachos, Bombay mix, cheese flavoured snacks.
Sweet selection: Chocolate, sweeties, cookies, ice cream, cake.
Healthy selection, Vegetable crudités, fruit platter, Greek yoghurt with my flav drops.
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I don’t think a night in is complete without loungewear and a cosy throw to wrap yourself in. My favourite is the St Ives throw from Dusk, they have such an amazing selection which suit any style of lounge or bedroom.
Experiment with warm low lighting or candles, as it builds a great ambience. Try using some relaxing candle light will help with creating a cosy environment where everyone can take a deep breath and enjoy the peace and quiet rather than the hustle and bustle of Christmas.
Put the phones down:
There is nothing more frustrating than having the annoying bright light of a phone in your eyes when you are trying to relax and get cosy. Have an agreement that all but essential calls will be answered and texts can be responded to after the movie.
As tempting as it might be to watch TV in bed, routine is important especially through lockdown when there seems to be no normal as lack of routine can lead to anxiety, sleep disturbance and added stress.
The other reason to try and keep the bedroom TV free is because of blue light exposure which can have a great impact on your quality of sleep as it tricks the body into thinking it’s daytime.
Top sleep hygiene tips:
Be consistent, keep the bedroom for sleep and go at the same time each day.
Make sure your bedroom is quiet, relaxing and comfortable.
Invest in good quality bedding- I recommend the Dusk Kensington range with an 800 thread count.
Avoid large meals, caffeine and alcohol before bed.
Remove electronic devices from the bedroom.
Get some exercise in the day, to aid you to fall asleep.
Posted by: Sarah Dixon | Posted on: December 30, 2020 | Posted in: HEALTH & WELLBEING