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When it comes to Christmas Eve, we tend to get hung up on ensuring the kids get an amazing night’s sleep in time for Santa visiting. But what about yourself? It’s just as essential to ensure you get enough good quality sleep the night before the big day – otherwise you might just find yourself falling asleep in that fabulous Christmas dinner you prepared from scratch!

Of course, getting to sleep isn’t as simple as it sounds on Christmas Eve. Not only is this, potentially, one of the most stressful nights of the year, it’s also one of the most exciting. After-all, most of us are just big kids at heart!

SantaExcitement is one thing, but you can help yourself sleep on Christmas Eve by reducing your stress. Which is actually easier than it sounds! All you need to do is get yourself prepared!

Well before Christmas Eve you should have in place a present plan. Starting to wrap and build toys etc. on the night before Christmas is far too demanding and stressful – you’ll never get to sleep with all those stress hormones running through your system. Instead try to wrap well in advance. Perhaps you don’t have the time to wrap everything in one go, in that case wrap just a few presents a night. You’ll soon find that they’re wrapped before you know it. Plus, you don’t need to put these under the tree if you want to hide them from the kids. If you don’t have any good hiding places in the house considering taking them to a family or friend’s house to hide. You could even consider taking some into the office. Collecting your presents on Christmas Eve is far easier than wrapping them all from scratch.

The same preparation should be put into your Christmas dinner too; you might be surprised at actually how much of Christmas dinner can be cooked well in advance – in some cases even a month before the big day. Look online for Christmas guides from the likes of Jamie Oliver and Mary Berry. This will leave both your Christmas Eve and Day with lots more time away from the stove. More importantly, you won’t spend the night stressing about your massive to do list for the next day.

Once you have your stress under control, it’s time to think of tricks to ensure that good sleep. One simple way to get you off to sleep quicker is to make sure you’re tired by the time your head hits the pillow.

Start the day by setting your alarm an hour or so earlier than you would on a normal day. Not only will this mean you’re sleepier come bedtime, it will also give you more time in the day to get everything ready for tomorrow. Try to tire yourself out over the day by going for a nice long walk or perhaps visiting the gym (although check opening times before you make the trip).

About an hour before bed you should try to wind down and relax – a nice big glass of red wine might help but remember that too much alcohol will keep you awake, not to mention hungover for the next day. Preferably go for a nice hot festive chocolate or egg nog.

Match that with a relaxing hot bath, a nice festive book and you’ll be off to sleep in no time. Just imagine how well-rested you’ll feel when you get woken up at 5am to open presents!

This is all well and good if you’ve got a nice comfortable bed. But, believe me, not everyone has. An uncomfortable mattress will certainly hinder your ability to get sleep on a normal night, let alone Christmas Eve when your mind is buzzing. But what can you do about it? Get yourself a new bed in our Winter Sale which starts online on Boxing Day. Our showroom at Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 0AD opens at 10.00am on Wednesday 27th December.

Bed Sale Starts Boxing Day

We have some great savings on all the leading brands including Dunlopillo, Hypnos, Jay-Be, Myers, Relyon, Sealy, Serene, Slumberland and Silentnight. A visit to our showroom will certainly be worth your while. We have an expert team waiting to help you through this most important purchase.

Divan beds, bed frames, guest beds, trundle beds, folding beds, we’ve got the bed for you. There’s also a great choice of mattresses and headboards. Don’t forget the headboard. This finishing touch can create a stunning focal point in a bedroom. If you don’t fancy an upholstered headboard that matches the divan base, you might like a wooden or metal one. We’ve got a huge selection of strutted and floor standing headboards available is a wide variety of fabrics and colours.

Great Savings are available from Boxing Day. If you can’t make it to our showroom, do give us a ring on 01273 857388 and we’ll be happy to help you.

In the meantime, the team at Big Brand Beds wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas.

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