Winter instinctively kindles in us a desire to cocoon, hibernate and wrap up warm. I have always felt that sleeping well is much easier in the darker, colder months of the year. Summer is another story and brings the dual challenges of early morning light and the discomfort of sleeping in a hot room. As a country with very little air conditioning it is so hard to create a bedroom temperature that suits both you and your partner. With these challenges in mind, I have compiled a list of my five favourite relaxation and sleep secrets to help you navigate these sultry summer nights.



Men and women seem to be born with different thermostats, Euroquilt's bespoke partner duvet concept is simply genius - one half of the duvet is filled with a certain amount of filling to give a specific tog rating and the other half is made in exactly the same way. You choose the togs. An ingenious and innovative idea that allows both partners to enjoy a different tog rating on their side of the bed. No more tugging, throwing or complaining.
His N Her Duvets Nui Ami From £60  


If like us you have wooden blinds in your bedroom, the lighter summer mornings wake us earlier than we would like. Developing a silk sleep mask habit is a real sleep saver. Our Kyoto silk eye-masks are created from pure 19 momme silk and are designed to protect and nourish your eyes throughout the night with a back strap that is comfortable and generous. Silk sleep masks are one of those things that once you start wearing them they quickly become indispensable. Kyoto Silk Eye-Mask £36 


I believe that aromatherapy helps my sleep by creating a bedroom environment that is more conducive to falling asleep and staying asleep. I love Neom's Wellbeing Pod and its Bedroom Hero scent which is a relaxing blend of 11 essential oils, including chamomile, ylang ylang and cedarwood which is something a little more interesting than lavender.

Nui Ami Neom Bedroom Pod Neom Wellbeing Pod From £90


Our bestselling nightdress is the London Cup-Size Chemise and of all our sleepwear this is the one I rely on most nights. Not only do I like to be softly supported during the night and well into the morning, but also this chemise is created from the best sleepwear fabric I have found. It honestly seems to have an artificial intelligence within its fibres. Woven in Austria in a blend of silk and fine modal this fabric keeps me warm in winter and cool in summer. Its secret is its amazing natural wicking properties that seems to adapt to my body temperature. I cannot live with out it this nightdress.

 Nui Ami London Chemise Midnight Black The Nui Ami London Chemise £115 


If stress or anxiety keeps you awake at night, you may want to consider downloading the popular Calm app. Calm offers a wide selection of stories and meditations meant to help you fall asleep faster. You can fall asleep to the voices of some of your favorite celebrities like Matthew McConaughey, Mandy Moore and Harry Styles. Over one million Apple users have given the app a 4.8-star average and it is ranked the No. 3 app for Health & Fitness.

Nui Ami Calm Free 7 Day Trial


By Sanjit Vallance Founder Nui Ami 

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