A pen and paper: If you find yourself making mental lists after lights out, keep a pen and paper handy to jot them down so they won't be swimming in your head when you’re trying to get to sleep.
A woollen duvet: Wool is lightweight, insulating and wicks moisture away from the body – it's the ultimate multi-tasker. Find your favourite woollen duvet at Beds R Us.
A stack of books: Screen time before bed can make it harder to fall asleep. Wind down with a good book instead.
An old-fashioned alarm clock: Try not to have a glowing alarm clock visible as it will engage your brain and may make it harder to drift off.
Fragrance: Create a room that indulges the senses with a diffuser, a scented candle or essential oils. Look for aromas with sedative qualities, such as lavender, for the ultimate sleep-inducing space.
Enticing décor: Evoke a feeling of freshness with foliage in the form of a low-maintenance pot plant or pretty bedside bloom.
Comfortable nightwear: Yes, it is possible to find sleepwear that invites both comfort and intimacy. Look for soft, natural fibres (silk acts as an insulator in winter, yet is breathable in summer) and avoid any garments that have prominent seams or irritating fastenings.