the latest innovations and gadgets to help you get a good night’s rest
* the ultimate mattress. Design is moving on in leaps and bounds when it comes to the springy stuff, so you don’t have to spend a king’s ransom to sleep like royalty. British brand hügge’s designs start at £395 at harrods and combine two types of memory foam with a more traditional zoned foam base layer for comfort, support and breathability.
* space-age duvets. originally developed for nasa, outlast is an intelligent thermo-regulating fabric that absorbs heat to keep you cool, then releases it if the temperature drops. Rested has incorporated the material into its outlast All seasons duvet, from £165, ensuring that you will never again be too hot or too cold in bed. It’s great if your partner has different preferences too, as it adjusts to suit more than one person. * Dream pillows. Do you ever find yourself turning your pillow over halfway through the night to get to the cool side? try the igel Bliss temperature Regulation pillow, £64.99, from Bensons for Beds. It contains gel crystals to help tossing and turning associated with temperature imbalance. If you need added neck and shoulder support, the Soft Touch pillow by Magniflex,
£60, at QVC, is made from a high-tech memory foam studded with tiny holes for comfort and good air flow.
* sleep app. created by the team behind successful mindfulness app Buddhify, sleepfulness is free and includes 10 tracks designed to help you relax and drift off, such as tips
on how to breathe well to support sleep and using naming techniques to banish negative thinking. you can also buy add-on tracks for help with specific problems such as stress
and pain. the app is awash with restful pastel colours too, further helping you ease into the land of nod. * electronic innovation. the Alpha-stim M, £662.50, from tower health is a little device with big benefits. This digital tool claims to reduce insomnia and anxiety by as much as 94 per cent in five weeks, with the Us army and numerous medics extolling its virtues. It comes with
electrodes that connect to your earlobes for between 20 and 60 minutes, delivering a microcurrent that stimulates relaxing brain waves.
the gadget also reduces pain from conditions that can inhibit sleep, such as arthritis.