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10 November 2015

Christmas Gift Giveaway #10 - WIN a Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30


Waking up and clambering out of bed can be a bit of a struggle when it's cold and dark outside but Lumie helps to make the transition from sleep more pleasant for all.

It simulates dawn with increasing natural light and it helps to boost mood and energy levels for your day.




  • 30-minute sunrise wakes you naturally
  • 30-minute fading sunset helps you to wind down for bed
  • Dimmable lighting for use as a bedside light
  • Sun ray effect
  • Snooze feature
  • Back-ups: optional alarm beep, power failure back-up







For your chance to win a Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 12th December 2015. 

Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available also.


Good luck!








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  1. Before bed I usually have a glass of wine whilst watching the tv to unwind.

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  2. a hot bath, pjs on watching a bit of tv with a snack or two before bed :)

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  3. Layla Thomas10/11/2015, 12:25

    I have a cup of tea, read for a bit, check the kids and off to sleep.

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  4. i normally lay in bed for several hours struggling to nod off

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  5. A book if its not been too a busy day!

    AShleigh

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  6. Reading a book before bed.

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  7. My usual routine is to go around the whole house making sure everything is switched off/unplugged/shut/locked etc for peace of mind!

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  8. I switch off my computer and have a chamomile tea an hour before bed then I spray lavender mist on my pillow and go to bed with a hot water bottle.In the Summer I forget the hot water bottle!

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  9. A hot chocolate and a little read before bed :)

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  10. My bedtime routine is pretty bad, I struggle with sleeping so would love to win something like this to help me reset my bodyclock!

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  11. A nice hot bath then chill in front of tv and relax

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  12. I find it hard to switch off at the end of the day so I do the reverse psychology trick of TRYING to think about everything that I need to do or plan something nice like a holiday/Christmas and I find after a few mins I've dropped off! If I actively try to clear my mind the opposite happens and I lie awake for ages

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  13. I take a hot drink to bed and read a book to wind down and make my eyes heavy x

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  14. I tend to listen to some music before drifting off x

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  15. I always have shower before I go to bed. Then I will have a drink and read a book.

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  16. Feed the baby and crash out when she does!

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  17. Watch telly. @jaizduck

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  18. A bath, clean pjs, story and bed

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  19. Bath, then quick half hour of tv then sleep!

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  20. Listen to David Cameron - gets me to sleep in minutes - but I tend to get nightmares

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  21. I have a camomile tea half an hour before going to bed, and take a hot water bottle to bed with me

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  22. I read my Kindle until I fall asleep, I usually wake in the middle of the night to find that it is stuck to my face :-)

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  23. I used to be really good at getting to sleep but lately I've been struggling I've tried all sorts from lavender to a warm bath but no joy :/

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  24. I like to use the 'Sleep With Me Podcast' its brilliant at helping me drift off! :-)

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  25. I wish I had more of a relaxing bedtime routine but it mainly consists of me dragging myself to bed at 2am, brushing my teeth, face, hands and jumping into bed!

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  26. Watch some TV, then a hot bath if it's chilly and catching up on a good book ...

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  27. I try and wind down and do some breathing or meditation exercises.

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  28. I watch some episodes of my fave tv shows

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  29. I keep the lights dim for about 30 mins before I plan on sleeping.
    @gavrc

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  30. I read my book before I go to sleep, it's very relaxing

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  31. It's a bit bizarre but I listen to the shipping forecast on radio 4! The monotonous voice sends me to sleep in just a couple of minutes.

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  32. A cup of bone broth and some tv.x

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  33. Catch up on the soaps just before bed (nothing like TV drama to help you forget about your own troubles!) then to bed about 9.45 where I will attempt to read for a few minutes - but it always ends with me falling asleep almost straight away!

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  34. My usual bedtime routine is warm (not too hot) bath, pamper my feet (lots of moisturiser and a pair of socks), 10 mins reading my book then lights off

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  35. Fall asleep on the sofa then stagger upstairs before dawn..!

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  36. Charmian Filewood10/11/2015, 16:13

    Sadly I dont really have a routine as such, as it depends on what I've been doing of a day and what I still need to do

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  37. I take my make up off , clean my teeth , check on the kids giving them a kiss each and then snuggle down with my OH ...usually warming my feet on him x

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  38. Charlotte Davids10/11/2015, 16:26

    Have a hot chocolate whilst watching a comedy on television

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  39. Get all washed and ready for bed, then if it isn't too late read a book

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  40. A radox bath and dvd in bed! :)

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  41. brush my teeth check in son and give him kiss move the dogs out the way so i can get in bed and snuggle up with hubby x

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  42. I tend to read for 20-30 mins as it helps me relax.

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  43. A hot bath and a few minutes reading

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  44. turn off electronic devices an hour before bed and read

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  45. a bath, and I watch tv with hot chocolate

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  46. A nice read before bed

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  47. I normally read something nice and light on my Kindle so that my eyes get sleepy enough to fall asleep!

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  48. I like to watch some TV with a Cup of Tea before bed.

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  49. I brush my teeth, into my PJ'S and listen to the radio whilst reading a book or catching up with twitter or Facebook. Then I use some lovely essential oils to help me relax and fall asleep x

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  50. I watch TV in bed a while!

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  51. I normally watch tv in bed for at least 30mins before sleeping. It winds me down and I like to see the bbc weather forecast.

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  52. Read my daughter a story until she falls asleep and then read myself a book to get me to fall asleep.

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  53. I'm very bad I'm usually on my laptop or watching tv until I feel sleepy then I fall asleep but would love to win this prize for my husband who suffers from SAD

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  54. shower, tv, bed or work then bed. x

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  55. I usally have some hot chocolate before bed time and then I read in bed for a little while.

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  56. A long soak, followed by a good book usually does it for me :-)

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  57. Always read a book in bed need to wind down after a busy day x

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  58. I catch up with chat and comments in a parenting facebook group I;m in to help me wind down.

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  59. Rebecca miller10/11/2015, 18:26

    Put the kids to bed, veg on the couch, brush my teeth and wash my face then go to bed! #Outlikealight ��

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  60. I have a nice cup of bedtime tea while I relax on the sofa and watch some telly. Once in bed I read a couple of pages.

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  61. I read my book for 20 minutes or so.

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  62. A warm bath and a couple of chapters of the latest book

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  63. Browse Pinterest till my eyes won't stay open anymore

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  64. I always have to lay on my right side as I get ready to fall asleep then turn over and sleep on my left.

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  65. I watch too much TV and try to wean myself off it before bed and find when I have a bath and read before bed I sleep so much better :)

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  66. i like to read before i go to sleep

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  67. toddler to bed, bit of tv, glass of milk then bed!

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  68. ruen off the telly & clean my teeth then bed

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  69. A long hot soak in the bath,then bed.

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  70. a cup of coffee and a bit of tv to watch in bed

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  71. No set routine. I'm usually sound asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.

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  72. I don't really have a routine, probably why I hardly sleep x

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  73. I read in bed until I'm tired but I still don't go to sleep for hours.

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  74. Shower, watch TV, contact lenses out and sleep

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  75. I try to meditate for at least 20 minutes.

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  76. I read a good thriller!

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  77. Nice and simple: Shower, teeth, bed.

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  78. settle my baby son all evening as he does not sleep very well *sigh*

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  79. Lynsey Buchanan10/11/2015, 19:56

    I read my daughter a bed time story

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  80. read a book and a cup of tea!

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  81. a milky cup of tea and a good book

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  82. Jessica Watson10/11/2015, 20:11

    I get to sleep immediately if my hubby strokes my hair :) He's the cutest!

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  83. have a shower then watch tv

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  84. I watch some calming TV for a while and then listen to Classic FM when I lie down.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  85. Bath, hot water bottle and a hot drink in bed :)

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  86. Brush teeth, make up off and then snuggle up for sleep :)

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  87. I usually read for a little while.

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  88. I try to relax and wind down before i go to bed

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  89. I have a bath then get in bed and read a book for a bit. I try and stay away from blue light such as my phone as it gives me an awful time trying to get to sleep, which has a knock on effect in the morning when I wake up feeling like I've been hit by a truck.

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  90. I struggle to sleep but I find reading helps, or sometimes just listening to music or TV shows on my phone.

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  91. watch TV, put the dishwasher on, then take my cat upstairs to bed with me

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  92. Spend a couple of hours relaxing after putting the children to bed.

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  93. Lie down on the sofa watching tv to chill out for a bit

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  94. I watch some TV then go to bed and read a bit to relax my mind.

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  95. Get little man down, clean up after the day, watch tv or play on computer then wash face, brush teeth, and get into bed & listen to an audio book for a few mins before I'm asleep!

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  96. switch off the light and close my eyes - I could really do with a routine!

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  97. Fighting with the toddler to go to bed

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  98. I try to unwind as much as I can, maybe have a hot bath or watch some TV or go online for a bit. I go through phases of being an insomniac to falling asleep on the sofa at 9!

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  99. I am really bad and on my phone

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  100. Catch up on Twitter. Really need to stop doing that!

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  101. Cup of coco and read a book

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  102. I do my bathroom thing and lie down. Then I get up after an hour, go to the bathroom, and lie back down. Annnnd then I get up after 2 more hours, eat something, go to the bathroom, and go back to bed.

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  103. A shower the I do some crochet.

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  104. a bit of TV down time, and then I will try to read some of my book but usually fall asleep too quickly!

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  105. Check my emails watch a bit of telly check in my daughter and then snuggle into the hubby and drift off to sleep.

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  106. A brew, wash then bed to read my book till I feel sleepy.

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  107. A mug of Hot Chocolate always helps to relax me before i go to bed

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  108. I really try to sit quietly for ten mins - no TV, laptop etc then cleanse my face, brush my teeth, pop off to bed and try and think of something really unimportant to get me off to sleep.

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  109. Hot chocolate and a good book to read

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  110. Hot chocolate and the radio on

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  111. Ovaltine, sleep spray on the pillows and then read until hopefully I can drop off.

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  112. drink water..brush teeth

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  113. Lock up, turn out the lights and try and not stand on any stray lego on the way upstairs.

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  114. I watch a favourite series

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  115. I like to watch a couple of episodes of my fav TV shows. Right now I'm re-watching The Office :)

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  116. TV with a cup of tea then brush my teeth & set my alarm!

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  117. A hot drink and a good book ;-)

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  118. I have a cup of Horlicks and read for a while.

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  119. I'm quite bad, abit of time on facebook before my eyes start to shut x

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  120. Now that would be telling ;)

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  121. Bath and a hot chocolate

    Kay Panayi

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  122. I try and take four deep breaths in and release slowly to a count of 8, do this five times it's supposed to relax you & sometimes it actually works.

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  123. a bit of food and then I usually just fall asleep

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  124. tv with a glass of wine brush teeth then bed

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  125. Am I allowed to tell you I have to go to the loo three times, just to try to avoid getting up in the night?

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  126. I check on the kids, brush my teeth, get into bed and I'm usually out like a light.

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  127. I snuggle in bed and thaw out with my lovely warm electric blanket, I spend a few minutes appreciating my lovely comfy bed and how nice the duvet is. Then when I'm all sleepy and calm I get up to use the loo yet again!

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  128. Go upstairs, take the eldest to the toilet, tuck the littlest back in bed (he always wriggles out), teeth brushing, clamber into bed, take my pill! Lol and snuggle down before switching the light off

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  129. Read my kindle until I pass out!

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  130. cup of tea, kiss the wife, nod off

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  131. I tuck my wee one into bed, take a bath, read a few chapters of a book in bed

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  132. try and get our baby off to sleep first

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  133. Maria Rogers11/11/2015, 12:22

    anti-wrinkle cream and read my kindle in bed!

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  134. I usually watch the news before going to bed

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  135. Have a browse through instagram, sometimes watch a bit of tv and enter some competitions

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  136. I usually read a book until I drop off

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  137. Milky drink & a good book.

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  138. horlicks, book then sleeeeeeppp

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  139. Just try to stick to the same time so my body gets used to it then straight to sleep!

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  140. I don't really have one, just shut everything off and go to bed. I lie there for an hour or two trying to get to sleep so maybe I should try out a bedtime routine.

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  141. I normally go to bed with a hot cup of milk and read a book. or sometimes I just watch a film in bed with my husband

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  142. I like to watch a bit of telly then read for a while.

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  143. Wash face, brush teeth, watch telly in bed.

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  144. dinner - bit of telly - shower - bed :)

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  145. Fiona Salmon11/11/2015, 18:07

    Brush teeth, get in pajamas, listen to music and fall asleep!

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  146. I normally do everything you shouldn't - TV, iPad, iPhone and then I wonder why I can't sleep!

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  147. Meditation music to send me to sleep if it can I suffer with fibromyalgia so normally go up to bed early as it is more comfortable then settee and I chill in bed in my onesie

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  148. I don't have one although I could probably do with one!

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  149. Cinnamon & honey tea, cleanse & moisturise & jump into bed

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  150. Unplug laptop, turn off telly, have a quick drink, pee, brush teeth and then go curl up in bed and stare at my phone for an hour

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  151. dinner story and bed for the children, and I just drop

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  152. Watch some TV, then let the dog out, brush teeth and read in bed for 20 minutes or so

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  153. Play on my ipad and read the news then try to sleep.

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  154. I usually watch the box, do my teeth, read and fall straight asleep - but I so struggle to get up every day!.

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  155. Claire Elizabeth Noke11/11/2015, 22:18

    I just collapse into my bed most nights ...... but I sleep better if i have a nice warm bath before bed

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  156. I get ready for bed a few hours beforehand as I relax watching the TV and then go up when I'm sleepy, or I won't want to take my make up off etc - I usually fall asleep straightaway, it's getting up I have a problem with!

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  157. A hot milky drink and a quick read.

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  158. knitting x x x

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  159. Listen to a funny podcast and slowly drift off.

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  160. Read a book until you start to drift off

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  161. I read until my eyes get tired

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  162. i dont really have one, but i should as i dont sleep well at all. i can fall asleep watching tv, easy peasy. as soon as i'm in bed i'm wide awake

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  163. Undress, wash, go to bed.

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  164. Georgia McAllister12/11/2015, 10:13

    Crawl upstairs, being careful not to wake my little angels. Collapse exhausted into bed.

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  165. Watch some TV, sometimes I have a glass of wine and read a book

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  166. I usually go up quite late so its a quick change into my pjs, take my make up off (I didnt use to bother ) and put on my lotions and potions.

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  167. I watch the news on tv last thing before retiring to bed.

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  168. I come home after 12 h nightshift, take shower, check the scores and fall asleep within 10 min

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  169. Once the sprogs are asleep it's tv on the sofa with hubs then bed :)

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  170. Usually watch a sit com, milky (decaf) coffee, read my kindle, put kindle down, set alarm on phone, knock kindle off bedside table putting phone down, get out of bed to pick kindle up, get back in bed and sit on glasses, accidentally turn bedside lamp on (it's one of those you just touch it and it has 3 brightnesses, then turns off - so have to knock it onto next 2 brightneses) .... then I'll either hear a noise outside so have to go and look to investigate, or the outside light will come on ... so I'll have to go and see why (usually a cat) ..... you get the picture!

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  171. helen tovell12/11/2015, 20:16

    glass of wine and an episode of the latest series I'm watching then teeth, face wash and bed

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  172. A warm shower, a hot drink then I read in bed for 30 minutes (proper book not e-reader) before dropping off.

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  173. Reading, or looking at social media (yes I'm guilty! haha). Sometimes I get everything ready and prepared for me to make breakfast the next morning so it saves time.

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  174. I usually stay up too late and end up dragging myself to bed in the early hours.

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  175. I tend to go to bed very late (past midnight) & then I read a chapter or two to help my mind wind down ready for sleep.

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  176. A hot bath followed by a hot drink and a good read snuggled up in bed, but even then i don't usually get to sleep until after 3 :(

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  177. I end up laying in bed for ages before I actually nod off but before that I love to have a snuggly bath followed by Hot Cocoa.

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  178. I go to bed once I am really tired - otherwise I just toss and turn with worries x

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  179. No special bedtime routine

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  180. Dawn Thompson14/11/2015, 11:02

    Read my book in bed!

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  181. Brush my teeth, clean my face, moisturise - Check Facbook lol! Then hopefully get some sleep!

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