Win A Lumie Bodyclock Iris

I have a fantastic competition in collaboration with Lumie for one of my readers to win a Lumie Bodyclock Iris 500 so you can try out the benefits of this innovation in sleeping and waking with the gradual sunrise/sunset glow of the clock rather than the horrible beep beep beep we are all so used to! Not only does the Lumie Bodyclock Iris 500 gently wake you up with the slow gradual sunset, you can also use it at night to give a gradual sunset and you have the option of adding some relaxing/reviving aromatherapy oils into the aromatherapy chambers to enhance the experience. If this sounds like something you would like to try, all you need to do is enter using the Gleam App below. 

Win a Lumie Bodyclock Iris 500 with My Family Ties Blog

If you struggle with early morning rising and the feeling of being refreshed in the morning (or lack of!) the Lumie range of Bodyclock’s could be the solution you have been looking for. Developed to aid sleeping patterns and help get your body back to a normal routine of sleep the Lumie Bodyclock once programmed will emit a gentle light over the last half an hour of sleep to gently wake you as the sunrise would. You can also use it to help drift of to sleep in the evening, when the light will gradually decrease until it is switched off. 

As you unwind in the evening the effect of the artificial sunset will help your body produce melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone which helps to control your sleep and waking cycles. Using the Lumie Bodyclock you can help re-set your body to respond to the sunrise and sunset of the light and get your wake/sleep cycle back on track. Not only can you program the Bodyclock to wake you up with the ‘sunrise’ light you can also opt to have the alarm sound as well, and it also features a snooze button if you prefer to have an addition 10 minutes in bed! Although once you have used the Lumie Bodyclock I’m sure you won’t need to hit snooze any longer! 

The light is bright enough that you can use it at night as a nightlight as well as programming it to be set as a ‘sunset’ light. The aromatherapy chambers can be filled with a refreshing oil to help you in the morning while you are waking up and during the evening a realxing oil to help you to fall to sleep. There are two chambers within the Bodyclock allowing you to use different oils depending if you are waking or going to sleep.

If this sounds like the solution for you to get your sleep rhythms in sync again then why not enter this competition kindly supplied by Lumie to win one for yourself and see the difference. Take a look at the video below to get an idea of what the clock looks like in use and to see if it could be the clock for you. Good Luck! 

Win A Lumie Bodyclock Iris 500 with My Family Ties Blog

Win A Lumie Bodyclock Iris 500 with My Family Ties Blog

Win A Lumie Bodyclock Iris 500 with My Family Ties Blog

The winner will be drawn on  29/02/2016 at 11.59 PM.

UK entrants only.
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  1. January 25, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    I always have some hot milk before sleep.

  2. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    January 25, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    I cant remember the last time I slept through! I have three children… two of which very rarely sleep through at night. I also suffer with back pain … Id love to try this and see if it can help xx

  3. Babs H
    January 25, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    I love the idea of this! Great prize.

  4. January 25, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    I'm a terribly erratic sleeper. The only tip I've got is to not worry about it, that only makes it worse.

  5. January 25, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Never had a problem sleeping really. If I do I'll read for a while, that usually resolves the matter.

  6. January 25, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    I suffer from terrible insomnia – I have all my life and have yet to find acure! I will be interested to read some tips from your followers.

  7. January 25, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    I do have some sleeping problems. I have acid reflux and I worry a lot so I often wake a lot in the night. I try and keep my bedroom a calm and happy place, like my own nest decorated how I like it with a super comfy bed. It just means that if I'm awake a lot in the night at least I'm in a comfortable environment.

    • January 29, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      I drink hot milk with a teaspoon of honey in it before I go to my bed or a cup of cocoa

  8. January 25, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    Best tip is to stop checking your phone as its distracting when trying to sleep. Place phone at the other end of room and turn app notifications off

  9. January 25, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Making sure you feel comfortable in bed is important to aid sleep.

  10. Anonymous
    January 25, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    I suffer from fatigue, as I have chronic pain. I do try and have a snack at about 10 pm, dimmed lights, quiet enviroment etc prior to attempting to settle to sleep.

    Rachel Craig

  11. January 25, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    I suffer from insomnia so would love to try this.

  12. January 25, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I had terrible problems with sleep & not getting into REM restorative sleep, due to chronic pain

  13. January 25, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    What a fantastic idea x

  14. January 25, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    There is a breathing technique that works. You breathe in and count to 4 as you do it, hold for 7 then exhale for 8. It genuinely works

  15. Julie Tift
    January 25, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    I wake up between 2.30am and 3.30am each and every day and it wears me out. I wish I could sleep longer.

  16. January 25, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Ihave trouble getting to sleep and trouble waking up too. This might be the answer !

  17. January 25, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    work! i'm a night owl and definitely not a morning person, but a ten hour shift usually sorts out my sleeping pattern! that and unplugging everything so i can't get on twitter

  18. January 25, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    a good hot chocolate before bed 🙂

  19. January 25, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    A nice warm shower.

  20. January 25, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Hot bath, hot milk and read before bed always works well.

  21. January 25, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    Warm Milk and relaxing music are supposed to help. I am a terrible sleeper and I always wake up hours before the rest of my family

  22. January 25, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    On the occasion that I can't sleep I usually put some meditation music on. I'm out like a light in no time!

  23. January 25, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Warm bath and spend time reading until you start to feel drowsy.

  24. January 25, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    A few drops of Lavender oil on my pillow seem to help me get to sleep quicker x

  25. January 25, 2016 / 7:17 pm


  26. Georgia M
    January 25, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    I don't go to bed until I'm ready to drop otherwise I lay awake thinking too much.

  27. January 25, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    I always find reading in bed helps, as does a hot water bottle!

  28. January 25, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    a nice warm bath before bed

  29. January 25, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Only go to bed when you're tired, read, sleep with extra pillows, keep the room at a slightly lower temperature 🙂

  30. January 25, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    I always do a bit of colouring before bed to help relax my mind.

  31. January 25, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I have a mug if bedtime or camomile tea an hour before bed and always read a few pages. That usually helps to get of to a good nights sleep. Fortunately it's only very rare that I can't get to sleep and thats usually if I had a coffee in the late afternoon

  32. January 25, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    My top tip is to switch off all gadgets at least an hour before bed. It helps me to unwind not checking messages and e-mails. I sleep pretty well probably because I stick to a routine and my body responds to that.

  33. January 25, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    had some sleep issues but in the habit of reading for at least 45 mins every evening before bed and this helps

  34. January 25, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    half an hour in bed before going to sleep no iPhone, relaxing reading a book.

    Angela – Garden Tea Cakes and Me

  35. January 25, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I work shift work, so really struggle to get myself into sleep patterns, so there are days where Im awake until 2am, and have to be up again at 6am. Ive become used to not getting any sleep anymore 🙁

  36. January 25, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I've always had problems sleeping ever since I was a child due to depression and anxiety, my brain decides it's time to panic over unlikely scenarios and situations when there's no distractions for it. I sleep better during the day when there are lots of noises going on, but it's not really conducive with the working day, so I sleep with the TV on, and I'm more likely to fall asleep if it's a programme I actually want to watch!

  37. January 25, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    lavender pillow spray helps me get to sleep. x

  38. January 25, 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Every now and again I find I have a night when I cant sleep but luckily Kalms Night tablets solve the problem

  39. January 25, 2016 / 11:28 pm

    I don't eat anything 1h before bed. Reading in bed also relaxes me.

  40. January 26, 2016 / 1:02 am

    take the technology out of your bedroom, laptops, tvs, phones and tablets don't need to be in your bedroom

  41. January 26, 2016 / 6:01 am

    With a new born baby we rarely sleep through the night, difficult with a full time job also. My only tip is get to be early as you can

  42. January 26, 2016 / 8:37 am

    I always drink a cup of lemon grass tea when I can't sleep.

  43. Pauli57
    January 26, 2016 / 8:42 am

    Wake up in the middle of every night. A nice sweet cup of tea always sends me back to sleep.

  44. January 26, 2016 / 9:36 am

    I've tried all sorts of things, but only usually have one good nights sleep a week – just used to it now!

  45. January 26, 2016 / 9:40 am

    A warm drink and a read before bed helps me sleep.

  46. January 26, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I have been a night owl my whole life. I hate getting up early in the morning.

  47. January 26, 2016 / 10:47 am

    I try and exercise before bed

  48. January 26, 2016 / 10:48 am

    I have twin boys, no time not to be tired lol x

  49. January 26, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Try and exercise before bed

  50. Layla Thomas
    January 26, 2016 / 11:50 am

    A nice hot bath and a book work for me.

  51. January 26, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    I suffer with epilepsy and have bad seizures at night I find lavender pillow mist helps me relax and cuddling my dog he's really good and helps me come out of fits, lovely prize this would be amazing as I find it hard to awake thanks for the chance xx

  52. January 26, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    I have trouble sleeping so sometimes I take a herbal sleep remedy to help me drop off.

  53. January 26, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    I have trouble dropping off to sleep I hope the sunset feature will hep.

  54. January 26, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Exercise in the evening helps me.

  55. January 26, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Hot chocolate and a good book sends me off to sleep ☺

  56. January 26, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Meditation before bed always helps me have a restful night 😀

  57. January 26, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Do some exercise during the day can help you get a goodnight sleep.

  58. Kim M
    January 26, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Cant seem to have a deep sleep – love reading the tips

  59. January 26, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    I always find not eating and drinking at least an hour before bedtime helps me sleep.

  60. January 26, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    I read my book until my eyes start swimming – never fails

  61. January 26, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    Sounds perfect to help me feel refreshed I have banned gadgets tv and have invested in an electric blanket reading for half an hour a night prior to a milky drink still find in it diffuse to sleep but I'm hoping my routine will improve my sleep quality in time

  62. January 26, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I don't usually have problems with sleep as long as the room is not too hot; cooler rooms seem to aid a better nights sleep.

  63. January 26, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Put some white noise on when you lie down – you can find videos of rain on tents, birds singing, or actual white noise on youtube. It's relaxing because it cuts out any incidental noise you might hear!

  64. January 27, 2016 / 12:18 am

    Not always a choice for me as I have young children but it's getting easier – more often than not it's my own mind whirring that keeps me awake. I try and 'deal' with each valid thought i.e. do a quick plan of when I can get things done or how I'm going to solve a problem and that usually allows me to drift off. If I'm just awake thinking about rubbish I try and plan a large pleasant event/project e.g. my 40th birthday or even how I'd decorate my dream house and I always fall asleep before I've 'finished' the plan 🙂

  65. January 27, 2016 / 12:20 am

    I suffer with insomnia due to spinal problems and related pain. I would recommend getting the best mattress you can afford, use blackout curtains and a lavender pillow spray can also help you relax.

  66. January 27, 2016 / 8:42 am

    I don't often suffer sleeplessness, but when I do it's the result of too little fresh air and exercise!

  67. January 27, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    I struggle with nerve damage in my neck and shoulders and I find a nice hot bath helps to relax the muscles and I always sleep with a window open,even in winter.I find fresh air also helps to give a good nights sleep,my problem is getting up,when it's dark my body thinks I should sleep !

  68. January 27, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    I suffer hugely with sleep – I either cant get to sleep , cant stay asleep or have nightmares ! However since christmas I have been doing well touch wood.

  69. sharon martin
    January 27, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    a warm bath, (comfy pillows & mattress help)fresh sheet and some soothing music

  70. Srmantha walker
    January 27, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    I generally don't sleep to bad but I'm constantly tired because of my b12 issues

  71. January 27, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I am a really good sleeper. I always read a few pages before I nod off xx

  72. January 27, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Some lavender on the pillow

  73. January 27, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I do suffer from sleep related problems, this may help.

  74. January 27, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    I try to practice yogi breathing. I have trouble sleeping whenever I am stressed or upset.

  75. January 27, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Take a warm bath and read a good book for a while until you feel sleepy … usually works for me!

  76. January 27, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    I usually have good nights sleep but just try to not drink caffeine late

  77. January 27, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Always have the window open. I'm lucky not to have sleep related issues

  78. Debbie
    January 27, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    my sleep patterns are varied and during the winter I tend to sleep a lot more than normal. I battle to get up and feel depressed

  79. January 27, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    I make sure I consume no caffeine from the afternoon onwards and drink camomile tea before bed

  80. Jane Fahey
    January 27, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    A warm drink, clean sheets and a good book

  81. January 27, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I don't really have a tip for sleeplessness because I tend to be the opposite and sleep a lot but struggle to wake up. I guess only going to bed when you're tired might help. Nothing worse than tossing and turning and getting annoyed at yourself for not being tired.

  82. January 27, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I really struggle getting to sleep

  83. January 27, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I struggle to sleep because my mind is constantly on the go and because I have two children who don't like to sleep unless they are on top of me. I do find some soothing music or a favourite to show playing quietly in my headphones helps to reduce my brain activity though.

  84. January 27, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    I take magnesium supplements, they are a great natural alternative to sleeping tablets

  85. January 27, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    A nice hot soak in the bath always helps.

  86. January 27, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Melatonin FTW. It's changed my life 🙂

  87. January 27, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    a warm bath and warm drink sends me off nicely x

  88. Anonymous
    January 27, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    I suffer with insomnia and sleep problems, so this would be amazing (Ruth W)

  89. Michelle Sykes
    January 27, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    A nice mug of hot chocolate about 30 mins before bed

  90. January 27, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Warm bath with Lavender and a nice warm drink 🙂

  91. January 27, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I would so love to try this bodyclock Iris. I am such a very poor sleeper and this would be just so amazing if it could help me. The reviews i have read seem very impressive. Can it really be be as great as the reviews say ?????

  92. January 27, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I have huge problems getting to sleep.

  93. January 27, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    I would advise to try and clear your head of any worries before bed because that can interupt your sleep i have this problem myself if im worried about something or have a big day ahead of me i can't sleep without telling myself its time to shut off! x

  94. January 27, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    I don't sleep terribly well but I've found that my habit of doing a bit of work or some chores right before bed doesn't help at all as it stimulates the brain and keeps me awake thinking.

  95. January 27, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    I suffer from problems sleeping. I find some Horlicks before I sleep helps me relax.

  96. January 27, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    This would be fantastic I either sleep too much and wake up feeling half dazed or don't sleep enough, my other half is taking alot of medication waiting for a transplant he finds it very difficult to drift of to sleep but then finds it difficult to wake up! Would love to see if this would help us both because that would be amazing! Thank you x

  97. January 27, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    I have a hot chocolate to relax me

  98. January 27, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    I don't usually have problems with sleep as long as the room is not too hot; cooler rooms seem to aid a better nights sleep.

  99. January 28, 2016 / 8:28 am

    My top tip is to engage in moderate to intense workouts every day. When I wasn't working out I had a lot of trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep even though I felt so sleepy and tired. For the past four weeks I have been waking up early to workout and by 9 PM I'm getting myself ready for bed because I'm that tired! My sleep quality has really improved as well.

  100. January 28, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Warm bath and clean sheets – if that fails shove a pillow over the snorer 😉

  101. January 28, 2016 / 11:41 am

    A dark room and no electronics for half an hour before bed

  102. January 28, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    i really suffer, would love some advice!

  103. January 28, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    I do tend to have trouble sleeping! I suffer with Restless Leg Syndrome which makes it really difficult to both fall asleep and stay asleep!

  104. Joanne Benham
    January 28, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Sometimes I sleep well, sometimes I feel I'm awake most of the night. I try not to worry about it as it makes it 10 times worse, get up have a warm drink and then try to settle off again.

  105. January 28, 2016 / 2:17 pm


  106. Scott Fallon
    January 28, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Turn off technology

  107. January 28, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    I suffer from sleeplessness, tend to find myself on the sofa as my partner snores

  108. January 28, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I dot Lavendar on my pillows to help me sleep

  109. January 28, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    these have been reccomneded to me with great reviews from a couple of friends who have used them x

  110. Laura Corrigan
    January 28, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    I find reading helps me sleep.

  111. January 28, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    I usually can't sleep very well. Still didn't find what could help..

  112. January 28, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    This would be amazing we have Velux blind so its blacked out, mornings were a shock

  113. Alex Manning
    January 28, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Don't drink too much before bed!

  114. January 29, 2016 / 4:28 am

    Have been reading the comments as I dont sleep much,Its now 4.26am.went to bed at 11,30 and was wide awake at 1,30
    I was also up at 1.30 yesterday too,my brain wont shut down
    hope I can find a remedy soon

  115. January 29, 2016 / 9:54 am

    I've started practcing deep relaxing and breathing techniques as part of hypnobithing, 3 weeks in and its solved my insomnia problems!

  116. January 29, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Reading a book and away from screens ! Make sure you are ready to lay down as soon as the eyes are rolling! Don't get up when you feel snoozy otherwise you will wake back up again!

  117. January 29, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Exercise, I love the gym it does help so much

  118. January 29, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    I have to have complete darkness to get to sleep so that means no digital alarm clocks or TV sets on standby…even the mobile is slid under the bed frame 😉

  119. January 29, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    my top aid to sleep would be camomile and honey tea before bed it relaxes the mind and body for a restful sleep the great thing is it really works

  120. January 29, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Im a poor sleeper – I have just bought a silk duvet it is so light yet warm so Im hoping that helps

  121. January 29, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    No caffeine after six and no computer screens after nine. Reading a little before bed helps me too.

  122. January 29, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I drink hot milk with a teaspoon of honey in it before I go to my bed or a cup of cocoa

  123. January 29, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    I listen to short meditation clips before bed and it really helps!

  124. January 29, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    don't take your phone or tablet to bed with you, they stimulate the brain.
    ive recently been having problems keeping asleep. i have been tossing and turning for 2/3 hours some nights.

  125. carolyn joyce
    January 29, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    I siffer with M.E symptoms so find getting up in the mornings difficult. Would love to try these lamps to see if they help

  126. Kim H
    January 29, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    If I can't sleep I get up make myself a cup of tea and either read or watch tv for a while. I find I then become sleepy after a while, whereas if I lie in bed trying to sleep I toss and turn for hours.

  127. January 29, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Make sure the room is dark enough by having blackout curtains

  128. January 30, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I think I must be lucky because I don't suffer too badly from anything sleep related but a nice bath of an evening usually relaxes me

  129. January 30, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    camomile tea

  130. Denielle Nicol
    January 30, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Yup I have really bad sleep problems and have done for years! 😔 I've no idea how to cure it! Wish I did Dxx

  131. Denielle Nicol
    January 30, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Yup I have really bad sleep problems and have for years. No idea how to fix then!

  132. January 31, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Read a book!


  133. January 31, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    No iPad or mobile phone in the last hour before bedtime.

  134. January 31, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    no coffee or tea at least an hour before bed x

  135. January 31, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    My best tip even if a little controversial maybe is a glass of red before bed! Only the one glass mind!

  136. January 31, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I suffer from lack of sleep but mine is to do with pain. But it would be interesting to see if this would help. 😴😴

  137. January 31, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I would say to make sure you have a break from screens before going to sleep, if you can avoid having a TV in your bedroom all the better (wish I could listen to my own advice lol!) x

  138. January 31, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    A hot drink and reading before bed makes me sleepy.

  139. January 31, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    I suffer badly with sleeping but I take pain killers & they often keep my head buzzing which I hate so I colour to dumb my mind until I drop off to sleep

  140. February 1, 2016 / 3:05 am

    Don't think about work – it tends to wake you up as it's not relaxing at all!

  141. Nikki J
    February 1, 2016 / 4:44 am

    Could certainly do with trying this! It's 4.40am and am WIDE awake!

  142. February 1, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    I read eating a lettuce sandwich can help.Dont drink alcohol well not to much.

  143. February 1, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    a hot bath helps me sleep better 😀

  144. February 1, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    I try have a nice hot bath, lovely milky drink and chill for at least an hour before bed but i do wake up a lot still

  145. February 1, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    I have trouble getting out of bed in the dark mornings so this is perfect. Great prize 🙂

  146. Andrea Lloyd
    February 1, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    Reading and a hot milk before bed

  147. February 1, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Working shifts, including nights, my sleep pattern is all over the place, so this would be of great use.

  148. February 1, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    I keep thinking "Go to sleep" and of course then I don't!

  149. February 2, 2016 / 9:40 am

    A drop of lavender on the pillow

  150. February 2, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    A few dabs of lavender oil on your temples, very relaxing

  151. February 2, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I co sleep with my baby girl but she's 14 months and now needs to go in her bed as I just can't get a food nights sleep

  152. February 2, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    I do not suffer from sleep related problem but I suffer from waking up at 6 am. My tip is have a cup of mint tea before bed and have some lavender essential oil in your room.

  153. Solange
    February 3, 2016 / 4:20 am

    A hot bath and a warm drink before bed

  154. lynn r
    February 3, 2016 / 9:02 am

    Don't have any problems getting to sleep but do have a problem trying to wake up so sure this clock would really help!

  155. February 3, 2016 / 9:54 am

    I suffer with insomnia, it's drives my husband mad. I have yet to find a cure

  156. February 3, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    I really struggle to get to sleep. My partners snoring helps me fall asleep I seem to like noise to fall asleep too, if its too quiet I can't get to sleep

  157. February 3, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    I think different things soothe different people off the sleep, some prefer silence, or a light on etc. Personally I either read a book or watch TV.

  158. February 3, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    remove technology and televisions from the bedroom

  159. February 3, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Nice cocoa before bed

  160. February 3, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    I have insomnia, but I find aromatherapy associates deep sleep oil in the bath about an hour before bed helps me 😀

  161. February 3, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    I dont sleep well so not sure

  162. February 3, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    I use the 4-7-8 breathing technique!

  163. February 3, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    no food or drink after 8

  164. Roslyn@Chyandour
    February 4, 2016 / 9:11 am

    I listen to Podcasts or an Audiobook. I usually set the timer on my ipad for one hour so that I can find my place fairly easily next day. I sometimes start with a Podcast "The Archers" or "Woman's Hour". This stops my mind fretting about things I need or want to sort out or worrying about things beyond my control.

  165. February 4, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    I suffer from insomnia and restless legs. I do find reading does help a little bit but not on my phone. It has to be a book!

  166. February 4, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    No food or drink after 9pm, if you use your laptop or mobile a lot in the afternoon try installing programs like f.lux which dim/warms the light on your computer according to what time it is. I'm suffering from insomnia at the moment but those two tips have helped me a lot.

  167. February 4, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    I have trouble staying awake, rarely have any trouble sleeping. Think I've stolen everybody else's share. I didn't mean to, usual boring excuse, pesky MS.

  168. Lynsey Buchanan
    February 5, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    If I have trouble sleeping I read a book to unwind and calm my mind.

  169. February 5, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    I no longer sleep as well as I used to. I now wake up after 4 hours sleep. Wonder if this lumie bodyclock will help?

  170. February 5, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Read a chapter of a book to unwind and don't scroll through facebook!

  171. February 6, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    Read a book before sleeping!

    Vanessa Cox

  172. Margaret Abram
    February 6, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    I had a sleep study done and I woke up constantly with my body jerking. I now have medication that works. Ask to see a neurologist for a diagnosis.

  173. February 6, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    Room spray – swear by it! Also getting the hubby to do night feeds really really helps! 😛

  174. Darlene
    February 6, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    I do have problems getting to sleep quite often but recently I've stopped using my iPad and watching TV in bed and instead, I've started reading. Definitely has helped me get to sleep more quickly.

  175. February 6, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    I have lavender pillow spray which I use to help but I do have problems sleeeping. I do read my kindle under the covers (so it doesn't wake Hubby) if I am aawake for more than half an hour.

  176. Caroline Mcgovern
    February 6, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    I normally have a hot chocolate about an hour before bed and that always sems to send me off

  177. February 7, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Black out curtains are the way ahead. I'd love this prize, I'd fill it with amber essential oils and have my room smell like a Moroccan bordello!

  178. February 7, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    I have a lavender oil burner that I put on about 1/2 an hour before I go to bed

  179. February 7, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    No technology a couple of hours before bed instead read a good book

  180. February 8, 2016 / 7:08 am

    This would be wonderful to help me with having a good night sleep.

  181. Ruby Spiteri
    February 8, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    a hot bath before bed is great for me x

  182. February 8, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    I find that reading a book for a while usually helps

  183. Amanda Langley
    February 8, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Cut out caffeine in the late afternoon/evening, drink water only. Have a warm, milky drink (but not caffeine based) before you go to bed and switch off technology so that your brain can unwind. I personally believe that even listening to music can stimulate your brain so quite literally, lying in bed in the dark and taking some nice deep, breaths can help, as can physically relaxing each part of your body in turn.

  184. Amanda Langley
    February 8, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    Don't drink caffeinated drinks in the evening and try not to use technology for a while before you go to bed. Even music can stimulate the brain so I find the best thing is to switch everything off, go to bed and practice some relaxation techniques such as relaxing each part of the body in turn.

  185. February 9, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    If I have trouble, I go for the old wives tail of warm milk. It seems to work.

  186. February 9, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    My tip is to switch off all tech-items for an before settling down

  187. February 9, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    I find reading before i go to sleep helps

    • February 29, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      I try not to use my mobile in bed now as it used to keep me awake longer.

  188. February 9, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I have terribly problems getting to sleep and am sometimes still lying awake at 6am, so feel like a zombie most days. I find having a relaxing bath before bed can help and a warm milky drink but not with caffeine, and reading in bed can make your eyes tired so help you drift off to sleep x

    • Andrea A
      February 23, 2016 / 2:05 pm

      Avoiding technology for at least an hour before going to bed I find aids sleeplessness.

  189. February 9, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    I have ME and Fibromyalgia, both have serious sleep issues …I either cant sleep no matter how tired I am or I cant wake up … I get restless legs at night as well which makes it even harder to sleep … Husband has learnt reflexology to help me try and get my sleep pattern back and thus improve my conditions slightly …. its working so far !!

  190. February 9, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    I'm a terrible sleeper. I have fibromyalgia so even if I get a full night I still wake up tired xx

  191. Paula Walls
    February 10, 2016 / 9:14 am

    I know this wont work for many people but my Doctor put me on tablets for nerve damamge and luckily for me they help me to sleep better. I will be reading all the tips on here though for when I stop taking the tablets 🙂

  192. February 10, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Alcohol does it for me

  193. February 10, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Reading for a short while

  194. February 11, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    I have issues with sleep all this time. It might help.

  195. February 12, 2016 / 7:29 am

    I have a warm milk and have lavender candles burning before I go to bed x

  196. February 12, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Lavender scents are supposed to be really relaxing – have a bath with a lavender bath oil!

  197. February 12, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Nice warm drink, hot milk or hot chocolate and warm pj's

  198. February 12, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    I need the bedroom really cool, if I'm too hot I've got no chance of decent sleep.

  199. February 12, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    I find sleeping in complete darkness and silence helps me sleep. Also if you have a racing mind in bed when you need to sleep like i always do try not to force yourself to sleep as it just delays you falling asleep further. Let your thoughts be and keep your eyes closed 🙂 x

  200. February 13, 2016 / 9:27 am

    I spray lavender on my pillow

  201. February 13, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    Just a hot chocolate and hoping I drop off

  202. Egg tizz
    February 13, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Major sleep problems in my family.this will help I hope as we don't know what to do!!!

  203. February 13, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    I am a night owl and come alive in the evening. This often turns in to insomnia and a reluctance to get up in the morning. The Lumie Bodyclock would be great for teaching my body to wake up nice and early.

  204. February 14, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    I don't sleep, on tablets from the doctors, nothing helps. I'm so tired all the time its so depressing

  205. Katie h
    February 15, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Yoga before bed, I struggle sleeping a lot

  206. February 15, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    listen to podcasts to fall aslepp to

  207. February 15, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Turning off the TV and phone and reading a book

  208. February 16, 2016 / 8:55 am

    My top tip to aid sleeplessness is turning all the gadgets off and reading (a book, a magazine, anything) for at least 15 minutes before going to bed to let your body start feeling naturally sleepy. My bigger problem is waking up with an alarm which, even with a good night sleep, takes me a while to properly wake up and, quite often, I feel tired during day.

  209. February 16, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Reading helps me sleep, but alarms kill me in the morning….this looks amazing- give you that summer day feeling when it's much easier to get out of bed!

  210. February 16, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    This sounds amazing , would love to win this xx

  211. February 16, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Listening to Stephen Fry helps me get to sleep

  212. February 17, 2016 / 12:33 am

    I find warm milk helps me settle…with a teaspoon of honey.

  213. February 17, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Anxiety sometimes stops me from getting a good nights sleep. I turn of electrical items 30mins before bed which seems to help 🙂 x

  214. February 18, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Amazing! Entered!

  215. February 18, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Electronics off an hour before bed and settle down with a good book instead. Helps me drop off.

  216. February 18, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    Reading helps me, sometimes.

  217. February 19, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    I go through a specific deep breathing routine for about 3 minutes. It definitely helps but is no silver bullet – this could help

  218. February 19, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    You Tube mindfulness videos to help clear the mind and relax

  219. February 20, 2016 / 11:04 am

    I listen to classic FM that sends me to sleep – very relaxing. I also suffer from restless leg syndrome and it doesn't help that my 1 year old wakes up a lot a s well!

  220. February 20, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    I try to tire myself out during the day so that I get off to sleep quickly, however I still wake up during the night.

  221. Sally K
    February 20, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    I listen to the Archers podcast! 🙂

  222. February 20, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    I had issues for a while, but I have medication (for a separate issue) that knocks me out cold after an hour!

  223. February 20, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Don't have a problem sleeping but for someone snoring next to me, maybe I should eliminate the problem

  224. February 21, 2016 / 8:04 am

    I read before bed and it sends me off to sleep.

  225. February 22, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    I try to relax before bedtime with a good book seems to do the trick

  226. February 23, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    I find it difficult to fall asleep but when I eventually do I sleep right through

  227. February 23, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    keep the room as cool as possible and turn the heating off at least an hour before bed

  228. February 25, 2016 / 6:50 am

    No computers an hour before bed

  229. carolyn joyce
    February 25, 2016 / 9:30 am

    I listen to ASMR videos on youtube and they put me out like a light

  230. Susan B
    February 26, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    I am a lifelong insomniac and having developed tinnitus in recent years the problem is even worse. The only non-medical product I've found that helps a little is lavender spray on the pillow and some sort of exercise late afternoon or early evening also helps.

  231. February 26, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Luckily I don't, but my husband has terrible sleep patterns. Its awful for him.

  232. February 26, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    A decent mattress makes all the difference.

  233. February 26, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Read before you switch off the light

  234. February 27, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Have some lavender near your bed, the smell makes me drowsy!

  235. February 27, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    I fancy one of these, they sound like they are a much more gentler way to wake up.

  236. February 27, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    To have screen-free time up to an hour before you go to sleep.

  237. February 28, 2016 / 12:01 am

    I don't seem to have a problem dropping off – it helps when I know that I have done all I needed to get done that day, so I don't have to think about what's left to be done.

  238. February 28, 2016 / 12:28 am

    If I can't sleep I think of 26 girl's names starting with the letter A, 25 starting with B, 24 with letter C etc. It really works – I have never got further than F!

  239. February 28, 2016 / 1:37 am

    I suffer from bi-polar and often cannot sleep at night so instead of just laying there I get up and do something. It usually works

  240. February 28, 2016 / 10:14 am

    I find it really hard getting to sleep, the more tired I am, the hard it is. I use lavender oil and spray to help me get it sleep – it helps

  241. February 28, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Yes I really struggle to get to sleep, just started listening to natural sounds ( ocean, rain, etc) and it seems to be helping

  242. February 28, 2016 / 10:17 am

    I don't really suffer with sleep issues (that are non-child-related!) but I hate being woken up by an alarm – it sets me off badly for the whole day!

  243. February 28, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    I tend to wake up in te night and find it hard to get back to sleep

  244. Anonymous
    February 28, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Don't use electrical products at least an hour before bed. Have a bedtime routine like children do – e.g. bath, hot milky drink, relaxing before bed – e.g. reading and then go to bed and get up same time each day. A little lavender on the pillow helps too. Make sure you have warm feet or you won't sleep. (Twitter – @PeanutHog)

  245. Emma R
    February 28, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    I take a couple of sprays of magnesium to help me sleep

  246. February 28, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    A nice warm bath and a hot chocolate x

  247. February 28, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    I like to sleep with a fan on.

  248. February 28, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    I do suffer with sleep apnoea and find it difficult to get off to sleep but I try and read before bed time and not use any computers or games at least an hour before bed.

  249. February 28, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    I get really bad insomnia but luckily it has gone for the last few months and I sleep very heavily now.

  250. February 28, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    I am really hit and miss with my sleep. Sometimes I can't get to sleep in the first place, sometimes I keep waking up through the night. Other times, I could sleep the whole day!! I find trying to get things done early evening helps so I can chill out a bit before trying to sleep x

  251. February 28, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    I find reading helps massively! No caffiene after 4pm

  252. February 28, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    For me, it's sleeping in a completely dark room thanks to blackout curtains.

  253. February 28, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    Warm milk before bed is good

  254. February 28, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Earplugs. I'm a light sleeper so I don't know how I'd sleep without them.

  255. February 28, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    i sleep really well normally but being 37 weeks pregnant atm my best tip for a good sleep is use of pregnancy pillow

  256. ANNE B
    February 28, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    I try to wear myself out during the day, but when I go to bed, the same old worries resurface.

  257. February 28, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    i only struggle the day before work when i have to get up early – i read with a cup of tea

  258. February 28, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    I would suggest WINE but I feel this would be frowned upon and isn't actually a good way to quality sleep… ahem… so instead I recommend a warm bath with some nicely scented oil or bubbles, and then a book in bed… dim lighting, and NO TECHNOLOGY before or, even worse, in bed

  259. February 28, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I have to read every night before sleeping

  260. February 28, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    I do suffer from sleep problems. I find staying away from screens for an hour or so before sleep.

  261. February 28, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I always find it hard to sleep 🙁

  262. Helen Gilbert
    February 28, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    I try to go to sleep with a clear head and not let worries keep me awake all night.

  263. February 28, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    If you can't sleep, get up and go for a walk around the house

  264. February 29, 2016 / 7:51 am

    The thing that helps me sleep better personally is to have the bedroom window open all night. I can't sleep if I get warm and the room is stuffy. Going for a walk after my evening meal also helps

  265. February 29, 2016 / 7:54 am

    I suffer with sleepless nights and to cure it I do the old school way of counting sheep

  266. February 29, 2016 / 9:39 am

    I have trouble getting to sleep but have found meditation and relaxation techniques really do help me and also turning the TV off an hour before I go to sleep helps too.

  267. February 29, 2016 / 10:24 am

    My top tip is to make sure all gadgets are turned off, and if possible not use them for at least an hour before bed. I also think listening to some relaxing music can help, or a familiar audiobook

  268. February 29, 2016 / 10:26 am

    I have suffered with sleep problems for a long time, I find a relaxing bath and a good book help, but that's only if the children let me :).x

  269. February 29, 2016 / 10:52 am

    I'm a terrible sleeper it usually takes me a good few hours to drift off, I find reading helps and also a peaceful pillow mist spray helps me to relax.

  270. February 29, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I suffer with sleep problems and takes me ages to get to sleep Lavender can help

  271. February 29, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I wake up a lot during the night and can struggle to get back to sleep

  272. February 29, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I use a lavender and chamomile pillow mist and avoid computer, smartphone or tablet light for two hours before bed.

  273. February 29, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    I get terrible reflux now that I'm that bit older and have to prop myself up on a couple of firm pillows. I find that if I have trouble nodding off, circular breathing helps me focus and unwind.

  274. February 29, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Yes , I struggle on a nightly basis to get to sleep

  275. February 29, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    I don't have issues with sleep, but my dad does. I told him to clear his mind on an evening by writing down the smallest of things he has in his mind. Things like 'empty the garbage tomorrow' – 'call into the bank' and so on! If your mind is clear, you should drift off to sleep easier!

  276. February 29, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    I try not to use my mobile once I'm in bed as that keeps me awake.

  277. February 29, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    I really struggle sleeping. I have tried so many methods to help me sleep with no success! My body clock is totally messed up! The only thing that helps a little is a hot chocolate x

  278. February 29, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    I have problems from time to time getting to sleep, but since I started adding nuts and seeds to my diet every day, it is not as bad as it once was. Sleeping has something to to do with magnesium levels and nuts and seeds contain magnesium. It worked for me!

  279. February 29, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    I spray my pillow covers with lavender which helps me relax.

  280. February 29, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    I do, but I find that physical exercise and fresh air help x

  281. February 29, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Eye mask to block out the light

  282. February 29, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I go to bed when i'm tired

  283. February 29, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    If I'm struggling to sleep I'll have a bath or read a bit of a book…nothing too engrossing otherwise I'd be up all night reading it! 😛

  284. February 29, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I suffer terribly, often saying I haven't really slept since my daughter was born 7 years ago. The only thing I've found that helps even slightly is wearing a black eyemask to bed.

  285. February 29, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    I do! Due to my partners obsessive scratching due to various skin problems. It's a nightmare .

  286. February 29, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    I like to colour for 30 mins before bed it helps me switch off an relax a bit(I used to do puzzles but then I would be laying in bed thinking about answers!)

  287. February 29, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    I find a hot bath and a big mug of Horlicks always works for me but I'm the mother of an active 3 year old so sleep is never a problem for me. my problem is the other end of the scale, staying awake past 8pm or getting up in the morning 😄