I can't think of a single person in the world who wouldn't name sleep as one of their favourite pasttimes or a bed as one of their favourite places (and not like that!). I think it was Gloria Hunniford who said (in an advert promoting a mattress company) that you should invest in good quality shoes and beds, because if you're not using one then you're using the other. It's why we spent £500 last year on a really good quality mattress, because every parent out there knows that every second of sleep is a treasured moment and should be enjoyed as much as possible.
However, it's not just the thing that you sleep on but what you sleep under that can ensure a good night's sleep and so we were recently sent new bedding for all of us to try out. I know, I needed to spend more time sleeping for the purpose of a review. It's a hard life, hey?
First up were pillows from the Silk Indulgence range by Kings & Queens, The Specialist Bedding Company. Mr. TBaM and I were sent these, but seeing our heads on them would be slightly boring and so I asked The Boy to see how fluffy and comfortable they were.
I think it's safe to say that they passed the crash test he subjected them to, and having then had a pillow fight with him I can verify that they are very soft and fluffy indeed. With 5% of the filling being silk I'm not really surprised.
Next up was the Silk Indulgence duvet from Kings & Queens in king size and 4.5 tog thickness which is perfect for hiding under and making dens, as well as ensuring you head off to the land of nod with a smooth ride.
It shocks my mum that we still have both windows in our bedroom open every night (even if only a fraction) but I find that a cooler room gives a better night's sleep. We've just switched back from our 7.5 tog duvet to the 4.5 tog duvet featured above, and it is very comfortable indeed and really keeps its shape. The Silk Indulgence duvet is available in single through to super kingsize, and with a choice of 4.5, 10.5 or 13.5 tog. Certainly something for every sleeper!
The Silk Indulgence range uses Kings & Queens' Smartfil® advanced fibre technology which is "four times finer yet plumper than ordinary hollowfibre fillings and has been blended with silk here for added indulgence; allows 30% more air to circulate around the body, creating greater warmth efficiency and a fresher sleeping environment; has been uniquely blended and tested to ensure greater durability than standard hollowfibre."
Kings & Queens duvets, pillows and mattress toppers are available from Tesco Direct, Littlewoods, Grattan and JD Williams.
I was sent these products for the purpose of this review, my opinions is honest and unbiased.