There's not much better feeling than waking up well rested after a great night's sleep.

Our friends Asquith live and breathe yoga and Pilates, so they're the experts to winding down and relaxing. We've asked them to share their top tips for winding down and getting a great night's sleep...

Go to bed the right way

To feel amazing when you wake up you need to feel great before you go to sleep.

Setting the mood in your bedroom is imperative for good night's sleep... this means no phones, computers or television for at least 45 minutes before going to bed. If you use your phone as your alarm, pop it on the other side of the room so you won't be tempted to use it and you'll have to jump out of bed to turn your alarm off!

Going to bed in the right mood might also mean making some adjustments to your bedroom. You should be able to relax before bed, so make sure your bedroom helps this. A comfy bed is essential, as well as comfy bed linen. We love the feel of 100% linen bed sheets, their natural fibres, feel amazing, look amazing and keep your body temperature regulated.

Burning candles or bringing a scented diffuser into your bedroom before bed is also a great tactic for feeling rested before bed.

What you snooze in can also affect how well you sleep, so choosing something made from natural materials like our range is best.

All our cotton and bamboo organic clothes are perfect for yoga, Pilates and sleeping in. The natural materials wick away sweat, mould to your body and are supremely soft and comfortable. Our favourite items to wear to bed are our 'Chi Racer Back Vest' and our 'Flow With It' leggings.

If you struggle to sleep

The problem with sleep is that it can come easily one week and the next you might be struggling to nod off. There are so many products and techniques that you can have on hand for the night's when sleep just won't come.

From natural supplements to relaxing essential oils. It's not a one size fits all process, so try and test out different things until you discover what works best for you. We swear by magnesium salt baths to help us unwind, herbal tea and the 7/11 breathing technique.

If you've been struggling to sleep, give the 7/11 technique a try.

  1. Breathe in for the count of 7 seconds
  2. Breathe out for the count for 11.

This gentle breathing exercise switches the rhythm of your nervous system, simulating relaxation and it will gradually send you to sleep.

When you wake

Upon waking there’s nothing better than a gentle stretch and a cup of warm water to kick-start your digestive system. You can add a squeeze of lemon and some Himalayan salt for added alkalizing and balancing properties but remember to drink it through a straw, so you don’t damage your enamel.

Leave yourself extra time in the morning so you can start your day without feeling rushed. We allow ourselves an extra 30 minutes so we can fit in our daily vedic meditation (find out more about this ancient practice here) but remember that time is your time so fill it with whatever sets you up for the day... and avoid looking at emails until you absolutely have to.

Breakfast is an important part of every morning routine. Because it’s the first meal of the day it’s crucial to choose what you eat wisely. Your digestive system is waking up as you are so light, warm food that is eaten little and often is best. Remember you can always take some with you on your commute or to have as a snack throughout the day.

We hope this has helped set you up for a soothing evening, relaxing night's sleep and the best start to your morning.