As we get older, sleeping in comfort can be difficult. Early waking, periods of wakefulness in the middle of the night, feeling the cold and general aches and pains are common amongst most people at some point in our later lives. Better bedding can make an enormous difference to how you sleep, so getting that right is often the first step.

Supportive, orthopaedic pillows help with neck, shoulder and back pain, and electric blankets, warmer duvets & washable bedding are also practical purchases. Natural or herbal remedies can be helpful in soothing any anxieties and encouraging restful sleep too. In our section below, we’ve reviewed or tested the best bedding and natural sleep remedies which we think will make a big difference to getting a good night’s sleep.