Prepare to Hibernate!

how to hibernate tips on sleeping

This is what you need to do this weekend – tonight, or Saturday, the choice is yours. Hibernation. Turn off your iPhone, your computer, your iPad and Blackberry. Ignore all calls to go into the cold, bitter world outside and instead cosy up under layers of blankets and furry throws. Read a book, flick through a magazine, lie with your eyes closed and think of anything but work, life, everyday irritations. If we could all do this once a week, it would be amazing, wouldn’t it? I know that responsibilities could make this impossible – those with children will be screaming “I WISH!” at the computer screen – but let’s at least try to get some hibernation time in. No twitter, no Facebook, just quiet, quiet sleep. Instead of late night ASOS shopping (guilty as charged), let’s try and hit the sack a few hours early and make up for all those stresses and strains we endure throughout the working week. Sound good?


Get prepared for hibernation by watching my deep sleep video – there are lots of ideas for ways to relax and some bloody gorgeous blankets! You’ll also see my new microwaveable Bagpuss and extra large Covent Garden clock, just two of my latest Amazon finds. Enjoy – all links are below the video pane.

Bedspreads and Cushions
Almond Faux Fur Throw and Cushion:
Oversized Knit Blanket and Cushions:
Chunky Brown Faux Fur: Marks & Spencer

Oversized Covent Garden Alarm Clock:
Heatable Bagpuss Toy:

Pyjamas, night sweater and striped chunky bed socks, all from Hush:
Wrist Warmers: Liv

Abahna Bath Oil:
NEOM Organics Bath Foam (use code model20 for exclusive 20% discount until 30th November)
Organic Surge Bath Foam: Waitrose
Aveda Salts:

“This Works” Sleep Range, with free worldwide delivery:
Elemis Quiet Mind Balm:
Rituals Pillow Spray:

Kiehls Midnight Recovery:
Guerlain Midnight Secret:

Charles Worthington Salon Home Overnight Healer:
Phyto Secret de Nuit:

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  1. Madii
    November 16, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    I have a 2 year 9 month old girl so…. I WISH! :D Single mum too, so no hibernating, relaxing or cozying up for me :(

  2. dana
    November 16, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    Ruth, love this video! very helpful. : ) Can you share what you have on your eyes in the video? they look gorgeous : ) thanks!

  3. November 16, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    Love the video! very organized and everything from the products (head to toe) to what to lounge in. Loved it all!

  4. Anstice Potts
    November 17, 2012 / 2:25 pm

    Just watching this video has left me so relaxed! I MUST do this.

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