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February 12, 2020

How many times a week can you honestly say you have a good night’s sleep - uninterrupted, and you’ve woken up the next day feeling completely rested and ready to tackle the day?

We all know that sleep is important, not just because your body needs it, but it also has a whole host of other benefits, including helping with overall health and maintaining healthy-looking skin, too. As Matthew Walker said in his book Why We Sleep, sleep improves our learning, recalibrates our emotions, helps us to make more logical decisions, fine tunes our metabolism, helps our bodies better deal with stress and regulates our appetite.

Here are our top five tips for getting a better night’s sleep.

Consistency is key

It’s not called a ‘night time routine’ for nothing. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day will help improve your overall sleep – your body loves consistency, plus according to J. Peterson’s book 12 Rules for Life,waking up at a consistent time is important for our mental health and wellbeing. Try creating an evening ritual that will help you wind down before bed, like turning off all your tech products and gadgets at least an hour before bed and getting into your favourite pyjama shorts, such as our Pure Peace Silk Pyjama Shorts.

Use natural products

Choose high-quality bedding and high-performing nighttime skin care to help the body and skin recover overnight. Like Elkie & Ark, fellow Australian skin care brand Jurlique’s products are organic (the plants they use in their formulas are actually grown on their biodynamic farm in South Australia), free from toxic chemicals, environmentally-friendly and suitable for sensitive skin. If you have ageing skin, apply a serum such as Jurlique Nutri-Define Supreme Rejuvenating Serum after cleansing, and a slightly heavier moisturiser than you would use during the day, such as Jurlique Nutri-Define Supreme Restorative Rich Cream. Don’t forget the eyes either, Jurlique Nutri-Define Supreme Eye Contour Balm comes with a cooling applicator and has a rich, potent formula that makes it one of the best eye creams for lines and puffiness.

Switch to linen bedding

There’s no better feeling than getting into fresh, luxurious sheets. All our bedding at Elkie & Ark is completely organic and made from natural fibres, allowing you to have a comfortable, healthy night’s sleep. Our organic linen sheets are great for sleep as linen wicks sweat effectively and the slightly abrasive nature of the fibres increases blood flow during sleep. Linen is also a temperature-regulating fabric, meaning no more sleepless nights because you’re feeling too hot or too cold.

Make your bedroom a tech-free zone

Does your phone light up or make a buzz during the night, causing your sleep to become disrupted? Try leaving your phone and any other distractions outside of your bedroom at night and create a relaxing bedroom environment by diffusing Jurlique Tranquil Blend Essential Oil before bed.

Delay your caffeine hit

A lot of us are tempted to reach for a cup of coffee as soon as we wake up to kickstart the day. But our go-to Naturopath/Nutritionist Tabitha, at Awaken your Health, tells us it’s best to start your day with a high-protein, low sugar meal and delay having caffeine until 10am. This will help your body wake naturally and reduce stress on your system.

 

To find out more about creating the best night skincare routine, head over to the article on Jurlique’s blog.

 


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Colour and Size Charts

COLOUR SELECTION

BELGIAN ORGANIC LINEN

Alpine White: Pure, crisp white. The perfect centre of attention and accompaniment to any room. Whitened strictly using the same whitening required under certified GOTS organic, with without toxic bleach. 

Beach: A stunning light almond or camel tone. Timeless and perfectly suited to earthy, wood-based room schemes. One of our perennial best sellers.

Blush pink: One of our most complimented colours! A stunning whisper light pink blush, with undertones or beige. Designed as a unisex and adult blush colour. Looks stunning against white or Beach colours. Please refer to our beautiful in room shots to see how the colours work together. 

Cloud Grey: A pure, light grey, strong enough to make a statement and light enough to match many rooms. Goes beautifully with white, navy or blush. 

Charcoal grey: A deep, beautiful charcoal. A beautiful contrast to a classic white scheme or moodier, rooms.

Mist Grey: A stunning light blue with hues of light grey. The favourite for summer and winter style. Perfect in beach side settings or elegant English style homes. 

Midnight Navy: A deep navy that sings. This colour is stunning beyond description and the perfect finish to an elegant room. 

We have colour samples for some of our colours so please just call or email and ask if you have any questions at all to help you get just the right colour for your room. 

ORGANIC COTTON SELECTION

Cloud White: Pure, crisp white. The perfect centre of attention and accompaniment to any room. Whitened strictly under certified GOTS organic certification, with without toxins or bleach. 

Natural: Our favourite colour. A light sand or very modern ivory. Perfect colour for people who love light colours, but don't suit pure white. 

Dove grey: A light warm and truly elegant grey. 

CLOTHING SIZES

Robes

Short Fits size 6-10 women. Length approximately to knee or above with 3/4 sleeves
Long

Fits sizes 10-14 women. 
Or anyone wanting extra length below the knee, and sleeves with extra length 

 

Shorts

Small Fits approximately sizes 6-10 women
Medium Fits approximately sizes 10-12 women

 

BEDDING SIZES 

Fitted Sheet Sizes

Elkie & Ark (Australia &
New Zealand)

U.K.

Europe

North America

Single
91 x 193 x 40cm
36" x 76" x 16"

Single
90 x 190 x 35cm

Single
90 x 190 x 35cm

Twin

99 x 190 x 40cm
39" x 75" x 16"

King Single
107 x 203 x 40cm
42" x 80" x 16"

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-

Twin XL
99 x 203 x 40cm
42" x 80" x 16"

Double
137 x 193 x 40cm
54" x 76" x 16"

Double
140 x 190 x 35cm

Double
140 x 190 x 35cm

Full

137 x 191 x 40cm
54" x 75" x 16"

Queen 

152 x 203 x

40cm (linen sheets)

50cm (cotton sheets)
60" x 80" x 20"

King
150 x 200 x 35cm

King
160 x 200 x 35cm

Queen

152 x 203 x 40/50cm
60" x 80" x 16/20"

King 40 cm
183 x 203 x 40cm
72" x80" x 16"

King 50 cm
183 x 203 x 50cm
72" x 80" x 129"

Super King
183 x 200 x 35cm

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King
193 x 203 x 40/50cm

76" x 80" x 16/20"

Super King 40cm
203 x 203 x 40cm

80" x 88" x 16"

Super King 45cm (no seams)
203 x 203 x 45cm
80" x 88" x 20"

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Super King
200 x 200 x 35cm

California King

183 x 213 x 40 cm
72" x 84" x 16"

Cot
77 x 140 x 19cm
30" x 55" x 7.5"

Cot
70 x 140 x 19cm

Cot
60 x 120 x 19cm

Cot
71 x 132 x 19cm
28" x 52" x 7.5"

 

HOW TO MEASURE OUR FITTED SHEETS FOR KING & SUPER KING SETS

(1) Measure the height (or 'drop') of your mattress including any mattress toppers

(2) If it is less than 40cm, you need our lovely 40cm fitted sheets

(3) If it is higher than 40cm, you need our extra-generous 50cm fitted sheets, available in our essential white cotton range. 

Quilt Cover Size

Elkie & Ark (Australia &
New Zealand)

U.K.

Europe

North America

Double
180 x 210cm
70" x 83"

Double
200 x 200cm

Double
200 x 200cm

Full 
198 x 210cm
78" x 83"

Queen (cotton)
210 x 210cm
83" x 83"

King
225 x 220cm

Queen
210 x 160cm

Queen
223 x 233cm
88" x 92" 

King
245 x 210cm
96" x 83"

Super King
260 x 220

King
200x180cm 

 

King
270 x 233cm
106" x 92"

Pillow Cover Sizes

Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe and North America
Standard & Oxford Pillow Cases

50 x 75 cm (Oxford with 5 cm trim)

21" x 31"

King Pillow Cases (special order only. All sets come with Standard pillowcase as standard or Oxford for linen quilt covers. King sets do not come with a King pillowcase as standard.) 55 x 90cm
Mini Pillow Cases 30 x 40 cm
European Pillow Cases 65 x 65 cm