How not to Lose Sleep over Selling Your House

Buying or selling a property can sometimes be rather stressful. Sorry if I am stating the obvious!

It can even cause you sleepless nights, along with the current heatwave of course.

At Maurice Kilbride we do all we can to insulate our clients from any unnecessary stress. Our reputation for excellent after sales management and communication are something we are incredibly proud off.

Our 40 years combined experience in helping people to move homes means there’s hardly anything we’ve not come across and found a solution for. Learning from those experiences has been massively helpful.
We also know that living somewhere you love is a massive factor in enjoying a great quality of life. And so is getting regular good quality sleep.

So, with that in mind here’s nine night time tips for a better nights rest

• When it’s time for bed, make your room completely dark. This can be achieved with a blackout blind or curtains, an additional window dressing, or even an eye mask.

• Maintain an ambient temperature in your room. If you’re too hot or too cold, you won’t sleep soundly. It’s recommended that a cool temperature of around 16-18° C (60-65° F) will help you drift off easily. Leave a window open slightly to let in some fresh air. That seems particularly true at present in these searing temperatures, I know I haven’t been able to sleep for days.

• A tidy room makes for a tidy mind and a refreshing night’s sleep! De-clutter your bedroom and create a clean space that’s neat and simple. Even just moving the laundry basket, stacking up some books or clearing your bedside table can make a real, relaxing difference.

• Say no to technology in the bedroom! That means avoiding televisions and computers and just having that last look at face book, Twitter or other social channels before trying to get some sleep. Having access to these will urge you to switch on when you can’t drift off, which in turn can lead to even more disturbed sleep.

• LED displays are particularly troublesome when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. When it’s time to snooze, switch off your mobile phone, tablet, and any alarm clocks with a digital display should be turned away from you.

• Avoid treating your bedroom like an extension of the rest of your house. That means you shouldn’t use it for work, watching TV, eating, and even talking on the phone. Save the bedroom for sleep.

• Add special touches to the space, which will help you feel more connected and peaceful. Family photographs, plants, flowers and ornaments (but not too many) will help to create a room that’s pleasant and relaxing.

• Avoid using certain colours when decorating. Remember that bright reds, yellows and oranges are jarring, while browns and whites are boring and drab. Instead, choose soft, muted tones that will having a calming and relaxing effect.

• Certain smells can affect your mood, helping you to feel more calm and relaxed. Lavender and germanium are naturally calming, so invest in some essential oils to help you drift off. Remember, these should not be used during pregnancy or children’s rooms.

Snooze and you lose

With the above tips under your pillow we hope that slipping off peacefully into the land of nod is a doddle for you.

And when it comes to selling your home you can rest assured you won’t be having sleepless nights or catch us snoozing if you choose Maurice Kilbride to work with as your selling agent.

Thanks for reading


Whether you are selling, buying, letting or renting, we’re here to help. Call Emily, Joe, Sarah, Patrick or myself on 0161 428 3663 or email: for expert advice which is honest, accurate and informative. Better still why not pop into our High Street office in Cheadle for a friendly, informal chat. We might even make you a brew!

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