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As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, it’s easy to fall into bad habits when it comes to our sleeping pattern.

However, Neil Robinson, Chief Sleep Officer at Sealy UK, says it’s vital we stick to our schedules so we don’t fall into the trap of poor, disrupted sleeping, which can leave us feeling groggy and exhausted.

These are his top sleep tips:

Stick to your sleeping pattern. Try and maintain a consistent routine of when you go to bed and when you get up. This will enable your body to gradually adjust to the changing of the seasons and the onset of winter.

Banish technology from the bedroom. If getting to sleep is a struggle, it may be tempting to flick through your phone later into the evening. But try and refrain from using technology for at least an hour before bedtime as the blue light emitted by phones and other devices, combined with the evenings being darker during the winter months, can disrupt your body’s natural circadian rhythm, making it harder to get to sleep.

Invest in the latest sleep tech. We live in an age where we’ve been able to develop fantastic technology to aid our adjustment to seasonal change, so do your research into the best sun lamps and alarm clocks on the market and make the leap. By simulating the sun rising and setting, light simulation lamps and alarm clocks can help keep your circadian rhythm and body clock right on track, whatever the time of year.

Avoid falling into the nap trap. It might be tempting when your body clock is out of sync, but avoid napping for quick energy boosts wherever possible. Napping can be detrimental to the quality of your sleep through the night, with some studies even showing a link between extended naps and type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. If you can’t avoid it, make sure your nap is short, ideally only 10–20 minutes, to avoid disrupting your sleep.

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Make your bedroom a haven. It’s obvious, but making sure you have the right tools for sleeping is absolutely key. To make bedtime more luxury, invest in new bedding and ensure your duvet is the right tog rating for colder winter nights too. Having the right bed and mattress is absolutely key, and a change of seasons is the perfect excuse to look at upgrading.

Embrace your mornings. Starting out your day with a positive mind-set and thinking about what you have to look forward to will always help you get up first thing, but doing small additional things such as planning outfits the night before for peace of mind, putting your alarm clock out of reach so that you physically have to get out of bed, and setting your central heating timer to make sure you’re not waking up to a chilly room will make getting into the winter sleep routine a whole lot easier.

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I caught up with Twitter buddy Suffolk Lad and asked him a few personal questions.

Can you remember the first time you jacked-off?

I’d probably just turned 13. I can remember I was still sharing a bedroom with my brother. We had bunk beds. I remember I was rubbing my hard penis on the duvet.

How did you feel when you first jacked off?

The very first time I came was quite a shock.

Did you talk about it with anyone?

It was never spoken about. Wanking felt like my dirty little secret. I never discussed it with anyone. That was over 20 years ago — it’s just how things were.

Did you try any different techniques in those early years?

I tried a few different ways but ended up sticking with what gave me the most pleasure.

Can you remember the first time you talked to someone else about jacking off?

The first time I spoke about wanking was with a guy that I met online — we’re great friends now. We chatted for ages about the pleasure it gave us and how we did it. Obviously we had a bit fun from there.

What’s your preferred way to jack-off currently?

I enjoy I straight forward wank. I play with myself a bit — balls, nipples — and I have a bit of porn to hand. Then I just bust one out — it’s the best way.

What jack-off hints or tips would you give a young guy just starting to explore his sexuality?

Enjoy yourself. It’s all about self-pleasure. Do it as you feel you need to. There’s no right or wrong way.

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