The Queen’s special hack for a good night’s sleep is going viral

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The Mountbatten-Windsors are undoubtedly the most talked-about family in the world, with the Queen making news in particular.

From her epic Ali G impression and the hilarious names for her Corgis over the years to the time she hid in a bush to avoid a controversial Buckingham Palace guest, Queen Elizabeth never fails to make viral news.

These past few years have been no exception, with the Queen stepping up to reassure the nation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

From giving virtual tours of her garden and being more present on social media to her speech of reassurance to the nation, the Queen has been all anyone can talk about, currently in Windsor Castle in a period of mourning following the tragic death of Prince Philip.

This week, it was the monarch's sleeping patterns that really got the world talking as Her Majesty's sleeping hacks were revealed.

The Queen needs to travel a lot with the job, something that can make sleep a little difficult, but according to a 1992 Vanity Fair article, Queen Elizabeth's travel sleep hack is very simple and effective - a hot water bottle.

Yes, the monarch's hot water bottle hack provides a bit of warmth and helps to ease tense muscles, aiding in a peaceful night's sleep.

Who knew the Queen would become our sleep therapist?

If you'll excuse us, we're off to stock up on hot water bottles!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.