When it comes to sleep, it’s not quantity that matters; it’s quality. How you feel during the day hinges greatly on how well you have slept the night before.
Having been crowned as the nation’s Bed Retailer of the Year for 2014 & 2015, we know your day-to-day bedtime habits and sleep schedule can make an enormous difference on your quality of sleep.
So, here are 6 sleep tips to help you get a better night of restfulness.
Keep a schedule
Go to sleep at the same time every night. Keeping a regular sleep schedule, such as going to bed and getting up at the same time each day, will help your body set a natural alarm clock to leave you refreshed and energised.
Avoid caffeine or alcohol
Caffeine is a stimulant that can keep you awake all night, preventing you from catching up on much-needed sleep. Although alcohol may help bring on sleep, after a few hours it can act as a stimulant by waking you up and generally decreasing your quality of sleep.
A dark and quiet room can help you get to sleep quicker, and better. Make sure your bedroom is equipped with comfortable pillows and a good mattress for an effortless night’s sleep.
Create a sleep-inducing environment
Choosing the right bedding can ease you into a heavy slumber. A soft cashmere throw for the bed, a silk duvet cover or an abundance of pillows can do wonders for the body.
Try our Tempur Comfort memory foam pillows if you want solid support for your head and neck during a good night’s sleep.
Or take a look at the Hypnos Revive Ortho King Size bed, which is perfect for providing the ultimate comfort and support where it’s most needed.
Turn off your mobile
If you’re on your phone till late and don’t wake up feeling refreshed, it might be the reason behind your lethargy. Exposure to the light of your device can enhance alertness and make it more difficult to fall asleep.
Get a clock
The glow of a digital alarm clock can prevent you from falling asleep or wake you up in the middle of the night, leaving you groggy the next morning.
So, why not swap your digital clock for an old fashioned one with a dial and hands?
While the stresses of life can leave you tossing and turning from time to time, the regular sound of a clock's ticking can make you feel drowsy and help you to drift off.
Invest in a new mattress
According to research by The Sleep Council, having the right mattress is the key to a great night’s sleep.
If you wake up with stiffness or aches, it could be because your mattress has seen better days. In fact, they recommend getting a new mattress every seven years to maintain your health and well-being.
Well-known brands like Tempur and Vispring offer mattresses to suit all sizes, body shapes and sleeping styles.
Check out our full range of mattresses here and find one to transform your sleep pattern from drab to fab now.
If you’re looking for a helping hand in achieving that perfect night’s sleep, then why not enter out Sleeptember competition!
We’ve paired up with Dunlopillo to support Sleeptember, a month which emphasises the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. You could win a luxurious sleep hamper filled with goodies to help you get those important hours’ rest. To find out more, visit the competition here! T&C’s apply!