Ready for a refreshing sleep? More than one in 10 people (13%) find an uncomfortable bed disturbs their sleep according to Sleep Council. Throughout March it’s National Bed Month, it’s time for a lie-in before Spring begins and hopefully, the Coronavirus vanishes. In this post, I’m going to investigate what makes a good sleep (I really need it), some useful sleeping tips and of course some great deals to take advantage of.
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What is National Bed Month?
Organised by The National Sleep Council, the month aims to encourage us to spend more time under the duvet. Its main purpose is to create awareness of the importance of getting a good night’s sleep – and how having the right bed and mattress can help. Below are five tips to get a good night’s sleep that works for me.
Try and keep a sleep schedule
I try and hit the sack by midnight (even on Saturdays) to keep a good sleep pattern. This means I can get 7-8 hours most nights. Unless it is a special occasion, I’d say to keep to a rough schedule.
Practice a bedtime ritual
Avoiding technology (phones and TV) an hour before bedtime, helps me switch off and get a good night’s sleep. Reading a book or listening to an audiobook (via Audible) The community for sleep-care professionals suggest that patients turn their phones to silent rather than vibrate, or just remove the devices from their bedrooms altogether. For those who rely on mobile devices for an alarm clock, suggest that they consider switching to a traditional alarm clock instead.
Exercise regularly improves sleep
If I have had a stressful day at work, sometimes a game of football or a quick work out can really relax me. According to sleep specialists, Physical activity increases the time spent in deep sleep, the most physically restorative sleep phase. Deep sleep helps to boost immune function, support cardiac health, and control stress and anxiety.
Evaluate your bedroom
I try and ensure my room is relatively cool and then warm up under the duvet. A cleanroom also is great for peace of mind, before getting a good night’s sleep. According to Good housekeeping, you should turn off your bedroom lights, invest in sheets, maintain a clean room, keep it work free, clean, quiet and cool, plus add a relaxing scent.
Upgrade your mattress
Upgrade when it comes to creating your optimal sleeping environment, it’s not just about the bed itself. Often the mattress is key. After doing some research, The Better Sleep Council recommends replacing your mattress every 7-10 years, depending on comfort and support. It does also depends on how you take care of it, how you sleep on it and how often you flip it (if it is two-sided). Experts say that a medium-firm mattress tends to be the best type – it offers enough supports and conforms to your favourite sleeping positions our mattress.
Online mattress deals
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