Get Comfortable for National Bed Month
March is officially national bed month, introduced by the Sleep Council to raise awareness of the importance of sleep and comfort. This isn’t an excuse to hit the snooze button more than 3 times, but if you struggle to sleep at night there may be factors you need to consider which may be preventing you from a good nights sleep.
Bed Health Check
Your bed is essential for a comfortable sleep. The recommended life cycle of your bed is seven years and it’s best to change your mattress between 7-10 years. If your bed is uncomfortable, the chances are you wont be getting much sleep. Your comfort levels will also have an effect on your body so it could be time for a new bed.
Use a quilted mattress protector to prolong the life of your mattress, it is recommended that you wash your mattress protector once a month. Replace your regular bed linen every 2-3 years including your sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers. Shop our range of bed sets which include pillowcases.
Get Into A Routine
We all long for a weekend lie in but try going to sleep and waking up at a similar time every day and ditch the naps. This will ensure you have a regular sleep pattern which will work with your body to fall asleep and wake up naturally.
Cut Down On Caffeine
We’re not telling you to ditch your much needed morning coffee or that nice of cup of tea, caffeine could be the culprit to keeping you up at night. Try not to have any caffeine after 3pm and opt for decaff alternatives or herbal teas to see if it makes a difference.
Regular exercise is great for your well-being and can get you to sleep quicker. Yoga is a great for mind & body focus plus it will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. We recommend Yoga with Adriene which provides free yoga practice videos for all levels. Try exercising at least a few hours before bed time so you have time to recover and wind down.
Take Time To Relax
You’re unlikely to feel comfortable if you’re not relaxed. Take some time before bed to unwind. Try a hot bubble bath or some bed time reading which will get your body relaxed and comfortable before the best night’s sleep yet.
Have you tried and tested our tips for a comfortable night’s sleep? Let us know in the comments…