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Tips on getting a good night’s sleep

Getting a Good Nights Sleep

As someone who has over 35 years experience in the bed trade I am often asked what is the best thing that can be done to ensure a good nights sleep?

Everyone is different of course but it is the same few vital factors that often get ignored!

Here are my 5 hot tips to help you sleep well tonight!

  1. Obvious really- Is your room dark enough?  Your body has a built in instinct to sleep when it is dark so any light areas in your room will naturally make you feel more awake.  Pay particular attention to glow lights on televisions and other electricals they can be a real nuisance.
  2. Disturbances – The dreaded mobile phones and tablets etc… We all use them these days but can you ever be truly relaxed with these items beside your bed waiting to disturb you any minute.  TOP TIP invest in a non ticking alarm clock and your sleep pattern will improve straight away!
  3. Temperature – Getting this right can be tricky.  Best to start this with the type of bed you require.  Memory foam offers a great comfort level but can be a little warm.  The urge these days is to look for beds with natural fillings that are cooler but of course the natural thermostat in the bed is you so obviously the best way of controlling heat is to have layers close to hand to put on if needed.  Controversially I do not believe that things such as hot water bottles or electric blankets are neccessary these days in centrally heated homes.
  4. Avoid cluttering up beds with cushions and toys.  Use as much of the sleep area as you can to get comfortable.
  5. Do not eat within about two hours of going to bed if you can help it!  You don’t want to have food sitting on your stomach while you are trying to get to sleep!  This is the one I always fall down on but if you can avoid food your body will shut down more naturally and find sleep much easier!

There are my 5 simple tips on how to sleep well!  I bet you have heard them before and some you will think do not effect you.  So why not try them anyway what is there to lose??

Post entered by Steve Sweet Dreams Bed Manager


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