Wish you had more energy during the day?
Tired of tossing and turning at night?
These five top sleep-enhancing tips could help you get the shut-eye you've been dreaming of...
Sleep hygiene is an increasingly important concept for better sleep as we all find ourselves increasingly hooked on screens. The artificial light emitted by our laptop, tablet and smartphone screens really messes up the circadian rhythms which tell our bodies when to be active and when to rest, tricking them into thinking it's daylight, thus making it harder to get to sleep.
If you can't stay away from screens for at least an hour before bedtime, consider trying an application like f:lux, which gently changes the colour of our screens as the day progresses, from daylight mode to an “evening glow” to promote better sleep.
The perfect bed can make all the difference to the perfect night's sleep. From selecting the ideal mattress for your body type, body weight and typical sleeping position, to investing in an adjustable bed which allows you to create your ideal, 100% supportive sleeping surface, your bed is an essential pro-sleep ingredient. After all, it's where you spend almost half of your life! Our blissfully comfortable adjustable beds even come with optional massage units for a truly decadent rest.
We all know that stimulants like sugar and caffeine can play havoc with sleep patterns, but booze and cigarettes can also take their toll. Although alcohol can make you feel sleepy, it's actually a sedative rather than a sleep-promoter, which means it can really disturb your sleep patterns resulting in early awakening and poor quality sleep. That means no more nightcaps! Nicotine too can disturb your circadian rhythms, so cut out the cigarettes for deeper, better sleep.
Although it's important to minimise your exposure to screens before bed, there are lots of amazing apps and tools which can help you get some high quality shut-eye. Here are a few of our favourites:
We're sorry, we know we're not your mother! But tidying your room can actually have a very positive effect on how well you sleep. A clean, clutter-free bedroom is a much less stressful space to sleep in. Even with the lights off, we know how tidy or messy our spaces are, which means cluttered up rooms can make it harder to get the shut-eye we need. Have a good old tidy and enjoy relaxing in your pristine space to sleep better.