National Bed Month: 7 Ways To Get A Good Nights Sleep

National Bed Month: 7 Ways To Get A Good Nights Sleep

Organised by The Sleep Council, March is National Bed Month - a whole month dedicated to reminding us all of how important getting a good night’s sleep is for our health. Like proper nutrition and exercise, sleep fulfils a vital role in keeping us healthy and happy. We need to have a good night’s sleep to ensure we’re feeling fit, thinking sharply and generally to give us the appetite and enthusiasm to make the most of everyday living.

Getting a good night’s sleep can be a problem for many people, so to mark National Bed Month, here are 7 ways for how to have a good night’s sleep.

1. Have a good night’s sleep with a comfortable, supportive mattress

Yes it might be National Bed Month, and yes the focus is on beds, but what you sleep on plays a huge part in how well you sleep. If you’re not comfortable in bed, your sleep won’t be as deep.

The cornerstone to a good night’s sleep, the right mattress should be your number one priority. A mattress offering the correct comfort and support will ensure you wake less, move about less, aren’t disturbed by your partner as much and are less likely to wake up feeling tired or aching.

National Bed Month is the perfect time to buy your new mattress – we have an extensive range of mattresses available online and in-store, and you can get 20% off your new mattress during the month of March with our exclusive BED20 discount code.

For help finding the right mattress for you, check out our guide to choosing the perfect mattress for a good night’s sleep, or visit our showroom where our dedicated Bed Experts will advise you on the best mattress for you and your budget.

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2. Upgrade your bedding

When it comes to creating your optimal sleeping environment, it’s not just about the bed itself. While your bed and mattress are vital to a healthy, good night’s sleep, it’s really important to combine them with bedding that performs. And what better way to treat yourself than with some luxury bedding? For maximum comfort, opt for natural fibre duvet and pillows encased in cotton covers – the perfect sleep-enhancing combination.

3. Create a sleep-friendly environment

It doesn’t take a genius to know that you will sleep much better if you’re in the right environment. Take some time during National Bed Month to check if your bedroom is sleep-friendly. Make sure it’s cool, dark, quiet and clutter free.

4. Change the way you wind down at bedtime

A relaxing bed time routine signals the brain that it’s time for sleep. Experiment with new ways to relax like warm baths with calming scents, quiet soothing music, reading, gentle stretching and yoga. It’s important to pick and choose the things that will help YOU relax the most. To increase the need for sleep, turn off gadgets and dim the lights.

If your mind is running on overdrive, write down worries – it really does help to unburden stressful or niggling thoughts.

5. Do a digital detox

Do you frequently find yourself falling asleep with the TV playing away in the background? Or snooze with your phone under your pillow? For many of us, technology plays a big role in our lives and it’s well known that digital distractions can play havoc with our sleep routines, so why not take the opportunity to remove the tech from your bedroom during March and see how it improves your sleep.

6. Find ways to improve your lifestyle

Small changes can have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep. Overhaul your diet, caffeine and alcohol consumption and exercise regime. It’s often thought that a glass of wine will help you sleep, however too much alcohol, especially late at night, can play havoc with sleep patterns. Alcohol may help you fall asleep initially, but will in fact interrupt your sleep later on in the night and rob you of the most satisfying types of sleep, where dreams occur. Plus you will wake dehydrated and needing the loo!

7. Start a sleep diary

What’s really causing your sleep problems? The Sleep Council recommend keeping a sleep diary to allow you to record your sleeping routine and identify potential problems.

If you find dropping off hard, it may be interesting to see what you’ve been doing, what you’ve eaten and where you’ve slept on the days you sleep and don’t sleep well. It could help in finding the answers to some of your questions.

1st March 2019

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