There are some things, which you can do without. But, sleep is certainly not one of them. And if you do, then everyone else knows about it. Being sleep deprived is just a horrible feeling. Not sleeping well can drive you to insanity. Insomniacs struggle and face the day drained and exhausted. Want to sleep better? More restful and even blissfully? Here are your five tips.
1. Get a Better Bed
This means the mattress and the divan. Having the right bed for you is crucial to get the good night’s sleep that you deserve. The mattress is the single most important investment you can make in your bedroom. It also needs to be replaced in every seven years or so. Get the best mattress you can afford that will give you individual support. It should be adjustable to each side and partner. There are some fantastic hi-tech mattresses out there. Invest in one.
2. Get the Pillow You Deserve
Have you got your head feeling too hot? Or, have you got a pain in the neck? Are you punching your pillow around each night trying to get comfortable? It’s not the right pillow. A pillow should support the head and the neck. When you lie on your side, your spine should be horizontal in a line. Find the filling that works for you and invest in a cooling pillow/cold pillow that will support you efficiently.
3. Be Comfortable in Your Comforter
Getting the right duvet or finding the right comforter is not just a matter of style. It’s a matter of temperature and making yourself as comfortable as possible. That good night’s sleep is about keeping the temperature right for you. If you’re too hot or too cold, the chance is that you’re not sleeping well.
4. Cut Out the Light
Sources of light will keep you awake. Light sends a signal to the brain telling it to wake up and stay alert. Cut the light pollution out of your bedroom by installing blackout blinds and hanging good quality curtains. Instead of leaving the hall light on, why not use low emission plug lights that can light the hallway softly? Light also includes the various sources in the bedroom like TV plugs and laptops.
5. Drown the Noise
It doesn’t matter where it’s coming from. Noise is invasive. It will also disrupt your sleep patterns. There’s nothing more infuriating than being woken by an irritating noise. It might mean that you have to close the window to block off the street noise. Walls, ceilings and floors can be insulated. Double glazing will reduce noise as well as prevent heat loss. Noisy appliances and the low buzzing of electrical items can be just irritating to deal with. If all else fails or you sleep with a habitual snorer, a good pair of earplugs might be your best friend.
If these tips don’t work, you might well have to look at your lifestyle. Changing your diet, cutting back on the stimulants and getting more exercise are all considered to be ways to improve your chances of sleeping better. Whatever you do, it will be worth it and you’ll feel better, look better and be an all round nicer and happier person.