Five Tips To Help You Sleep Better
I have blogged many, many times about how I struggle to sleep. It’s been an issue of mine since I was a child and my mum still swears that I was five years old before I slept through the night. She was never sure if she had post-natal depression, or if she was just insanely exhausted because I never let her sleep! I have always struggled to get to sleep and stay asleep, and to top it off, I often wake up early in the morning and despite feeling exhausted, somehow, I can’t get back to sleep. Rubbish right?! My boyfriend, on the other hand, can sleep for 12 hours straight.
I recently spent the morning with Tempur and I learnt a little about the amazing technology which goes into their Hybrid Mattress. Being a light and troubled sleeper, I was fascinated. Did you know that the material Tempur use was actually developed by NASA to cushion and support astronauts during lift off? Tempur scientists used this technology to create their mattresses, which give superior support and comfort. Also, Tempur mattresses have motion abortion function, which means if your partner gets up in the middle of the night, you won’t feel the bed move and light sleepers (like me) won’t wake up as a result of it. I can’t even begin the explain how frustrating I find it when my boyfriend gets up at 4am to go to the loo and his movement wakes me up, I often end up lying awake for a good hour and a half before I finally manage to get back to sleep and when I wake up at 9am, I feel insanely groggy as a result. Since the event, I have been seriously considering investing a Tempur mattress and moving our mattress into the guest room, it seems to make sense… don’t you think?
Five Tips To Help You Sleep Better
At the event, Tempur gave us some great advice on how to get a better night’s sleep, as well as how to have a perfect morning which will set you up for the rest of the day. Want to hear?
Light Regulates Your Body Clock
It’s true, light regulates your body clock and when the sun seeps in through your curtains it naturally will wake you up. It sounds like a nice way to wake up, but actually, when the sun rises at 6am, it’s not so good. Invest in better blinds / curtains to really help block out the light and if you can’t do this, then buy yourself an eye mask.
Snooze Buttons Are Bad!
Snooze Buttons are a bad idea, you need to have a long deep sleep to wake up refreshed and snoozing for an hour before you need to get up will only cut down your sleep time. My boyfriend is massively guilty of this one, he will often set his alarm for an hour before he really needs to get out of bed as he likes to snooze, but he would be better getting an hours extra sleep and then getting straight out of bed.
Lavender On Your Pillow
This is a trick that really works for me, I sometimes buy lavender essential oil, but mainly I use This Works Pillow Spray. I don’t know how it works, but it’s packed full of lavender and a quick mist of it on my pillow helps me get to sleep and stay asleep. It’s a miracle product!
A Healthy Snack Before Bed
Ever gone to bed hungry? If so, you will know that you often have a bad night’s sleep as a result and wake up earlier than usual because your body is craving food. A healthy snack before bed can help boost metabolism and keep blood sugar stable.
Leave Your Phone Alone
That’s right, your bed isn’t your desk and keeping your laptop / iPad / phone well away from the bed is a good idea. The screens often stimulate your brain before bed, which isn’t great for sleep and whatever is on your phone (unread emails, to-do lists, deadlines etc.) can cause stress which hinders your sleep.
This post is a collaboration with TEMPUR®, but all thoughts are my own. Check out their website for more information on their mattresses.