Looming deadlines, televisions, phones beeping and buzzing all night long… the world never stops. You should though. A good night’s sleep is so important for a healthy lifestyle. If you’re stressed, if you’re busy or if you’re easily distracted – a good rest could be what you need to start feeling a bit more like yourself again.
First things first… ban smartphones, computers, laptops and all forms of tablets from the bedroom! The LED lights on these things do a really good job of messing up your melatonin levels – the hormones that help you have a restful sleep. Bedrooms are not night time offices, so stop making all those calls from your bed, turn off the light and get some zeds!
If you’ve had a busy and stressful day, try to wind down before bed. Leave your worries in the bath. Use calming oils like lavender and rose to soothe your muscles and headaches. Warm up some milk and sip that before crawling in to bed.
These techniques should lull you in to a rested state and make it much easier for you to fall asleep. Exercise can expertly raise your melatonin levels and also help you shed those stubborn pounds! Going for a quick jog in the morning or even a few star-jumps before you shower can get your blood pumping and set you up for a productive day’s work as well as a sound night’s sleep. However exercising too soon before bed can actually stimulate your mind and body so avoid exercise late at night.
Learning to just breeeeeathe is one of the best and effective ways to relax. Try breathing exercises and learn to relax. These techniques are easy, totally free and can be done just before you lie down to sleep. Close your eyes, breathe in deeply and let all your tension float away on your out breath…
The bigger the better… don’t let your husband convince you otherwise! The bigger the bed, the less space you have to share, and the more likely you are of having an undisturbed sleep. It helps if your partner doesn’t snore endlessly in your ear too!
But it’s not just the size of the bed, it’s everything else too. It’s the mattress springs, the plush fillings, the luxury fabric. The right bed is paramount for a good night’s sleep.
With over 60 years experience as the nations favourite bed and mattress manufacturer, Silentnight have made it their mission to use their passion, experience, knowledge and vast sleep expertise at the forefront of their thinking to help everyone find their perfect sleep solutions. Their research has found as much as 75% of people are not getting a good night’s sleep. At Silentnight they want to change that.
AHF share Silentnight’s passion for providing our customers with the means to sleep soundly, night after night, and they certainly know a thing or two about making comfortable beds! This is why we have recently introduced a number of Silentnight beds into our stores and online to create a collection of beds that truly has something for everyone.
At AHF, we don’t think our customers should have to pay the earth for beautiful, quality, luxurious beds, and by working with some of the biggest bed brands in the UK we can continue to offer unprecedented luxury at affordable prices for years to come.