Top tips for a good night’s sleep
This is perhaps the biggest thing we can all do to help with the quality of our sleep. In short, be mindful of what you are eating and drinking before bedtime.
Too much caffeine will have a negative impact on trying to get to sleep, keeping the brain hardwired and active. Similarly, too much nicotine or alcohol can have an adverse effect on sleep.
It’s also best to try avoiding eating lots of food just before bed. Going to bed on a full stomach can lead to indigestion, discomfort and a disturbed night. Giving your body time to digest and process your food can help the quality of your sleep enormously.
Although doing lots of strenuous activity before bedtime can have an adverse effect, including some exercise in your daily routine can help promote great sleep.
Keeping the body active, and getting fresh air, has so many benefits helping us to stay fit and healthy. And this also has a positive effect on the quality of our sleep.
Some studies have found adults who exercise routinely can nearly halve the time it takes to fall asleep, whilst also benefitting from over 40 minutes of bonus shut-eye. And who doesn’t want to bag that extra bit of sleep?
There are so many things you can do to improve your performance in the bedroom (that's sleep performance we're talking about!).
Having the right mattress and pillow setup can work wonders for sleep, creating a comfortable and sleep-inducing environment. Fabb Furniture has plenty of mattresses and pillows to choose from to help you achieve the ultimate in comfort.
Comfort is such an important factor to consider: the more important we are, the easier we find it to relax, unwind and, eventually, nod off. However, mattresses and pillows are just the starting point.
Scientists recommend the bedroom be a cool, dark environment. It’s true – how many times have you felt cosy under your quilt on a cold, wintery night rather than the uncomfortable hot nights during the height of summer? Cooler conditions promote a better sleep.
Avoiding light exposure will also be greatly beneficial, as it can affect the circadian rhythm. If you’re finding it hard to avoid light (such as if there’s a streetlight outside your room), try changing your curtains or blinds to blackout lined so they block any outside light. A cheaper alternative could be to try out a sleep mask.
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