How to perfect your bedtime routine and get a great night’s sleep
Struggling to fall asleep in the night can be an incredibly frustrating experience that will be familiar to many people.
Sometimes, no matter how busy a day you’ve had or how tired you feel, nodding off can feel like an impossible task – thankfully there are some simple things everyone can do before they get into bed to make getting some shut eye as simple as possible.
TEMPUR takes a look at some simple habits to adopt to help perfect your bedtime routine…
Stick to a regular bedtime
Going to bed at the same time every night is one of the best things that you can do to set yourself up for a restful sleep.
Your body will program its internal clock to anticipate falling asleep at that time. This will make falling asleep much easier when the set time comes around.
Dim the lights in your bedroom
Decreasing your exposure to bright lights in the hours leading up to your bedtime helps prepare your body to fall asleep easily. Dimming the lights around the house in the evening will help as a darkened room creates the best environment for sleeping.
These days, people often take their smartphone or laptop to bed, rather than a book. However, the blue light from the screens continues to stimulate your brain, making it harder to fall asleep.
You should aim to stop looking at screens at least 30 minutes before you go to bed.
Leave your worries out of bed
If you’re someone who lies awake overthinking things such as, work, money, family or tasks that need to be completed, you should try writing down these concerns or tasks before heading to bed and leave them somewhere to remind yourself in the morning.
This will help give you piece of mind when hitting the sheets, without having to constantly remind yourself of the things that need to be done the next day.
Block out the noise
While white noise like a fan or calming music can help you sleep, exposure to other sounds like traffic can decrease your sleep quality.
Earplugs are a great way to block out any external noise which may be keeping you awake if you have a particularly busy road outside or a partner whose snoring resembles the rumble of traffic!
Pair a good bedtime routine with a better mattress
It’s all well and good sticking to a bedtime routine, but if you’re not comfortable in bed you are likely to wake up tossing and turning. Having the right mattress will help you sleep better. If you’re having a hard time finding the right mattress, you should try following TEMPUR’s guide to find the right mattress for your body type.
Alternatively, investing in a TEMPUR Memory foam mattress, which is topped with a layer of temperature-sensitive material to relieve pressure on painful joints you will achieve superior comfort and achieve a perfect sleep.
By sticking to a good bedtime routine and pairing it with a comfortable mattress, you are set to enjoy a perfect night’s sleep, every night.
If getting to sleep remains a big problem for you, then consult with your doctor who will be able to give you expert advice on the best course of action for your particular situation.
Do you have a bedtime routine? Let us know what works best for you in the comments below…