Vital Changes For A Better Night’s Sleep

Have you ever thought that you could do with a better night’s sleep? Do you want to sleep for longer? Or would you like to go through the night with an uninterrupted rest? If so read on for some changes that you should be making.

Caffeine and sugar

Caffeine and sugar are both stimulants. That means they give you more energy, which is a very bad idea if you plan to be sleeping anytime soon. In fact, they should be avoided up to 3 hours before you plan to go to bed for the night.

This might seem a little hard, but you can replace them with other things. So instead of drinking coffee or tea, why not go for a green tea or a hot chocolate instead? If you are craving something sweet, try and choose a piece of fruit, rather than a chocolate bar. This can help you get off to sleep much quicker, and stop that nasty frustrating time when you are lying in bed wide awake.

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Mattress and pillow

Comfort is essential to get a good night’s rest. If you are uncomfortable, you won’t drop off to sleep quickly, and you won’t stay asleep either. So how can you make sure your bed is the most comfortable it can be?

Well, firstly you need to get the right mattress. If you are a side sleeper, you will need a firm mattress, as you need additional support because not as much of your body is in contact with the bed. Also, you should check out some mattress reviews before you buy. As other people can offer insights into your purchase before you, have to spend any money.

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Pillows are another aspect of comfort in bed that you need to get right. If you head and neck are not supported properly, it can not only disturb your sleep but can cause lasting posture issues. Do you research on pillows as well as mattress because they are not all the same!

Separate beds

Sometimes the cause of your sleep issues is not with you but with your other half. If your partner is keeping you awake with their snoring or Restless Leg Syndrome, it might be worth considering separates beds.

A lot of people don’t like the idea of separate beds. They feel like it reflects on the emotional state of their relationship. But this isn’t really the case.

Actually, it is more of a practical decision to help you get the best night’s rest you can. In fact, it can really improve the relationship, as you will have more patience as you won’t be so exhausted all the time.

Temperature

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Another important factor you need to look at when you are trying to improve your sleep is the temperature of the room. Some people make the mistake of keeping the room too cold. This is because they are trying to save on their heating bills. But this will make it hard for your to fall asleep.

Other are the opposite and make it too hot. In fact, the room should be at around 18.5 degrees for the perfect night’s sleep. So turn those radiators to low before you get into bed for a temperature sleep environment.

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