For most people, spring marks a fresh beginning, a season for change. There’s no better time than the present to make the change and start enjoying a healthy amount of sleep.
You put in the hours, you work hard, the least you deserve is a good night’s rest at the end of the day. The reality is that everybody needs good quality sleep to become the best version of themselves.
High quality sleep is essential for sensible decision making and the ability to focus.
In anticipation of warmer days, we’ve compiled a shortlist on how you can make sure you get better sleep this Spring and beyond.
Develop Good Pre-sleep Behaviours
Yes, that’s actually a thing. What you do in the hours leading up to your bedtime can have a tremendous impact on the quality and quantity of sleep you get. Drinking beverages with high caffeine content at night, excessive consumption of alcohol and overeating might make it difficult to get in a good night’s rest. Work your way into a relaxing bedtime routine to ensure that you have set the tone to drift into sleep.
Listen to your body
Do you find yourself constantly yawning? That’s your body’s way of telling you that rest is required. Go to bed at the first sign you’re feeling tired, you’re more likely to fall asleep quickly. Sleep patterns become slightly more complicated by our behaviours as we grow older. We may choose to stay awake, even fight sleepiness, to pursue responsibilities and pastimes. Sleepiness should be a cue to get ready to sleep. We should naturally prepare ourselves by settling down into a bed.
Set a Consistent Sleep Time
As boring as this might sound, setting a sleep routine might do you a world of good. Sleeping at a consistent time helps to regulate your body’s natural clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night. Try to stick to your set bedtime as closely as possible, even on weekends to avoid a slump on Monday.
It is vital to set a bedtime that is early enough to ensure that you will get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep per night.
Sleeping and waking up at the same time each day is the very best way to set a healthy routine.
Put The Devices Away
A lot of us are guilty of bringing our devices to bed with the hopes of quickly catching up with what is happening in the world before we doze off. The reality is that using electronic devices before bedtime can be physiologically and psychologically stimulating in ways that can have a negative effect on your sleep.
Stop watching television or using electronic devices at least 30 minutes before your bedtime. The blue light that’s emitted from these gadgets can make it difficult to fall asleep.
Perform a Bed Audit
Have a look at your bed and bedroom to determine if there are obvious hindrances to getting asleep. Are you sleeping in a comfortable bed? Are you using the correct pillow?
Consider the age and condition of your mattress (and your pillows), it could very well be worn or perhaps it’s not the right one for you altogether. Getting the correct fit, feel and level of support can be the single, most-effective thing you can do to improve your sleep.
Here at Lunar Sleep Systems, we believe that everyone deserves good quality sleep. We have engineered our range of luxury beds with the latest technology to make sure that quality sleep is not just a dream for some, but a reality for all. Explore our range of premium beds at our Sleep Studio in Benmore Shopping Centre or our newly launched Sleep Studio in Fourways Mall, today.