Insomnia affects every one of us at some point in our lives. Sleepless nights can be some of the most stressful situations out there and what’s worse, they endanger your physical and mental health. As one of our most important bodily functions, getting between 6 and 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night is vital for your wellbeing; though even with a quality bed at your disposal, that isn’t always easy to do.
So if you have been struggling with tossing, turning and staring at the bedroom ceiling, these tips on how to get a better night’s sleep may help.
Expend Energy During The Day
Take some time to exercise each day (whatever that means to you). There is no need to hit the gym for an hour or take a 10km hike, as long as you are burning some energy during the day to tire yourself out by the time bedtime arrives. Take a walk, do a circuit or even some yoga. Just don’t do it within a few hours of going to bed.
Avoid Caffeine in the Evenings
Caffeine is a stimulant, a strong one at that, which is why it goes hand-in-hand with productivity, creativity and all of those other tiring activities.
It also remains in your system for many hours after consumption, so if you drink it in the evenings, you are lessening your chances of getting a full night’s sleep.
You might get away with a hot cup of coffee if your tolerance and consistency allows for it, but if you are struggling to sleep but love your evening coffee, you should at the very least consider switching to decaf.
Controlling Your Environment
Silence, a comfortable temperature, enough fresh air and darkness are all important parts of a good night’s sleep. If too much light gets in, invest in some blinds. Use a fan or an AC to cool the room if need be and turn off any devices that may produce sound during the night.
Sleepless nights and excessive stress are often part of the same problem, one of which tends to contribute to the other in a vicious and exhausting cycle. Learn to clear your thoughts by practicing meditation each day. The time you take when doing this is up to you, but periods of between 5 and 20 minutes are ideal. If you want tips on how to meditate, the internet is full of excellent advice.
Invest in a Great Mattress from Sealy
If you are sleeping on an old, ragged mattress, or one that doesn’t provide you with optimal support, then none of the above tips will help very much. The quality of your mattress has a lot to do with the quality of sleep you get, so make sure to buy one that is of an excellent quality.
If you would like to know more about sourcing a top-quality bed from Sealy, be sure to get into contact with one of our representatives for details.