Have you ever realized that we spend almost a third of our lives sleeping? That’s a lot! Yet we sometimes tend to underestimate the importance of sleep, even though it’s fundamental to our overall well-being. If you suffer from insomnia and are prone to waking up several times during the night, it can have a negative impact on your quality of life. But don’t worry, you’re not alone! To help get back a peaceful night’s sleep, our sleep experts share five tips that will help turn your restless nights into real recovery sessions!
Easy to say, not so easy to do 😉 Stress can be a major obstacle to a good night’s sleep. To overcome this problem, make stress management practices part of your daily routine. Meditation, deep breathing, yoga or even a simple walk before bed can help calm the mind and prepare the body for rest. Avoid stressful conversations or stimulating activities just before bedtime. Create a soothing ritual to signal to your mind that it’s time to relax. Note that drinking to reduce stress is not a viable solution! Alcohol can also cause sleep disorders.
It’s easy to get caught up in social media before going to bed… However, it’s one of the worst things you can do to help you get a quick, restful night’s sleep! In fact, screens emit blue light, which is known to disrupt the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. We therefore recommend avoiding the use of electronic devices for at least an hour before bedtime. Instead, try relaxing activities such as reading a book, listening to soothing music or meditating. If the use of screens is unavoidable, consider installing blue light filters on your devices, or use applications that automatically adjust the screen tint according to the time of day.
Experts agree that the body loves habits. By setting as much as possible a steady time for going to bed and wakign up, you set your biological clock for a more restful night’s sleep. If your sleep schedule differs from day to day, your chances of improving your sleep are more limited.
Nothing can compromise the quality of your sleep as quickly as an unsuitable mattress. A mattress that’s too soft can cause back pain, while one that’s too firm can create uncomfortable pressure points and affect the quality of your sleep. On the other hand, for some, a firmer mattress will be the ideal solution for optimal spinal support. Also, some sleepers will need a mattress offering more active support through pocket coils, while others will prefer a memory foam mattress that molds perfectly to their curves, or a latex mattress which offers airy comfort without memory effect. In other words, finding the right balance – and especially the right mattress for your own needs and preferences – is essential. That’s why it’s best to consult experts to analyze your needs and help you find the mattress that’s right for you.
Beyond the mattress, your sleeping environment matters more than you think. Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet and at a comfortable temperature. Also make sure you have a quality pillow, suited to your needs, to maximize your comfort. In addition, opting for air-flowing, moisture-resistant sheets can help prevent heat sensations, ensuring a stable, comfortable night’s sleep.
By making these tips part of your routine, you may well be on your way to a more restful night’s sleep. Remember, quality sleep isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity! For more personalized advice, meet our in-store experts at one of our stores.
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