How to sleep better: Tips for a better night’s sleep

Have you ever had a bad night’s sleep? Noticed how tired and run down you felt the next day? 

A good night’s sleep is not only important for your physical health but also your mental health. 

But if you’re struggling to get to sleep, what can you do? 

Our team is here to help. 

We have compiled a list of a few tips to sleeping well and feeling refreshed. 

How do I sleep better?

Sleeping better isn’t always easy. Whether it’s actually getting to sleep to begin with, or being able to stay asleep throughout the night. Our tips are designed to help get you to sleep - and stay asleep - until the morning.

Regular sleep routine 

    When it comes to sleep, consistency is key. 

     A regular sleep routine can be crucial in getting quality sleep.

    By sticking to a regular sleep pattern, this helps to program your brain and internal body clock to stay to a set routine.

    Despite having a bad night’s sleep, it is not a good idea to try and catch up on sleep, as this can throw you your sleep routine off. 

    For better sleep, try to stick to a regular sleep time. If you have a smartphone, such as an Apple iPhone, you may be able to make use of a ‘bedtime’ feature, which will allow you to track your sleep and keep to a fixed sleep routine more easily.

    Make sure to wind down 

      After a long day, it is important to wind down. 

      A warm bath, reading a book, or writing tomorrow’s to-do list are great ways to wind down and clear your head before bed. 

      Relaxing before going to bed makes it easier to fall asleep, leading to better sleep. 

      Control the light 

        Light is sleep’s worst nightmare. 

        Exposure to light means your brain secretes less melatonin, making you feel more awake. 

        In order to feel more sleepy, your brain needs to secrete more melatonin, which means the room has to be dark. 

        Blackout blinds or heavy curtains are a great way to block light from getting into your bedroom. 

        Your phone and other electronic devices emit blue light which is disruptive to sleep. Avoid using electronic devices 1 - 2 hours before bedtime. Or use blue light filtering glasses, or some devices even include a feature to reduce the amount of blue light that’s emitted during certain times of the day.

        Change your mattress 

          A hard bed or a soft bed, everybody has their preference.

          One thing is for certain, that an uncomfortable mattress means a rough night’s sleep.

          Changing your mattress can make a huge difference and ensure you get the best sleep. 

          At Recliner Chairs and Beds, we are focused on delivering our customers with the highest quality product, so that you are always happy. 

          With a vast range of mattresses, we have the right mattress for you. 

          If you’re looking for a new mattress, get in touch or see our range of mattresses.