YOUR BEST NIGHT'S SLEEP WITH YORKSHIRE INTERIORS & HOME'S SLEEP GUIDE
Find out what goes into a good night's sleep with tips and tricks for your mattress. We have devised a selection of tips to make your mattress last that bit longer.
Looking after a mattress is very important as this will increase its life span.
However, not looking after the mattress will lead to the mattress getting dirty or having an uneven surface to sleep on.
Looking after the mattress will increase your sleep hygiene. Here at Yorkshire Interiors & Home we have given you a guide on how to look after a mattress.
You should rotate and flip the mattress at least once a month as this will help increase the life of the mattress.
This is because it will reduce the natural settlement, however if the mattress is not rotated and flipped regularly, settlement will occur as the body imprints will take place where the fibres are compressed compared to the unused part of the mattress.
Having a mattress protector is a cost effective way of keeping your mattress clean from spills, stains and damage.
They are easily washable or replaced sheets that goes under the bed sheets. Mattress protectors are fitted and slightly more padded than a bed sheet which can be brought from your local department and homeware shops.
When cleaning a stain off the mattress it is advised that you do it as soon as possible and always let the wet surface air dry instead of using any type of heat sources.
.5 Tips to Achieve Better Sleep with Anxiety
Tip 1: Limit blue (and natural) light
Consider turning off your laptop and putting down your phone at least 30 minutes before sleeping. The blue light emitted from your digital screens stops the production of melatonin, the hormone that tells your body to its tired and time to sleep.
”Proper sleep has helped me get to where I am today as an athlete, and it is something that I continue to rely on every day.” – Tom Brady
Tip 2: Get some exercise
Participating in 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day helps reduce the body’s stress hormones – adrenaline and cortisol – and stimulates the production of endorphins – a natural mood elevator. Going for a walk, a jog, power yoga or a HIIT session will make the world of difference, not just in the quality of your sleep, but also in your happiness levels.
”One who has a good night’s rest awakes to a glorious morning. One who stays up late usually sleeps through it.”
Tip 3: Keep a schedule
By going to bed at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each morning – even on the weekends – this will develop a sleep cycle. Experiment with different sleeping and waking times to find what feels natural to you. Working with your body’s natural clock will help reduce stress levels and ensure you won’t become overtired. Write down these times over a week and see if there is a pattern, then pick a time that works for you. Don’t forget that 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night is optimal.
”Happiness in simplicity can be achieved with a flexible mindset and nine hours sleep each night.”
Tip NO 4
Make sure you do some sort of water ritual before bed to wash off the day physically, emotionally, mentally. I always take a bath or shower before bed to rinse off my day. I find this incredibly important, understanding that we collect our day on our physical body and need to clean it off.
"Happiness consists of getting enough sleep"