Bad night’s sleep? Feeling tired, achey and grumpy all the time? Compare this with how you feel when you know you’ve had a really good night’s sleep – you wake up feeling refreshed, raring to go and clear headed; ready to face whatever the day brings. Want to get that feeling back?
As many as 16 million people in the UK are thought to suffer from sleep deficiency. Literally a health time-bomb ticking away, the long-term effects of not getting enough sleep can lead to chronic health problems such as heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, depression and diabetes.
But it’s not all doom and gloom – help is at hand. March is National Bed Month in the UK which is all about raising awareness of the importance of a good night’s sleep, both physically and mentally.
There are two key factors to getting a healthy amount of sleep: the first is all about having the right bed for your needs, and the second, is following certain do’s and don’ts. Get these right and you’re on your way to the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had…
Let’s tackle how to get the right bed first of all…
- Do your research in store or online. Ask for recommendations from family and friends.
- Try before you buy. Look for free comfort trials so you can make sure the bed you choose is right for you.
- Spend as much as you can. For example, a bed costing £1,000 costs less than 40p a night over seven years.
- Bigger is better. More space equals less disturbance which equals better sleep.
- Perfect partners. Make sure your mattress and base are of equal size and are compatible.
- Safe, clean and honest. Look for the National Bed Federation (NBF) approved tick for peace of mind.
Sleeptight Beds are your go-to for expert help and advice with choosing the right bed, so pop into the showroom, where you can see (and try!) for yourself the range on offer and talk to our in-store sleep experts.
So now you’ve got the perfect bed, the next step is getting a good night’s kip, so check out these tips and you have the formula for the perfect night’s sleep…
- Do keep a regular bedtime
- Don’t use alcohol to help you sleep
- Do say no to being on electric devices before bed
- Don’t go to bed full, hungry or thirsty
- Do make sure your bedroom is cool, dark and quiet and features a comfortable, supportive bed
- Don’t watch the clock or you won’t fall asleep!