With temperatures skyrocketing in recent weeks, our sleep has certainly taken an unwelcome hit. Whether you’re struggling to sleep in extreme UK temperatures or are looking for the latest hacks to help you drift off into a deep sleep at night, we’ve got you covered. Below you can find 3 expert tips to sleeping well.
1. Upgrade Your Mattress
One of the most common reasons why people, like you and I,, find it difficult to have a good night's sleep is because of our mattress. According to experts, mattresses should be replaced every 6 to 8 years and, if you’re anything like us, you’re unlikely to have updated yours since you purchased it - a big no! There are some telltale signs that your mattress may need updating too such as if it begins to sag, makes a lot of noise, has a bad smell or causes you to wake up in discomfort.
It’s not just about upgrading your mattress, but making sure the one you choose is suitable for your lifestyle and health condition. Mattresses come in a range of different firmnesses with a ‘soft’ mattress, often ranking 2-3 on the mattress firmness scale, being the most popular. If you require more support in bed though, a mattress that offers medium to firm support is the best option. Ultimately you want to do your own research to find the best affordable mattress according to your ideal night's sleep.
2. Switch Off Electronics
We hear you - there’s nothing like jumping into bed at the end of the long day and spending some much-needed time on your phone catching up with everything you missed. But, it may actually be impacting your night's sleep. Instead of spending countless hours scrolling on your phone, try replacing the urge with reading a book or journaling to encourage your mind to enter a relaxed state quicker. At the same time, it’s a good idea to avoid charging your mobile device next to you in bed. Instead, place it on the opposite site of the room or in an entirely different room to avoid the desire to go on it, helping you get more z’s in.
3. Invest In A Good Pillow
It’s not just about making sure your mattress is replaced when it begins to show signs of wear, but investing in a good pillow and bedding whilst we’re at it is another effective way to make sure your comfort lasts throughout the night. Again, your pillow preference is entirely dependent on the comfort and support you desire. A firmer pillow offers more support to your head and neck, ensuring it doesn’t sink down into the mattress as you sleep. A soft pillow, however, compresses more when laying on it which is perfect for snuggling and those who favour sleeping on their front.
So there we have it! 3 expert tips on how to ensure a good nights sleep. If you do take any of our hacks into consideration, we’d love to hear how it’s transformed your sleep schedule! Happy napping!