As spring begins, many of us are looking ahead to make further new year improvements. A great way to feel refreshed is to consider how you can get a better night’s sleep.
Improving your sleep quality can help with many aspects of your life, both mental and physical. By adding a simple ‘sleep better’ to your goals list, you can unlock a world of benefits.
Sally Bonser, spokesperson at Snug, has shared some tips to help you prepare for a better year of sleep.
- Resolve your routine
“A successful night’s sleep always starts with a timely routine; if you are going to sleep each night at varied and late times, your sleep pattern will fall out of sync. Start by going to bed a little earlier each night to ease yourself into the routine and have a strict half an hour window for getting into bed. Once your body is used to sleeping earlier, and at the same time each night, it becomes a lot easier to ensure your sleep pattern is more consistent.
- Is your bedding just right?
“Sleeping on bedding that doesn’t suit your personal sleep style can play a big part in your struggle to sleep. For example, a pillow that offers the wrong level of support for your sleep style can increase the chance waking up with a sore neck, and even prolonged back pain. Ensure your pillow is working hard enough for you and take action if it no longer is. The Snug Fantastically Firm Pillows are ideal for those who need that little extra support for the neck and head, so you can wake up feeling refreshed throughout 2023.
- Sleep with your mind at ease
“If you have set yourself an additional resolution of being a little more environmentally friendly in 2023, Snug can help you achieve your goals, giving you both a comfortable and contented night’s rest. Each Snug product is filled with fibres made from recycled bottles that have been prevented from going into the ocean and landfill and comes in packaging that is 100% recyclable.
- Set the scene
“If you’re still struggling to get some shuteye, remember to make your bedroom an environment that is suitable for sleep. Sometimes we accidentally do quite the opposite by having our TVs blaring or the main light on – this can be detrimental in preparing ourselves for rest. At least one hour before bed, prepare your environment so your body knows it’s time to wind down. Stick to low level lighting, avoid bright screens and use relaxing fragrances like lavender or camomile to signal to yourself that it’s nearly bedtime.”