Do you have trouble nodding off to dreamland every night? Who knew you could be so tired yet unable to fall asleep at the same time! This could be a number of things wrecking your beauty sleep: an uncomfortable mattress or even a lack of a bedtime routine, to name a few.
If you’re struggling to sleep, no need to worry just yet! We recommend creating a healthy nightly routine to help refresh your sleep-deprived state and also testing out our Concept Zzz mattresses. Attempt a good night’s rest with these structured habits and you too may be able to get an ideal amount of sleep for once.
1. Create a Schedule
If you go to bed when you want and wake up when you want, that’s a red flag right there. Creating a schedule helps your body’s internal clock find consistency, which means it will naturally get tired at the same time every night and help you wake up at the same time every day. It’s a rather helpful tool when trying to fall asleep at a decent time.
2. Watch What and When You Eat and Drink
Everything you consume affects your sleep. From nicotine to caffeine, to even sugar and alcohol, your snoozing may have to wait while the effects of these wear off. To prevent yourself from staying up until the wee hours in the morning, or just having an awful and disruptive sleep, try to consume very little of these, or do it earlier in the day.
Not to mention, if you drink a lot of ANY liquid before sleep, you’ll just end up waking up and booking it to the bathroom. So, moral of the story: plan what you eat and drink accordingly.
3. Make Your Space Relaxing
You’ve all heard that “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” so cleaning your room should help you sleep like an angel, right? Well, sort of.
Keeping your room clean and organized can help immensely when it comes to you getting some good shut-eye. Unless you love living in chaos, most people don’t like being surrounded by piles of clothes on their Concept Zzz mattress or crowded bedside tables. Most of the time these messes stress people out, making it hard to sleep well.
The solution would be to not only clean up your room, but to also make it a soothing place to sleep. Get curtains or shades that block the morning light from coming in, and make sure your room stays a cooler or warmer temperature depending on your preference. Whatever you do, make your room a place that leaves you feeling calm and relaxed.
4. Be a Creature of Habit
Just like your body needs consistency to help it fall asleep at the same time every night, creating rituals before bed will help. It could be as simple as lighting a candle and reading a book, listening to calming music, or another way that helps your body know that it’s time to chill out.
Try to stay away from watching TV before bed because that has a tendency to keep you awake. The goal is to settle down, not get hyped up by watching your favourite action flick on Netflix. Create a habit that helps you get into the sleepy mindset so your body will be ready to pass out as soon as it hits the sheets.
We want you to get a good night’s rest, and sometimes that takes more than adding a couple sleep habits to your routine. Sometimes it means purchasing a new mattress because your current one is just not fitting your body right anymore. Stop by our store to check out our Concept Zzz mattresses today, and we’ll help guide you to the one that’ll get you snoozing in no time!
Angela, Your Sleep Expert