The best ways to improve your sleep
Sleep is one of the most important factors to a healthy lifestyle and here at Rise & Recline Ltd we we believe getting between 7-9 hours sleep is the perfect amount. If you wake up feeling tired on a regular basis then we have some top tips to help you.
Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol and other chemicals that disrupt sleep. It is advised to avoid these from 4-6 hours before your bedtime, this is because they have stimulants in them which can keep you awake, causing you to have less sleep.
Stick to a routine. By waking up at the same time every day your body will adapt to the routine, making you less tired in the morning. This also makes it easier to sleep as night as your body is tired at a similar time each night.
Get a comfy mattress. If you feel your bed is uncomfortable, it is probably to do with your mattress. A comfy mattress is essential to a good night’s sleep. An uncomfy mattress can lead to back pains and other injuries so getting the right one for you is essential. Here at Rise & Recline Ltd we have a range of mattresses for you to choose from. Don’t let your bed be the problem to your poor night’s sleep.
Go to sleep when you’re actually tired. You’ve probably spent countless amount of hours rolling around your bed trying to get to sleep. Struggling to fall to sleep just leads to frustration and it won’t help you at all. If you find yourself still rolling around after 20 minutes then get up and do something else. Once you feel truly tired then go to sleep.
Stop checking the time. We probably all do it from time to time, but checking the time whilst you’re trying to sleep can increase stress and make it even harder to fall to sleep. Try to turn your clock away from you and take your mind off things, this way you’ll fall to sleep quicker and easier.
Try to avoid naps. Most people like the idea of a nap after a long day at work or after a busy weekend but it could be the main reason to you struggling to sleep at night. This is because late-day naps decrease sleep drive, if you must nap then it is recommended that you nap before 5 p.m.