A guide to a good night’s sleep

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Getting a full night of quality rest is important for so many aspects of your life. However it can be really hard to achieve this, especially if you’re a new parent or suffering from stress or anxieties. Lack of sleep can lead to bad memory, shortened attention span, and overall a worse quality of life. There are several things you can do to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep, so read these useful hacks to get set in the direction to the land of nod.

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Exercise

It’s difficult to do especially if you’re already tired, but getting outside to do some kind of physical activity will significantly improve the quality of your sleep. In the night following your exercise, you are more likely to spend a greater amount of time in ‘deep sleep’ (the most healing sleep cycle for the body) and wake feeling more rested. As you will be using energy when burning up a sweat, you’re also more likely to sleep for longer amounts of time as you feel more eager to rest than you would on any other day. By exercising on a regular basis you will not only help your sleep pattern in so many ways, but also many other aspects of your health and lifestyle too.

Diet

Every aspect of your diet can have a serious effect on your night’s sleep, but the most obvious factor to point out is your caffeine intake. Of course if you are not sleeping well you may turn to coffee to stay alert during the day, but consuming any after lunch will have a dramatic effect on the time it takes you to fall asleep and how good the rest actually is. Quitting the habit is hard but a caffeine dependence is terrible for your body and mind. The food you eat has a big impact on the quality of the sleep you get too, especially the last meal of the day. To ensure you don’t encounter any problems, make sure your dinner is free from spicy and fatty ingredients that may irritate your stomach during the night.

Your Bed

The comfort and support your bed provides should be the most important factor to consider when looking to improve the quality of your sleep. A worn out old mattress can cause you a world of back and neck pain, and even more serious problems with your spine and joints. It’s recommended that you update yours every 8 years, and perhaps you may want to consider buying from the Tempur Mattresses range to relieve all pressure on your body. This will have a huge impact on your night’s rest in every way, but you may find it harder to get out of the newfound treasure in the morning to head to work!

Hopefully these simple tips can help you achieve the a good night’s sleep without spending money on harmful pills or lavender pillow sprays. Be smart with your choices and ensure you’re in a comfortable environment to sleep as well as possible.

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