March is National Bed Month
It’s a excellent opportunity to find out . . . How to get a good night’s sleep
We spend one-third of our lives in bed.
Good quality sleep is vital to our health and well-being.
How to get a good night’s sleep: Things you should consider:
- We recommend you replace your bed at least every 7 years.
- A good quality bed with layers of natural materials.
- A good quality duvet made with natural fillings.
- A supportive and comfortable pillow with natural fillings.
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How to get a good night’s sleep: A – E
A – Alignment: Sleeping on an excellent quality bed for your body type will help keep your body in perfect alignment. Selecting the correct bed tension will help to support and relieve pressure points as well as giving you a comfortable night’s sleep. Seek advice from an experienced Sleep Expert. The Natural Bedding Company can help you make the correct choice.
B – Bed: You should invest in a good quality bed. Research has shown that a new bed can increase the amount of sleep you get by 42 minutes. A bed made of natural materials will breathe. It will help to regulate your body temperature through the night.
C – Caffeine and Cigarettes: These are both stimulants. They will affect your quality of sleep. You should try to avoid them before bed.
D – Dust Mites: If your duvet and pillow is old and unwashed then it’s probably full of dust mites and bacteria. Dust Mites are major triggers for allergies, asthma and other health issues.
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E – Exercise: Daily gentle exercise in the fresh air will help you get a better night’s sleep.
How to get a good night’s sleep: F – J
F – Food: Eating healthily will aid sleep. Avoid heavy and spicy meals before bedtime, as well as sweet foods and caffeinated drinks.
G – Gadgets: Laptops, phones and even the TV should be switched off at least an hour before bedtime. It’s hard we know!
H – Hästens Bed: These luxury beds are handcrafted using the finest natural materials. Including horsehair, wool, cotton and flax which is breathable. Sleeping on a bed or mattress topper containing horsehair will help to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
I – Immune System: A good night’s sleep can help to improve your immune system, improve your memory and even slow down the ageing process.
J – Jet Lag: Eat a balanced meal the day before your flight. This will help your body clock re-adjust more efficiently.
How to get a good night’s sleep: K – P
K – King: In 1952, the King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden selected Hästens as the bed supplier of the Royal Court of Sweden.
L – Lifestyle: Just making a few changes to your lifestyle or environment could improve the quality of your health and sleep routine.
M – Mattress Topper: Feel like you are sleeping on a cloud. Add an additional comfort layer providing you with softness and support and will help relieve pressure points.
N – Natural Materials: Natural Materials breathe. Having these materials in your bed, duvet, pillow and mattress topper will help your body to keep at a constant temperature through the night. Natural materials wick away moisture and perspiration from your body. This is not the case with non-natural synthetic fillings. Mother nature knows best. Trust in natural materials:
- Feather and Down
O – Oils and Lavender Bags: Aromatherapy oils are also excellent to help you sleep. Everyone’s favourite is lavender. We highly recommend the use of silk covered lavender bags to have by your pillow at night.
P – Pillow: If you have neck pain, a stiff neck, suffer from headaches then this may be as a result of poor pillow support whilst sleeping. Poor pillow support can also cause narrowing of the air pipe, resulting in obstructed breathing, and sometimes snoring, which can hinder sleep.
How to get a good night’s sleep: Q – Z
Q – Quiet Zone: Sit quietly and wind down before bed. Keeping tranquil and away from loud noises will help you feel relaxed before bed.
R – Routine and Relaxation: A regular routine is what our bodies crave before bed. Have a lovely warm bath and a warm milky drink.
S – Sleep Shortage – Sleep shortage is one of the most common 21st century health complaints. Sleep shortage is linked to increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and obesity.
T – To Do List: Write down a list of things to de-clutter your brain before bedtime.
U – Understanding ‘The Sleep Cycle’. Find out more ….
V – Vacation: We all deserve a well-deserved vacation. Even a night or two away from your regular routine will help you to wind down and aid your relaxation and sleep.
W – Wool: Wool is naturally hypo-allergenic. Our wool duvets, pillows and mattress toppers are all suitable for people suffering from house dust allergy.
X – Xbox and Playstation consoles: These games have sparked a rise in sleeping problems among children according to Dr Richard Appleton, consultant paediatric neurologist.
Y – Yoga: You should try some gentle stretching, relaxation and breathing. This can help to relax you and help you to achieve a more restful night.
Z – Zen relaxing, peaceful and calming music: This will help you drift into a relaxing sleep. Listen for yourself.
How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
It’s up to you now!