Top 10 tips for a great night’s sleep
There’s no denying getting a good night’s sleep is critical for both our physical health and emotional wellbeing, but how do you set yourself for sleep success?
At Super Sleeper, we’re experts in helping you settle in for the best night’s sleep possible, so here are our top 10 tips for a great night’s sleep.
Make your room sleep conducive
Your bedroom should be a sanctuary which is set up to facilitate a good rest each night. That means it should be calm, quiet, and relaxing.
Here, the little things that add up, such as neutral or soothing colours, nice lighting, bed side tables which are the right height, and cushions.
The aim of the game is to create a haven where you can relax at the end of the day.
The right bed
A comfortable, supportive bed is critical to a good night’s sleep. That means selecting the right mattress, replacing it when required, and seeking out options like mattress toppers to tailor it just to your liking.
Rest is all about comfort, so look for extras and additions that ensure you are going to get the best rest possible.
As a minimum, ensure you have quality pillows to offer good support. Depending on your personal preferences or needs, you might also consider Lumbalign leg pillows to relieve pressure on your hips, knees and spine, or weighted blankets for additional comfort.
The right temperature
When it comes to temperature, your bedroom should embrace the Goldilocks’ principle – not too hot, not too cold, but just right.
The challenge here is that ‘just right’ is different for different people, and it can also change as you age.
The US Sleep Foundation suggests a room temperature of around 19 or 20 degrees is ideal for a good night’s rest, while good ventilation is also critical.
Then it comes down to the right bedding to ensure your sleep is comfortable.
Establish a sleep routine
Our sleep patterns are driven by our circadian rhythm, and it’s important to embrace this by establishing a good sleep routine.
Although it need not be rigid, that routine involves relaxing prior to sleep, going to bed at about the same time each night, and waking up at about the same time each morning.
Set the mood
In order to establish that sleep routine and enjoy the best rest possible, set the mood for sleeping.
Whether that’s dimming the lighting, closing the curtains and blinds, meditation or diffusing some relaxing scents in your bedroom, take the time to invest in creating a mood that is conducive to sleep.
Switch off those electronics
A host of research indicates that using electronics just prior to bedtime can interrupt our sleep patterns. Where possible, eliminate electronics such as laptops, tablets and even TVs from the bedroom.
A little sleep support
At some points in life, such as pregnancy, getting a good night’s can become more of a challenge. That’s why a little support might come in handy in the form of mattress toppers, additional pillows, memory foam mattresses or Lumbalign leg pillows.
There’s a wealth of evidence that suggests sheets, bedding and sleepwear made from natural fibres promote a better night’s rest as they help regulate your temperature.
Given the choice, go for natural options, such as cotton, bamboo, and silk, and invest in a little quality to promote the best sleep possible.
Relax and unwind
Finally, take the time to enjoy the lead-up to going to sleep as part of your sleep routine. Whether that’s through meditation, a nice relaxing bath, some calming aromas, or even curling up with a good book, the best night’s sleep starts with unwinding and relaxing in advance.