I’m one of those people who needs sleep to wake up bright and happy in the morning and if I have a bad night’s sleep then believe me there isn’t any bright or happy going on in this house the next morning!
Here’s some of my tips for a good night sleep….
- Try and get into the habit of going to bed the same time each night so you can get into a routine. Your body will get used to the time you go to bed which should help you with getting to sleep.
- Don’t drink caffeine or eat spice foods or large meals close to bedtime. I try and drink mint tea on a night.
- If I have a lot on my mind on a night I write myself a little to do list ready for the next day. It means that I’m not thinking things through when I get to bed (or at least not as much as I would have been without the list).
- Make sure your quilt cover is right for the time of year – a big Winter duvet will make you hot and uncomfortable in the Summer and a little Summer duvet will probably leave you shivering in the Winter!
- Pillows are just as important as your duvet and you need to make sure you have enough support to help you sleep. I like a few pillows and I like them to be quite firm so I often sleep badly when we’re away somewhere as I miss my pillows. 😉
- Lots of people will tell you that you shouldn’t have much screen time in the hour or so before you go to bed but for me, I love nothing more than going to bed and reading my Kindle until I start to fall asleep.
- Never go to bed angry because if you’re anything like me, you’ll stew over whatever it is and end up being unable to sleep.
- I always find a nice bath before bed does wonders for me and not only that but I can stay in bed a bit longer in the morning as I won’t need to wash my hair for work.
- I like my room to be as dark as possible so I have curtains with thick linings up at the window. Without them blocking the morning sun out, I’d be up as early as the birds every day.
- There’s lots of different mattress types out there so it’s important to find the right one for you. I can’t recommend memory foam mattresses highly enough for helping with a good night’s sleep which brings me to my next point….
We were recently send a Dormeo memory foam mattress to review which was brilliant as my Dad had recently bought both kids a memory foam mattress for their beds and the’d both been raving about how they were so comfortable to sleep on.
We’d been wanting one for our bed but if I’m honest, I looked at the prices of the memory foam mattresses and decided to stick with our old lumpy mattress and use the money for something else.
How wrong we were?
The mattress came in a tiny (tiny considering it was a mattress) roll and while I was at work, Mr Frugal rolled it out and left it to expand. Being a typical man, he didn’t take any pictures at this stage but did mention to me that he was surprised at how thin the mattress was when it arrived.
This is what the website says about the mattress we got:
The Dormeo Memory is our original best-seller and was the inspiration behind every other Dormeo memory mattress.
An upper layer of visco-elastic memory foam is sewn directly into the Florentine-stitched cover to guarantee a sumptuous, accepting softness on your body.
Beneath the sumptuous upper-layer lies a deep foundation of supportive, patented Ecocell®. The 3D open-cell foam gives your body the base and foundation it needs for that vital, consistent back support.
A cool, moisture-free sleep surface
The structure of the mattress is designed to help prevent the build-up of heat and moisture on the sleeping surface.
Anti-static and anti-dust mites
Our Memory line mattresses have carbon fibres sewn into the plush cover to protect against static, and are infused with Sanitized protection to protect against dust-mites, bacteria, mould, odour build-up and allergies.
That’s the technical bit but what I would say is that after a couple of nights getting used to it (seems like my back was used to lumpy bits and sticky out springs) I have never slept better! Genuinely, the mattress is so comfortable and I completely get why people would pay that little bit extra to get a memory foam mattress!
You spend a lot of time in bed so you might as well be as comfortable as you can be while you’re there….
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