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A Good Night’s Sleep Begins With Your Bed

In Home and Garden by eva.katona@yahoo.com2 Comments

Sleep is good, sleep is important

A good night’s sleep is vital for everybody, for our overall health. We spend 1/3 of our life in our bed. If you count the lucky Sunday morning lie ins (not me, I’m a parent to two small children) and the early bedtimes spent with reading it adds up to even more. Those who have no sleep problems – or babies – tend to take it granted. I know these people, I was one of them a few years ago. But a little change in our usual environment or routine can mean that we no longer get all that important zzzz.

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Your bed matters

Your bedroom and your sleeping environment play a big role in how you spend your nights. The most important factor which contributes to this is naturally your bed: a good, solid bed frame and mattress. The right mattress needs to be comfortable whist still being firm enough to provide good postural alignment. Everyone has different needs, but buying really good quality mattress doesn’t mean that you have to spend a small fortune on it. There are lots of fantastic bedding offers available on Groupon.

Summer and winter bedding

Naturally, you need a different tog rating duvet in winter when the nights are colder and a lighter one for the summer months. And there are other comfort enhancers available too, like mattress toppers or electric mattresses. And a super soft blanket can be useful anytime.

Your bedroom, your taste

Surrounding yourself with colours and textures you like, is essential in the bedroom. If you like an all white linen set, because it reminds you of the crisp hotel sheets, then go for it! If you don’t want to spend hours with ironing the Egyptian cotton, then choose plain cotton. If you prefer colours, then use your favourite colours in the bedroom too: the lampshades, the bed throw or the curtain are all a good place to start adding some colours.

Curtains can make a difference too

Some people can only sleep in pitch black darkness, whilst other people prefer to be able to have the sense of the rising sun in the mornings. If you belong to the first group of people, make sure you buy black out curtains to shut the light out. These can be very useful in children’s bedroom too, especially in summer when the sun rises early.

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Photo by Cheryl Winn-Boujnida on Unsplash

This is a collaborative post.

Comments

  1. Guilty of taking extended sleeping on Sundays (pre-mum)! How I miss those days. LOL. Good thing my husband let me stay in bed for a couple more hours SOMETIMES (maybe because he did something he’s guilty of haha). I have pitch-black curtains in my bedroom, aroma therapy, etc. It turns out, now that I’m a mum, sleeping has become a luxury.

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      I know that feeling too very well… I just need a good bed and nice sheets these days and I’m off.

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