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.
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. Let it be a double divan bed or a frame with a separate mattress – the quality of both really matters.The right mattress needs to be comfortable whist still being firm enough to provide good postural alignment. Everyone has different needs, but investing into really good quality mattresses doesn’t mean that you have to spend a small fortune on it.
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. You can also get organic bedding which is great!
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.