Can’t sleep? Here are 6 simple ways to have a better night’s sleep

Suffering from a bad night’s sleep? Constantly feeling lethargic and lacking energy? Take a look at our simple tricks for improving your sleeping habits.

Can’t sleep? From finding the best mattress to choosing the ideal bedroom colour scheme, these simple tips will help you sleep better at night and be more productive during your waking hours.

1. Find the perfect mattress

From a pocket strung design to an open spring mattress or even a memory foam version, finding the right mattress can make the difference between a good sleep or a restless night. A mattress should be the right firmness and tension to support your back and neck, making it super comfortable to sleep on.

Choose the right bedroom colour scheme

Whatever your bedroom decorating
choice, make sure you choose a restful colour scheme. It doesn’t have to follow a strict interior design rule, but make sure you choose something that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. If you find large bright patterns stressful, then avoid. Not sure where to start? In general green is considered one of the most calming colour schemes and it can work well with a variety of different hues.

3. Make time a priority

Make sure you get eight hours a night. It’s useful to stop looking at phones/screens/TVs for at least half an hour before you’re due for some shut eye. It’s works, trust us!

4. Pick the ideal bedlinen

Again this is down the personal preference, but remember the thread count can make a difference. Typically, the higher the thread count, the finer and smoother the fabric. Think about the fabric and the weave – from plain to percale and satin to flannelette, there are a whole host of different fabric choices. And all this before you’ve even had fun picking colours and designs!

5. The power of lavender

A few drops of lavender on the pillow is said to help promote relaxation and ultimately a good night’s sleep. Try adding a few drops of lavender essential oil to a bath for an even deeper sleep…

6. Stick to a routine

This one might be easier said than done, but try your best to stick to a similar bedtime routine – this means going to bed at the same time each evening and getting up at the same time each morning. Try to keep to a similar wind-down routine before you go to sleep so your body and mind knows when its time for shut eye.

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