How to Sleep Better – Healthy Sleep Tips for a Good Night’s Rest
Are you a light sleeper? Do you find yourself getting up in the middle of the night – every night?
This Christmas, try asking for a present or two that will help you get a good night’s sleep. There are loads to choose from. Just take a look below for a little bit of inspiration.
It doesn’t matter if it’s light coming from the sun, a streetlight or alarm clock; if it’s shining in your eyes at bedtime you’re likely to struggle to get any sleep. That’s why sleep masks make such an effective tool, as they cover your eyes and black out all forms of light. They’re especially good when travelling as, unless you’ve been to your destination before, you can never be sure just how dark your hotel room will be.
Chamomile tea is the most widely used calming drink throughout the world – and that’s for a good reason. For thousands of years people have been using this little flower for its calming and healing properties. Drinking chamomile tea reduces stress, relaxes muscles and aids digestion. That‘s the perfect state of mind for a good night’s sleep, wouldn’t you say?
Sleep therapy pillow
From your favourite songs to the soothing sounds of the ocean… a sleep therapy pillow has in-built speakers, so you can conveniently listen to the tunes that help you drift into a deep sleep.
Wake up light
Rather than waking up abruptly to the sound of an alarm, wake up gradually and feel refreshed with a wake up light. These special lights start producing light 30 minutes before you start to wake up, gradually getting brighter and brighter before it’s finally time to rise. You can even add a friendly beep or birds tweeting, just to ensure you wake up on cue.
Lavender pillow spray
If you’re not calm and relaxed you can forget about getting any sleep. If that sounds like you at bedtime then you should consider trying a pillow spray. You simply spray it on and let it calm your nerves and give you a good night’s sleep.
Comfier pillows and mattresses
If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep don’t overlook the most obvious obstacles: having pillows and a mattress that suit you! Visit your local Bensons for Beds store and you can try our Comfort Station, there’s no easier way to discover what kind of mattress is just right for you.