For many reasons, between 33% and 45% of Australians are suffering from inadequate sleep. Considering we spend a whopping a third of our lives sleeping – its important we give sleeping more thought.
While a healthcare professional will be able to provide you with the tools and advice on a clinical level. This article will provide some tips
which may be help you rest well in the meantime.
Choose natural fibres
Bed experts, like the founder of In Bed, Pip Vassett, stress the importance of opting for 100% natural fibres.
“While synthetic, poly-mix sheets may be a lot cheaper, sleeping in them essentially means you’re lying in man-made, plastic fibres, which makes for a pretty sweaty night’s sleep!” Vassett said.
Pop a plant in your bedroom
Head to your local nursery because the presence of plants has a calming effect which helps to lower anxiety symptoms and stress levels – which lead to better sleep.
If you’re looking to take things a step further, the scent of some plants, such as lavender, are known to enhance sleep.
Invest in a quality mattress
Buying a new mattress can mark a big decision in life – moving out of home, moving in with a partner, upsizing, downsizing… Considering the amount of time we spend sleeping, this purchase is worth every penny, so be picky.
Remove the clutter
removing all clutter from your sleeping quarters to ensure a restful snooze can be important in helping you get those Z’s.
Smart homes may be a delight, but our technology should take a back seat at the end of the day.
Powering down from all devices in the last hour before you go to sleep is crucial for a restful slumber as they all emit blue lights, which restricts your body’s ability to naturally produce the sleep hormone melatonin.