7 Snug tips on how to get a good night’s sleep


At snuginteriors we’ve made it our mission to get people sleeping better. Why is sleep so important? It’s when our bodies restore and revive. Quite simply, sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing.

At snuginteriors we understand more than most the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. We are a bed specialist focusing on the importance of high quality products for a comfortable and supportive environment in which to sleep. We love helping our clients to get more zzzs. For the ultimate night’s sleep why not follow our 7 top Snug sleep tips.

1 – Your mattress

It goes without saying that an old lumpy mattress won’t be helping you to get the best night’s rest. A good mattress has a lifespan of around 8-10 years, but unsurprisingly many of us are sleeping on mattresses much older than that. Over time mattresses begin to sag and lose their shape. With dips and lumps to contend with, it’s really no wonder we spend more time tossing and turning than sleeping.

Dustmites and allergens also accumulate in mattresses over time, so if you are struggling with allergies, asthma or any respiratory conditions, a new mattress could make all the difference. We’d recommend Hypnos or Vispring as the best mattresses for a luxuriously good night’s rest.

2 – Your bed linen

Just as with your mattress, the quality of your bed linen can also make a huge difference to the environment you are sleeping in. Cotton bed linen is best. It’s a pure, natural material that is breathable and soft on the skin. It also lasts much longer than synthetic materials.

3 – Your window treatments

How dark your room is plays an important role in how well you sleep. The absence of light sends a message to the body that it is time to rest. Light exposure interferes with the body’s internal sleep clock. Blackout blinds are a great idea and will make sure your sleep isn’t disturbed by early sunlight.

4 – Digital detox

So much has been written about the effect of digital devices on sleep. Not only do the chimes of late night texts, emails and social media posts interrupt sleep, the low-level blue light emitted by screens and mobile phones also interferes with your sleep/wake cycle. Ditch the digital devices from the bedroom and avoid using tablets and mobiles, or watching TV, at least one hour before bed-time. What can you do instead? Take a cool shower, or read a real book.

5 – De-clutter

It’s all too easy for the bedroom to become a dumping ground for odds and bits that don’t have a storage space anywhere else in the home. But, a calm, clutter-free bedroom is key to a good night’s sleep. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary. Take action and free yourself from bedroom clutter. Review storage and clear out old clothes and beauty products.

6 – Sleep wellbeing tricks

Practise mindfulness. Often the thought of not being able to sleep impacts on the ability to actually fall asleep. Notice thoughts and welcome emotions. Don’t try to push them away as that will only further fuel any anxiety. Try gentle stretching before bed.

Perhaps drink a cup of herbal tea, such as chamomile. Limit caffeine intake to morning and early afternoon. Avoid alcohol. Also, don’t go to bed hungry. It’s not a good idea to eat a large meal close to bed-time. A small sleep-inducing snack, such as a handful of almonds or a few oatcakes is fine.

7 – Routine

Sticking to the same bed-time routine and going to bed and waking up at the same time each day will help to set your body’s internal clock and should optimise the quality of your sleep. A good wind-down routine before you go to bed is a great idea.

Posted by Charlotte Symondson
2nd November 2019

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