Posted by Laura Main,
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
As sleep lovers, we are always interested learning about how to get the perfect sleep – all night every night. After investing in your ultimate mattress here are some tips to help you sleep soundly…
Your bedroom should be beautiful, quiet and uncluttered. Move computers, work papers and exercise bikes into another room – they’ll only remind you of chores or even make you worry.
Prepare yourself for sleep by indulging in a good book, listening to relaxing music, having a bath with lavender or lighting a scented candle. It is essential to avoid big meals, brandies and espressos before bedtime. Instead try a chamomile tea or Horlicks for something much more soothing.
Really indulge in silk or bushed cotton PJ’s (I love this pair from Hush) a hot water bottle, cashmere throws and an essential Hungarian goose down duvet. I have recently been relaxing with our new Cochine collection of candles; the beautiful smell instantly relaxes and creates a luxurious feel in your bedroom. These will soon send you off to the land of nod.
Get in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle by establishing a consistent bedtime and wake up schedule. Random sleep patterns will only confuse your body, creating the equivalent of mini jetlag. If you need to make up for lost sleep take a power nap, but for no longer than 40 minutes.
According to research the colder the room you sleep in the greater the chances are that you will have a nightmare. So keep cosy with bed socks to keep those bad dreams at bay.