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I've Got a New Mattress - Why Can’t I Sleep?

November 04, 2015


I've Got a New Mattress - Why Can’t I Sleep?

So you have just bought a brand new mattress, you are super excited about getting it home and fitting it with that premium duvet cover and then having the best night’s sleep ever - except it's 2 o’clock and you still can’t sleep. We take a closer look at a few things that might be getting in the way of your perfect night’s sleep on a new Bed King Mattress.

Remember set bedtimes? Unless you have children, bedtimes are a thing of distant memory, but they are there for a reason: establishing a routine. By teaching children that their minds and bodies need to shut down at a set time you are actually helping to create a healthy sleep pattern. The problem is that as we get older and start climbing the corporate ladder, our sleeping patterns become erratic due to work and stress. This throws off our natural body clock - our 24 circadian rhythm - and keeps you up at night.The solution? Regular sleep patterns with at least 7 hours of sleep if you are over 20 and 8 hours if you are still in school.

There is nothing like a toasty bed to climb into in the middle of winter. Warm blankets and even an electric blanket can create a cozy bed heaven while the wind and the rain howls outside. But sleeping in a hot bed, or a cold bed for that matter, isn’t always a great idea. When you sleep your core body temperature changes and if your bed is too cold you lose too much heat and if it is too warm you can’t lose enough - either way you’ll end up restless and struggle to get a good night’s sleep. The solution? Apparently 18 degrees is the perfect bed temperature - but this can vary depending on season and sleeper. Read more about getting the right bed temperature here.

If you frequently are having trouble sleeping, maybe it is time to rethink the amount of coffee that you have during the day. Stimulating drinks such as energy drinks, coffee and even soft drinks all have large amounts of sugar and caffeine in them that will keep you up all night. Solve this by cutting out unhealthy drinks, limit coffee after lunch and maybe even switch to decaf. You should also limit excessive alcohol intake and avoid certain foods such as nuts and cheeses before sleep and rather eat these foods.

You are not going to like this, but you should turn your phone off at night. Many people leave their phones on at night and wake up frequently when a text or alert comes through. Even if you don’t wake up completely, your mind will subconsciously associate the sound with work or friends and interrupt your sleep cycle without you noticing it - until the morning that is, when you wake up and don’t feel rejuvenated.


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