10 Jan 2019
Some like it cool
‘Some like it hot’, to quote Marilyn Monroe, although many studies have shown that keeping it cooler under the sheets is the key to a better night’s sleep. Keeping the temperature cooler at night allows you to drift off faster and deeper to the land of nod. We may no longer be in the summer months but not all of us just struggle in the 30-degree heat, night sweats and hot flushes can happen all year round. Try to invest in cooler bedding and nightwear, take a cool shower or bath before bed and keep a cold glass of water by the bed for good measure.
Get your head down
Your head is the most important part of your body so doesn’t it not make sense to have a pillow that is truly luxury for your noggin? So, what is the perfect pillow? Well at the end of the day it is down to personal choice. Some people prefer firm pillows, some prefer medium, while others opt for soft that decision is yours. It is important to keep in mind that if you do suffer from night sweats, certain pillows can retain heat interrupting your sleep. Our CoolSoft Pillow offers medium support combined with cool-to-the-touch fabric to keep you comfortable and cooler at night.
Stick to a schedule
Sticking to a sleep schedule can be hard, especially when you get caught up binge watching your favourite shows on Netflix! ‘Just one more episode’, famous last words, right? By the time Friday rolls around you’re crawling out of bed and tripping up over those eye bags! Set yourself a cut-off point and stick to it! We need 7-9 hours sleep to feel our best and take on the world, make sure you’re ready for it!
Everyone has been there, the late afternoon drag at work where a boost of caffeine helps you through to the end of the working day, however, this could be affecting you more than you realise. Caffeine after 2pm could really be affecting your sleep, so adopt a new habits and cut it down! We aren’t saying going cold turkey is the best action, but track what you drink and steadily reduce your intake. Switch your coffee after 2pm for a camomile or a fruit tea instead, and I you should start to notice a difference.
Black it out
Who else falls asleep with the TV on in the background? Or gets into bed and ends up scrolling through your phone for hours on end? Artificial light can cue your brain to wake up and spring back into action. This limits melatonin release and makes it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep! Turn the gadgets off an hour before bedtime and keep them off. You will drift off much faster and easier and be thankful for it in the morning.
We know our CoolSoft Mattress Topper and Pillow can help with two of these points offering an instant cool-to-the-touch feel with our innovative high-performance fabric. Our CoolSoft technology has been developed by adding fine particles of mica ore crystals to the fibre melt spinning process, creating fibres which are then layered to form a cool function yarn that can help reduce those night sweats and keep you cooler at night. Both our toppers and pillows are extremely comfortable offering that new level of luxury to your sleeping environment that you deserve.
The rest, I’m afraid, is up to you…