Getting a good night’s sleep is vital – sleep helps our bodies repair, it boosts our immune system and means we are refreshed the next day, physically as well as mentally.
Just a single poor night’s sleep can have an impact: research has shown that athlete’s cardiovascular capabilities drop by more than 10 per cent if they fail to get a restful night’s sleep.
So to ensure that we can stay well rested and ready for the day ahead, try these 3 key sleep tips and upgrade your sleep habits tonight!
Exercising regularly during the day can be a great way to help your body naturally drift off to sleep at night. Why not try a brisk walk or jog through one of these picturesque Yorkshire routes, or take a look at your local leisure centres for a more varied list of activities that can get you moving!
Not only can exercising help you get better quality sleep, but you should also feel less stress and a clearer mind, which will help you get to sleep faster, and will stop you from waking up as much in the middle of the night.
Try To Avoid Tech Before Bed
Many modern screens omit blue light which can keep your mind active rather than let it begin to wind down. To drift off to sleep nice and easily, try to avoid using your tech or looking at screens for around an hour before going to bed. Good alternatives can be reading a good book, listening to a podcast or listening to some relaxing music. If you find you can’t sleep and have a racing mind, try going to another room to read for 20 minutes and then return to your bedroom to try falling asleep again.
If you can’t avoid screens before bed, many devices now have a “night mode” which can be enabled to reduce the amount of blue light given off by their screens, therefore allowing your body to release the melatonin hormone to help you get ready to sleep.
Make Sure You Have A Comfortable, Supportive Mattress
Many people buy mattresses after sitting on them for just a few minutes in a busy shop. Leesa Sleep don’t believe that this is the right way to buy a mattress, and helped pioneer the 100-night risk-free trial mattress buying model in the UK.
As a Leesa customer, you have 100 nights to trial the mattress in the comfort of your own home, and if you feel you are not sleeping better within the 100 night period, Leesa will arrange collection of the mattress and provide a full refund.
The Leesa mattress, made in the UK, has three premium foam layers specially designed to meet the needs of individual body shapes and sleeping styles:
-The 15cm base foam layer provides strength, durability and structure,
-The 5cm memory foam middle layer delivers body contouring and pressure relief.
-The top layer ensures air flows through, to help prevent over-heating and providing the right degree of ‘bounce’.
Leesa mattress has been commended by a range of respected UK organisations and publications, including: Which? Best Buy, Good Housekeeping Institute Approved, Men’s Health Lab Approved, Evening Standard Best Top Pick.
The Leesa mattress has received over 12,000 five star reviews worldwide, with 85 per cent of customers awarding their mattress four or five stars.
Leesa UK’s One-Ten programme donates a custom made mattress to organisations helping the homeless or at-risk men, women and children; for every ten sold. Since Leesa launched in 2015, more than 30,000 mattresses have been donated worldwide.
Reading to take your first steps on the journey to a better night’s sleep?
Find out more about the Leesa mattress and the Leesa One-Ten programme at www.leesa.co.uk