After a long day, there is nothing like sinking into a comfortable bed and just letting go, relaxing comfortably until you drift off into a peaceful sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t always easy, but thankfully, there are simple remedies to improve your sleep that are proven to be highly effective.
If you are one of those unfortunate people who finds it almost impossible to get comfortable in bed, here are a few tips that might help you to change that. Keep reading to discover six simple remedies to improve your sleep.
Cotton or nothing
If you want to avoid being a hot sweaty mess in bed at any time of year, and if you want to avoid itching skin and allergies from your bed, then you need to invest in the finest quality cotton sheets, and cotton sleepwear too, that you can avoid. Not only is cotton lighter, but it is also one of the most breathable fabrics available, which means air can circulate freely and you can get a comfortable night’s sleep with less sweating and less irritated skin.
Put your foot out
If you find that you are too hot in bed, one simple thing that can help to make you more comfortable is putting one foot outside of the covers. Heat dissipates more quickly through the feet than many other body parts, which means you can cool down and find your perfect sleeping temperature more quickly by doing this. It might sound silly but it really does work.
Give the pillow a hug
Research has shown that, if you hug your pillow in bed your body will be better aligned so you will have fewer aches and pains and find it easier to get a restful night’s sleep. It’s pretty cozy too!
Put in earplugs
If you find it impossible to sleep because you can hear the fridge whirring or the neighbors shouting, then it makes sense to use a set of comfy earplugs (ensure they are suitable for sleeping in) which will muffle the noise, if not get rid of it completely, so you can switch your brain off and drift off in greater comfort than ever before.
Keep it cool
We think that warmer rooms are better for sleeping, but actually cooler rooms are better for helping us to get comfortable and drift off. Ideally, your room should be no more than 65 degrees if you want a restful night’s sleep. So, if it’s any higher than that, turn the thermostat down.
Wash the sheets
Washing your sheets regularly will ensure that they’re fresh and comfortable for you because let’s face it, no one wants to sleep on dirty sticky sheets, so once a week at least from now on!
As you can see, getting comfortable in bed is more achievable than you might think, so be sure to put a few of these ideas into action when you hit the sack tonight!