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5 Ways to Get a Better Sleep

When was the last time you woke up feeling relaxed and refreshed? Consistently falling short on a good night’s rest can take a serious toll on not only your productivity but also your mental and physical well-being. So, it’s important to make simple but important changes to your bedroom. They can have a profound impact on how well you sleep, leaving you feeling mentally sharp, emotionally balanced and full of energy!

1. Check Your Mattress

When was the last time you inspected your mattress? Consider replacing it if you’re checking off the following points:

  • It is older than 7 years
  • It has visible signs of wear and tear
  • You wake up regularly with aches and pains
  • You do not feel rested when you wake

We often do not think of a mattress as being a vital tool for overall health and well-being. In reality, it is one of the most powerful tools since you spend about 1/3 of your day in bed!


2. Tidy Up

Believe it or not, tidying up your bedroom brings health benefits. By simply cutting down on clutter, you can reduce mental and physical stressors that disturb your sleep. Remember to regularly make your bed, clear off your nightstand and pick up anything left on the floor.

 


3. Clean Your Bedding

Changing your bedding may be a nuisance, but a pair of clean sheets provides more than just that nice, crisp feeling. If you could put it under a microscope, you may be a tad surprised and a little freaked out! Almost every bed collects dead skin cells, oils, sweat and dust mites. Washing your bedding at least every two weeks ensures a clean and restful sleep.

 


4. Get Rid of Allergens

Eliminating allergens in the bedroom goes far beyond just changing your bed sheets! Be sure to vacuum regularly and invest in dust mite proof protectors for your pillows and mattresses. This way, you can breathe easier and avoid letting the sniffles affect your precious sleep!


5. Control Natural Light

When it comes time to sleep, embrace the total darkness! Our bodies produce melatonin, which allows us to fall asleep and stay asleep. When sunlight or artificial light disrupts this hormone, less melatonin causes fatigue, anxiety and bad moods. Choose room-darkening blinds or drapes that easily open in the morning!

We've got everything you need to create the sleep sanctuary of your dreams! Get inspired and shop our entire Master Bedroom and Mattress selection.