Fall Back In Love With Sleep
With Valentine’s Day upon us, it’s the perfect time to think about how to reignite the flame…with sleep! From aches and pains to racing thoughts to an old, lumpy mattress – there are many reasons why you may not be sleeping as well as you once did. That’s why we’re sharing some simple tips and tricks here to help you rediscover the joy of a good night’s sleep.
Give Your Bedroom Some TLC
Your bedroom should a sanctuary for rest and recovery, which means it should be free from distractions and set up to promote relaxation and comfort. The good news is that you don’t have to commit to a complete bedroom makeover! Rather, these small changes can make a huge difference: remove clutter from clothes, boxes, and other items that are taking up space; make sure you have curtains or drapes that are blocking out artificial light at night; designate a space to place your smartphone when you go to bed to remove the temptation of late-night scrolling; add affordable relaxation elements like an essential oil diffuser.
Upgrade Your Sleep Comfort
An uncomfortable mattress is one of the most common culprits when it comes to poor sleep. If your mattress is making sleep difficult, or if it’s more than 10 years old, then it’s time for an upgrade. Mattress technology has improved significantly in recent years, so now you can find a comfortable, supportive, temperature-regulating mattress without breaking the bank. For example, our Primerest Hybrid collection offers three levels of comfort (firm, medium, and plus) to make selection easy – and at surprisingly affordable prices. And, don’t forget to upgrade your pillows and bedding while you are at it.
Create a New Bedtime Ritual
Racing thoughts and anxious minds often make it difficult to fall and stay asleep. Creating a relaxing ritual to engage in before bedtime can help unwind your body and mind to prepare you for the restful sleep you need. Some of our favorites: taking a warm bath, listening to relaxing music, writing in a journal, or doing gentle yoga and meditation. You’ll find that a little pre-bedtime self-care goes a long way when it comes to better sleep.
Accountability can make all the difference when it comes to starting a new habit, and this includes prioritizing sleep! Enlisting a significant other, friend, or family member to check in with you weekly on your sleep routine can help you stay on track – and hold yourself accountable for any small slip-ups. The best part is that you can help them accomplish their sleep goals in return.
It's never too late to bring that spark back to your relationship with sleep! With a few small lifestyle changes, you could find yourself going to bed earlier, falling asleep faster, and waking up feeling more energized. And before you know it, you’ll remember why you fell in love with sleep in the first place.