During this difficult time, when quantity of sleep is compromised, it had never been more important to improve the quality of sleep. Today, I'd like to share with you some tips for a good night's sleep that I've picked up along the way.
|Frankie knows good sleep|
2. Invest in a good mattress. Two years ago, Stu and I replaced our ten year old mattress with a brand new good quality one with a pillowtop...and I have never been more glad for it. A good firm mattress makes all the difference in the quality of sleep and it was only when we replaced the old one that we realised how soft and sagging it was! With so many different mattresses in the market, it can be a daunting task to pick the right one. Sleepmaker has a handy mattress selector to help you make the right choice for your needs.
3. Wear natural fabrics to sleep. About five years ago, I made the decision to only wear and buy clothes made of natural fabrics. Think soft cotton, airy linen, luxurious silk, cashmere or pure wool. I'm not being a snob! Let me explain to you why: natural fabrics help to regulate body temperature and draws moisture (ie. sweat) away from the body, they are also softer and therefore more comfortable and therefore will aid a good night's sleep.
4. Drink a glass of milk before bed. Don't laugh! Even though I'm a mum now, I'm still childlike in the sense that I always have a glass of milk before bed. I think it brings back fond childhood memories of when my mum used to tuck me into bed. Also it keeps me prevents me from getting hungry when feeding bub late at night.
5. Fresh bedsheets. There is nothing more pleasing than tucking into crisp, freshly cleaned sheets. Is it psychological? Probably...but it definitely works in lulling me into sleep.
Do you have any tips for a good night's sleep to share too?