How did you sleep last night? Eight hours of blissful rest, or are you feeling a little jaded and in need of that coffee to perk you up? Many of us experience a rough night from time to time, but if that becomes a habit it can be a nightmare.
Sleep has a big impact on our health and wellbeing, allowing our bodies to repair and recharge, our minds to download memories, and our brains to process the day's info. Continuously disturbed or disrupted sleep can lead to all sorts of problems, from physical issues to a weakened immune system, to anxiety and even depression. At the very least, trudging through a workday when you’re tired is no fun.
So, what is the secret to a good night's sleep? There are lots of things to consider. A set bedtime (and wake time), calming bath, snuggly PJs and soft lighting all help to set a good sleep routine. And as enticing as social media and all that one-tap-away entertainment is – it’s keeping you awake. So, you can definitely forget Pinterest or binge-watching the latest must-see series at 3am!
A quiet, cool, dark room is also an essential and, if you can incorporate some gentle mind-soothing activities into your pre-lights-out routine such as journaling, meditation, yoga or reading a book, it will help to calm your mind ready for rest.
Comfort is key
But there’s no use doing all the prep work if you’re not comfy once you’ve slipped under the sheets – and that’s mainly down to your mattress.
For the people at TEMPUR®, the world’s leading bed company and inventors of the originalmemory foam, improving people's sleep is the reason they get up in the morning (that’s actually their mission statement!).
And while we are talking about missions, the TEMPUR® material that makes their mattresses so special was originally developed for astronauts. Certified by the International Space Foundation, this is NASA tech – rocket science. Originally created to protect spacemen from G-force pressure during lift-off and landing, it now makes sure we sleep better, longer and deeper.
Sleep tech is big bedtime news. You see, when you lie down on a TEMPUR® mattress and pillow the sensation you experience is completely unique to you. The moment you make contact with TEMPUR® material, the viscoelastic cells inside instantly respond to your unique shape, weight and warmth. They change state and adapt to you. So, they’re super comfy and supportive – and a life changer if you suffer from aches and pains.
And bed-sharers – you’ll love this! Because the weight distribution is even, there’s proven pressure relief for your whole body. This reduces tossing and turning, meaning there’s less ‘motion transfer’ so you’ll be less disturbed (by your wriggling partner/child/dog).
TEMPUR® has good pillow talk, too. It’s all about individuality. Pillows can be ergonomic or classic, soft to firm, side sleeper, and neck-pain reducing. Your very own clever cushion to maximise your beauty sleep. And when choosing one you can even search by your preferred sleeping position. In fact, TEMPUR®’s whole range of mattresses, pillows and products are smart – designed so we can all sleep better and wake up refreshed and invigorated.
And, as we spend a third of our lives in bed, it is well worth the investment, especially for our health and wellbeing. Plus, who doesn’t want space-age tech helping them float off to sleep?
Visit TEMPUR® for more.