National Bed Month: 7 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

March is National Bed Month a campaign organised by The Sleep Council.   Here at More Than Mobility we are promoting getting a good night’s sleep for National Bed Month by offering promotions on our new electric adjustable beds and bed accessories to help make your existing bed more comfortable.

Sleep. We all do it, but many of us don’t do it well. A good night’s rest is essential to a healthy existence, protecting you physically and mentally as well as boosting your quality of life. Unfortunately, many of us struggle to fall asleep, have bad dreams, can’t wake up in the morning and then feel constantly tired!

Fortunately, there are many practical ways to improve your sleeping habits. Find out our advice on sleep with the following seven steps.

1)     Your Bedroom – in order to get a restful night’s sleep you need the right setting, which means a clean, peaceful and welcoming room.

  • When it’s time for bed, make your room completely dark.
  • Maintain an ambient temperature in your room. If you’re too hot or too cold, you won’t sleep soundly.
  • A tidy room makes for a tidy mind… and a restful night’s sleep!
  • Say no to technology in the bedroom! That means avoiding televisions and computers.
  • LED displays are particularly troublesome when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. When it’s time to snooze, switch off your mobile phone, tablet, and any alarm clocks with a digital display.
  • Avoid treating your bedroom like an extension of the rest of your house. That means you shouldn’t use it for work, watching TV, eating, and even talking on the phone.
  • Add special touches to the space, which will help you feel more connected and peaceful. Family photographs, plants, flowers and ornaments will help to create a room that’s pleasant and relaxing.
  • Avoid using certain colours when decorating. Remember that bright reds, yellows and oranges are jarring, while browns and whites are boring and drab. Instead, choose soft, muted tones that will make you feel calm.
  • Certain smells can affect your mood, helping you to feel more calm and relaxed. Lavender and germanium are naturally calming, so invest in some essential oils to help you drift off.

2)     Your Bed – The foundation of a great night’s sleep is a comfortable bed. The right bed and mattress can make a huge difference between a restful and restless night.  If you regularly wake up with aches and pains, it’s probably time to change your bed or mattress.

3)     Your Lifestyle – there are simple ways to adjust your lifestyle to promote a better night’s sleep.

  • Reduce the intensity of artificial light in your home by using dimmer switches or low wattage bulbs.
  • Maintain a regular bedtime routine and sleep pattern.
  • Use a hot water bottle if you get cold.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine before bed.
  • Switch off your tech a couple of hours before bedtime – that includes your phone!
  • Empty your bladder before bed, and try not to consume too many liquids before you sleep.
  • Don’t nap during the day.

4)     Diet - what you eat, and when it comes to getting a restful night’s sleep, food and drink you consume has a drastic effect. The best foods for sleep include milk, cherries, chicken and rice, while fatty meat, curry and alcohol are some of the worst. Some people choose not to eat after 6pm, as late meals can make it difficult to sleep.

5)     Sports and exercise can help you to enjoy a better quality of sleep. Working out effectively can tire your body out gently, promoting a better night’s sleep. Releasing pent up tension through exercise is also highly beneficial, helping to banish stress before bedtime. Exercising also lowers your body’s temperature, which induces better sleep. However, there are several things to keep in mind when exercising to improve your sleeping habits.

6)     Stress and Worry: Scientists have found a direct correlation between anxiety and rhythm of sleep. When a person is anxious, their heart rate increases, which causes the brain to ‘race’, too. An alert mind produces beta waves, making you far too stimulated to sleep. To make matters worse, an active brain triggers other worries, so it’s even harder to achieve sleep.

7) Relaxation & Other Therapies – many of us lead stressful lives. Demanding jobs, long hours and active families all contribute to a hectic lifestyle, and that’s not helped by the intense media that surrounds us. These elements make it very difficult to wind down, but fortunately there are a few relaxation techniques that can help promote a deep, restful sleep including learning how to Relax your body, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) just before you go to sleep.

To ensure you get a good night’s rest; here at More Than Mobility we have a array of mobility bed products for you to choose from including our range of single, double, king and super king sized adjustable beds.  Our electric adjustable beds are specifically designed for anyone who struggles to get in and out of bed or who finds it difficult to get comfortable once they are in bed.

Prices start from as little as £398 with a choice of designs and styles to suit your bedroom.


Bed Accessories:  help make your existing bed more comfortable!

  • Wave Pillow: supports neck and shoulders and provides restful sleep.  £9.99
  • Lambswool Fleece: offers pressure relief and comfort to prevent pressure sores.  From £10.83
  • Kylie Washable Bedsheets:  soft quilted washable bed protection from leakage or spillage.  From £20.99
  • Bed & Chair Raisers: raises the height of your bed.   £20.99
  • Bamboo Bed Tray: bed tray suitable for reading, writing or eating.  £24.99
  • Mattress Protector: dust mites & allergy mattress protector and repels liquids and protects your mattress:  £24.99
  • High Vision Reading Lamps: designed to help reading and reduce headaches and eye strain.  Table or floor versions.  From £32.99
  • Deluxe Overbed Table: twin top table and anti slip lipped edge to stop papers, jigsaws slipping off the edge.  £48.99
  • Harley Leg Raiser: supports back of knee and heel and removes pressure from lower back.   £50.99
  • Bed Cane: assists with sitting up and getting in and out of bed.  £99.00

Do take a look at our website for the full range of adjustable beds or bed accessories or alternatively feel free to call us on 0800 046 3949 for help and advice on getting a good night’s sleep.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

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