A proper deep sleep is often elusive. Whether you have a problem drifting off, wake up far too early, have aches and pains in the morning or just feel like you haven’t had a satisfactory sleep, it sometimes feels like there just isn’t an answer. But have you explored all avenues? Here are a few small changes you can make to your routine and bedroom that could make a huge difference…
A Proper Bedtime Routine
How many times have you nodded off on the sofa, woken up far too late, and then dragged yourself to bed without relaxing properly? Too many times, we’re guessing. This isn’t the best start if you’re after a good night’s rest because it may take you ages to fall back to sleep again, or that lack of self-care will mean you wake up feeling drab as well as knackered.
The first step is to recognise the signs when you start to feel tired. Don’t be tempted to curl up on the sofa and take yourself to bed before it’s too late. But before you climb under the duvet, you need a bit of looking after and maybe this is the time in introduce a skincare routine to get you in a most restful frame of mind if you haven’t done already. A little self-care goes a long way and using the right products can make a world of difference. You could treat yourself with a few luxury skincare items with L’Occitane promo codes, but there’s no need to spend heaps on this sort of thing if you don’t want to – retailers like Superdrug now do really affordable, effective ranges for many different skin types. And once you find the right combination of products, your skin (and you) will feel so much better in the morning.
Upgrade That Mattress
If your bad night’s sleep is down to a poor quality mattress, this could have worse consequences that just tiredness. Back pain can overshadow your lifestyle, so don’t dismiss it as something you need to put up with. Getting rid of a poor mattress could well be the solution, and these days there are lots of online deals and discounts that can make even the best quality ones much more affordable. Silentnight discount codes are well-known for supplying high quality and affordable mattresses and bedding. Their site is also a great resource for information on buying the best mattress for you. Take time to read up on all the different options and their expert advice guides before you make your final decision, and you may well give yourself the good shot of getting rid of that back pain. And even if you don’t suffer from back pain, what’s wrong with wanting a new mattress just to be more comfortable at night? Nothing whatsoever.
Don’t Let the Light In
Some of us need a bit of help getting up in the morning, but others have the opposite problem, literally waking at the crack of dawn when there’s really no need. Or maybe your bedroom window is situated directly beneath a very annoying and very bright street light - useful when you’re on the actual street, not so much when you’re trying to block out the light in the evening. There is a simple solution to all these problems – blackout blinds. And these days, blackout blinds don’t literally mean pitch-black blinds – not many people really want pitch black blinds as part of their bedroom décor, after all.
Quality blind retailers such as 247 Blinds offer blackout lining as an optional extra on a huge choice of their blind designs and fabrics, so you don’t have to compromise when it comes to interiors. And blinds are usually a much more affordable option compared to curtains (and much easier to put up), especially when you use 247 Blinds discount vouchers. So, if you require complete darkness in the mornings (or lighter summer evenings), making this small change to your bedroom could be the answer.
Of course, they may be other issues at work that can cause a lack of sleep but making a few minor adjustments to your surroundings and/or routine could work wonders. For more health-related solutions, take a look at the Health and Beauty page on My Favourite Voucher Codes to see what offers are currently available and if there are any other products that might be able to help.
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By Anna Scott, 28th September 2018