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SLEEP SOUNDLY

Kids | Teenagers | Adults | Seniors

A good night's sleep means you wake up refreshed, energised and ready to face the day. And because we sleep for around eight hours every night, we spend around one-third of our lives in bed. So it’s important to choose the right bed. A Sealy Posturepedic bed provides you with the perfect balance of support and comfort for the ultimate night's sleep.

10 Tips for a Better Sleep

  • Go to bed and get up at consistent times every day, including weekends
  • Get regular exercise, but not too close to bedtime
  • Drink less (or preferably no) caffeine, especially in afternoons; avoid alcohol before going to bed
  • Sleep on a good bed - click here to find a great bed
  • Don’t smoke
  • Avoid heavy meals close to bedtime
  • Develop a sleep ritual - try a warm bath before bed or listen to some quiet music
  • Ensure your bedroom is comfortable, dark and quiet
  • Your bed is made for sleeping - avoid doing everything else in bed (like working, eating, etc…)
  • If you can't get to sleep after 30 minutes, get out of bed and have some warm milk or chamomile tea, then try again.

The Foundation for Great Sleep

Some people change house or car more often than they change their mattress or pillows. But your bed plays a much bigger role in your health and welfare and the key element is comfort. If you’re uncomfortable it can be harder to get to sleep and you will toss and turn more.

Ask yourself, does your mattress provide enough support? Do you wake with an aching back? Is there room for you and your sleep partner? How well do you sleep when you’re away from home?

What Does Your Bed Mean to You?

If you can fall asleep easily on your couch or chair but it’s difficult to fall asleep in your own bed, you may be associating your bed with everything but sleep. Do you use your bed for work? To watch television? This tells your body to be alert in bed, not to go to sleep.

Learn to use your bed only for sleep and follow a regular wake up schedule. Initially, remain in bed only for the hours you actually sleep. As you get in to the habit of good sleep, increase your time in bed by 15 to 30 minutes a night.

Reclaiming Your Bed for Sleep

  • Use your bed only for sleep
  • Choose a mattress that is comfortable and supports your body
  • Get into bed only when you're tired
  • If you don't fall asleep within 15 to 30 minutes, get out of bed; when you are sleepy, go back to bed
  • When you are in bed, don't dwell on not sleeping; think relaxing thoughts: picture yourself relaxed in a warm bath, or drifting to sleep, every muscle relaxed.