In case you haven’t heard, March is National Bed Month. Organised by The Sleep Council, National Bed Month aims to remind us why a good night’s sleep is great for your health. To celebrate National Bed Month, we’re running a competition on our Facebook page to win an Emma Bridgewater linen pack, with your choice of styles. A prize that would usually retail at £79, so jump over to Facebook now.

Bedco believe in the importance of getting the sleep you need, so we’re big supporters of National Bed Month.

How to Have a Great Night’s Sleep

The Sleep Council are absolutely right in their assertion that a good night’s sleep is extremely important, there are a number of somewhat surprising health benefits:

  • Sleeping can improve your memory
  • A great sleeping pattern is said to increase your lifespan
  • Lack of sleep contributes to depression, whereas a good night’s sleep can decrease anxiety
  • Sleeping is said to help you maintain a healthy weight
  • Sleeping well can reduce stress and give you better control of your blood pressure

But how do you get that elusive great night’s sleep?

Routine, Routine, Routine

It’s very important that you support your body’s natural rhythm. Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day. Be realistic about your bedtime, ensure it works with your lifestyle and stick to it as much as possible. If you find yourself needing an alarm clock to wake up, then you may need to go to bed earlier.

Avoid Bright Screens

When you’re trying to get to sleep, TVs, tablets and phones are your worst enemy. Any light at night can interfere with your sleeping pattern, but the blue lighting from electronics is by far the worst. It can prevent your brain from switching off properly.

Get Some Exercise

Studies have shown that getting some exercise is vital to a good night’s sleep. Exercise speeds up your metabolism and elevates body temperature, so exercising vigorously just before you go to bed can interfere with your sleep pattern. However, consistent exercise at reasonable times can make a big difference to a relaxed state of mind.

Snack Don’t Binge

Eating a large meal before you sleep will not help you sleep, in fact, it can leave you feeling very uncomfortable. However, a small snack, like a bowl of cereal, half a sandwich or some fruit, is no bad thing and can help to relax you… Just stay away from the cheese!

Sleeping well is a vital part of your wellbeing, so make sure your bedroom is a comfortable place to be and you look forward to getting the rest that you need.

If you would like to discuss any of our products, get in touch with the Bedco team today. You can contact us on 01624 624311 or use our contact form.