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Sleep Hygiene 101: Habits for a More Productive Tomorrow

Ever feel like you’re dragging through your day, despite getting enough “sleep”? The quality of your sleep is just as important as the quantity. At The Bed Centre, we believe a good night’s rest starts with the perfect mattress, but it doesn’t end there! This guide will introduce you to essential sleep hygiene practices, alongside highlighting how the right mattress can make all the difference.


  1. Bedroom Environment: Your Sleep Sanctuary
  • Temperature Control is Key: A cool bedroom, ideally between 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5-19.4 degrees Celsius), promotes deeper sleep.
  • Darkness for Deeper Sleep: Invest in blackout curtains or an eye mask to block out light. A dark environment signals to your body it’s time to wind down and produce melatonin, the sleep hormone.
  • Minimise Nighttime Noise: Ear plugs or a white noise machine can drown out distracting sounds, allowing you to drift off to sleep peacefully.
  • The Foundation of Great Sleep: Your Mattress – Choosing the right mattress is crucial for proper spinal alignment and pressure relief. 


At The Bed Centre, our sleep specialists can help you find the perfect mattress for your body type and sleep style, to ensure you get the support and comfort you need for a restful night.


  1. Technology: Power Down for Power Up Tomorrow
  • Blue Light Blues: Avoid electronic devices with blue light emission before bed, as it can disrupt sleep cycles. 
  • Stimulating Content: Refrain from watching television, working on computers, or using smartphones for at least an hour before sleep. Pick up a relaxing book or try light stretches instead.
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Keep electronics away from your bed to avoid the temptation to check them during the night.


  1. Relaxation Techniques: Train Your Mind and Body for Sleep
  • Develop a Calming Routine: Establish a relaxing bedtime routine that signals to your body it’s time to wind down. This could include taking a warm bath, reading a book, or practising light stretches.
  • Mindfulness and Meditation: Mindfulness practices like meditation can help quiet the mind and promote relaxation before sleep. Consider using meditation apps specifically designed for sleep.
  • Deep Breathing Exercises: Deep breathing exercises can slow your heart rate and ease anxiety, promoting better sleep.


By incorporating these sleep hygiene practices and investing in the perfect mattress from The Bed Centre, you can create an environment conducive to quality sleep. We have a great selection of mattresses and beds for sale. Wake up feeling refreshed, energised, and ready to take on the day with increased productivity!

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