Bedtime preparations that help you get sleep fit! – part 3

This is the third and final part of a series we have been running on what it takes to get ‘Sleep fit.’ After all, sleep is a vital part of everyone’s fitness regime – or at least it should be because if you are not sleeping well, you will never be 100% healthy. 

In part 1 we spoke about adopting good sleep habits, like sticking to a regular sleep routine, avoiding caffeine and alcohol before bedtime, napping too late in the day – and also not exercising too close to bedtime.

In part 2, we spoke of the importance of your sleep environment and this included blocking out distracting noises, not watching TV too close to bedtime, reserving the bedroom only for sleep and bedroom occupations – and of course, using comfortable bedding which includes sleeping on a great mattress! 

Bedtime preparations matter!

This article deals with another important aspect of sleep which is the bedtime preparations that help you get sleep fit! So, what kinds of things would these be?

Cut the electronics

Just like TVs and blue screens of any kind, it is also not a good idea to take your electronic devices to bed like your cell phone, or any other type. It is said that in fact anything that makes one engage with it (even reading a Kindle) can be distracting and keep you awake. The bedroom is not a place to engage but to disengage from the activities of the day.

Try meditation

Rather than do things to stimulate the senses, try things that relax you and switch your mind off to the things you may be concerned about. Worry, particularly in the case of women (who tend to worry more) is one of the most significant reasons for lack of sleep and it needs to be nipped in the bud before bedtime!

Have a light snack

You will obviously not want to have a heavy meal, alcohol, or caffeine just before bedtime, but a light snack like a banana or a glass of warm milk can be good and assist you to have a better night’s sleep.

Finding your ideal sleeping position

Find a position that makes you feel most comfortable and more likely to drop off, then stick to it! If your partner wants to cuddle but it’s not a good sleeping position for you then offer to cuddle in the morning! Getting your full night’s sleep is essential so don’t compromise it.

About that great mattress!

When it comes to finding the right mattress to sleep on it’s a no-brainer. Truform mattresses are not only affordable and come in a wide range to choose from, but they have the highest gauge wire and highest spring count in every mattress and an additional comfort layer under the quilting that makes their mattresses firmer, more comfortable, and orthopedically superior.    Contact us if you would like more information, or test a Truform today at a store near you. We have your sleep at heart and hope that these articles have helped you to find better ways to get sleep fit!