5 Reasons Your Sleep Quality Is In Decline

 Having a good night’s sleep isn’t just important for our health, but our overall happiness and productivity. If you’re struggling to get to sleep in good time at night, find yourself waking up countless times, or are simply getting less sleep than you used to, it could be time to switch up your nighttime routine (or mattress!)

Here, we’re taking a closer look at the top 5 reasons why your sleep quality may be in decline and what you can do about it.

1. Your Mattress Needs Replacing

If you’ve had your mattress for 6 to 8 years, then it could be time to replace it! You may be experiencing poor sleep due to overuse, meaning that it no longer works the way it used to. Sagging, noise and smell are all key indicators that your mattress needs to be replaced.

If you’re unsure which mattress is perfect for you, start by determining your desired mattress firmness to meet your needs (such as if you require greater support to relieve pain). The helix midnight mattress is one of many favorites!

2. You’re Spending Too Much Time On Your Phone

Spending prolonged time on your phone or another mobile device before bed may also be impacting your sleep quality. Going on your phone before bed actually stimulates the brain rather than relaxing it, possibly keeping you wide awake until the early hours. Instead of reading the latest Facebook updates, try reading a book instead.

3. You Don’t Have A Schedule

It sounds simple, but having a sleeping schedule really will help you get a better night’s sleep. Begin by going to bed at the same time each evening, and gradually pull your bedtime back to a suitable time such as 10-11 pm if you’re known to stay awake until the early hours. Your body will get used to your new night routine over time, making it easier to fall asleep when you want to.

4. You’re Stressed

Stress and anxiety are two key factors that keep many of us awake for hours on end at night. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, try meditating. Meditating is the best way to find your inner peace, giving you time to focus on yourself without any outside distractions. A few minutes of meditation before bed can make all the difference. Give it a go tonight!

5. You’re Consuming Too Much Caffeine

There’s nothing like a warm drink before bed, particularly in the winter, but did you know that it may be the cause of your restless nights? Instead of drinking coffee before bed, swap to a decaffeinated alternative to help make sure you can drift off into a cozy sleep. You could also try other replacements such as mint or chamomile tea which helps to ease anxiety and boost your immunity.

If you’re experiencing broken sleep, even for the last few nights, we strongly suggest giving one (or all) of our recommendations above. Let us know which was your favorite!

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