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We all know that sleep is vital to many aspects of our physical and mental health. If we don’t sleep well, our daily lives can become [link to BLOG TOPIC 2[plagued by sleepiness, aches and pains, mental fogginess and irritability]]. This is why the physical and mental impact of the pillow we choose to sleep on should not to be underestimated. But how do you know if you’re sleeping on the right pillow? Read on to find out.

 

You feel rested and energised enough to easily get through your day

One of the greatest benefits a good night’s rest offers is a feeling of alertness and clarity the following day. When you are consistently receiving quality sleep, you experience better focus, more energy and a greater patience and resilience to daily stresses. On the other hand, if you wake up feeling lethargic, tired and unmotivated it is a clear sign you have not sleep well – and your mattress, pillow or both could be the reason. When we have the perfect balance of comfort and support in our beds, falling asleep becomes natural and seamless – as long as we are practicing good sleep hygiene [link to blog].

 

You wake up without discomfort

We all have mornings when we can’t help but press ‘snooze’ on the alarm. But when you’re receiving quality sleep, you should wake up feeling physically comfortable and refreshed the majority of the time, and pain-free every time. Your body should feel rested and relaxed, without any discomfort, and if you have a strong body clock, you may frequently wake up without or before your alarm. When the getting-up process feels natural and easy, this is a sure sign that you’re comfortable in bed and you’ve had a good sleep. If you wake up sore, stiff or aching – it’s time to take a look at your pillow [link to pillow page].

 

You fall asleep within 20 minutes each night

When you are comfortable and relaxed enough in bed, it should take 20 minutes or less to fall asleep, and you should stay asleep for at least 85 per cent of the night. If you’re finding it takes 30 minutes to an hour or even longer to fall asleep, and you are waking up at intervals during the night, this is an indication that your body is not happy. Take a look at your pillow. Are you getting enough support? Is it too flat? Too high? Too hot?

 

Sleeping on the right pillow can make a noticeable difference to your sleep patterns. Achieving the right level of support for your neck and back while you rest will contribute to you waking up feeling refreshed, and importantly – without discomfort. Learn about how the customisable At Last pillow could be the solution, and which height is right for your sleeping position [here].



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