Falling asleep (and staying that way) can feel like a nightly challenge to many of us. But there are steps you can take to increase your odds of making this a reality, night after night. Sticking to a bedtime routine, creating an optimal sleeping environment and choosing the right pillow for your body are all good places to start.
Create a relaxing bedtime routine
The hours leading up to our bedtime should be the most relaxing part of our day. Just as many of us rely on a morning routine or work schedule to make sense of our days, the body needs routine to function at its best. We can give ourselves the best chance of sleeping deeply and restfully by creating evening habits that, over time, become automatic and signal to our brains when it’s time to wind down and switch off for the day. Create the perfect bedtime routine by avoiding eating and screen time for the two hours before bed, having a hot, relaxing shower or bath and ending the day with 20 minutes or so of light reading in bed.
Set up the ideal sleeping environment
Creating the ideal sleeping environment starts with taking a good look at your bedroom. That means noticing everything from the amount of light and the temperature in the room to the feel of your linens, the quality of your mattress and the comfort of your pillow. Need some help? Find out exactly what your bedroom needs to become a sleep-inducing sanctuary. We spend a third of lives in bed, so it makes sense that the space we spend this time in should be somewhere that we are proud of and truly enjoy. Investing in a good-quality mattress will have a big impact on your ability to sleep well. When choosing the right mattress, it’s true that different bodies need different mattresses. Factors like your size, weight and most common sleeping position are all important considerations. When finding the right one for you, keep in mind that it should feel really supportive, but not so firm that it hurts your hips or shoulders. Another factor that will influence your ability to sleep well is the quality of your linen. If there’s something we can’t stress enough, it’s that making the change to top-quality linen is a game-changer. You want to make your bed an enticing, comforting place to spend time.
Sleep on a pillow you can personalise to your body
One of the most fundamental steps you can take that will improve the quality of your sleep is to invest in a top-quality pillow that provides your head and neck with the right amount of support to fully relax overnight. Étienne Home’s At Last pillow features a height-adjustable memory foam Comfort Core that provides three different levels of support, allowing you to tailor your pillow’s profile to your body’s needs. You also want to ensure you are sleeping on linen and pillows that are made from High-quality, breathable material, such as the premium 100% cotton sateen found in our At Last pillow.
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