Top 6 Tips For Better Sleep
Friday 15th March is World Sleep Day. To mark the day, founder of bed linen brand Undercover, Miriam Tyrangiel, shares her top 5 tips for better sleep.
1. Minimise distractions
Make your bedroom a space of serenity and calm. If you’re going to declutter one room in your house, make it the bedroom. Clear your space to clear your mind and you’ll go off to the land of nod in no time.
2. Let it breathe
Go for breathable fabrics, in your pyjamas as well as bed linen, to let your skin breathe. Undercover’s signature cotton-TENCEL™ blend is ideal: it combines the finest cotton with TENCEL™, a plant-based fabric known for its softness and enhanced breathability.
3. Work out
Studies show that exercising regularly can improve the quality of your sleep. Apparently you need to be working out regularly for at least 16 weeks to see results and avoid exercising 3-4 hours before going to bed.
4. Let your mind wander
I find spending only 10-15 minutes reading something in bed will help me fall asleep. I prefer fiction or something totally unrelated to my day-to-day. Something fairly dry and technical will also do the trick.
5. Stay cool
Because your body heat peaks in the evening, a slightly cooler room will help you fall asleep more easily. Undercover’s TENCEL™ bedding is also temperature regulating, an additional bonus to help you stay comfortable at night.
6. Set up one alarm clock
I’m sure everyone knows the method of 5 or more alarm clocks, as well as the snooze button. But you don’t even have to do research to know the efficiency of this. According to experts on RestFAQ, the results in everyday life claim that these body’s torments are of no use. Instead, just one alarm clock should be enough to wake you up early in the morning. In this case, your brain will learn from the evening that there will be no second chance, forcing you to wake up immediately after the alarm clock rings.