Ah sleep… something we all wish we could do more of. Here are some tips on how you can catch some quality zzz.

Sleep is the cornerstone of wellness, and it’s essential to give it the attention it deserves. However, getting a good night’s sleep becomes more difficult as we age. That’s why it’s important to start supporting the idea of being the best you can be by investing in your sleep.

A good day starts the night before 

We all know that good sleep is where wellness starts, but why is that? Sleep is the time for the body to repair itself and for cell regeneration. We need sleep to operate, and a long-term and chronic lack of it can unleash a host of health problems such as hypertension, a predisposition for diabetes, a risk for heart disease and a lowered immunity.

How much sleep do you need? 

The jury is still out on this one, but it seems 7 to 9 hours is the guideline for the amount of sleep adults really need. Anything beyond this (on either side) can be detrimental. We cannot live without sleep; it is the unrivalled remedy for so many things. 

Now that you understand the importance of quality sleep, why not try out these four tips to help you improve the quality of your sleep? 

1. Stick to a schedule 

Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is a crucial step in optimising the quality of your sleep. 

2. Create a restful environment 

Invest in heavy curtains, quality sheets and pillows to make sure your bedroom is cool, dark, relaxing and cosy.

3. Adopt a wind-down routine 

Add calming activities such as taking a bath, reading a book, or meditating to your bedtime routine to ensure you’re in the best mental state when you get to bed.

4. Choose the right bed 

Loads of puffy foam on a bed is not necessarily the hallmark of quality. Bed technology is constantly improving, and mattress innovation is rapidly evolving. Understand the innovation in your bed so you can make the best choice for your needs.

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