Sleep Better with These Time-Tested Tips


Harvey Norman is hosting a 4 Day Mattress Sale this weekend with massive discounts on all of our mattress brands, sizes and types, and we’re publishing a few blogs in the meantime on the topic of mattresses, pillows and sleep to help you work out what to look for in your new mattress.

In this entry, we’re reviewing some of the best time-tested tips for getting a better night’s sleep.

For instance, did you know that sticking to a sleep schedule (going to bed and getting up at the same time each day, even on weekends) will greatly improve the quality of your sleep?

Sticking to a sleep schedule helps regulate your body’s clock ensuring you fall asleep and wake up at the same time day in, day out.

Similarly, it’s recommended that you avoid using electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets and refrain from watching television for at least an hour before you go to bed, as your brain secretes less melatonin (a naturally occurring hormone that makes you sleepy) when it’s light i.e. bright screens keep you more alert for longer!

During the day, it’s advisable to avoid napping as this can interfere with your sleep schedule and make it harder to fall asleep at night.

Instead you should aim to exercise daily as even 10 minutes of walking a day can have a positive impact on the quality of your sleep.

Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol are three things you should try to cut down on if you’re having trouble sleeping at night in addition to sugary snacks and drinks.

Avoid eating large meals and drinking too many liquids in the evening and instead opt for water and small portions of healthy food like yogurt, whole-grain cereal or fruit.

Try out the above tips of you’re having trouble sleeping at night and you’ll soon find yourself sleeping better.

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