If there’s one thing I do well, it’s sleep.
Every night I sink into a deep slumber, like a kitten on a patch of sun-drenched carpet. I dream vividly and I’m told I sleep talk most nights. Though I’ve not always drifted off to the land of nod with such ease. Until fairly recently, it could take me hours to quieten my mind and often would lay awake feeling anxious about work.
But now I have my own little rituals that I follow every night to help quieten my thoughts and drift off as swiftly as possible. As we’re on the cusp of winter, and most of us are preparing to hibernate, I thought I’d share some of my top tips for getting a better nights sleep.
One episode is enough
After a pretty shameful binge-fest month of watching Narco’s, I’ve enforced a ban on watching any more than one episode of our favourite show a night. I recommend making this a rule if you’re a fellow binge-watcher. It means you can actually look forward to and enjoy each episode, and prevents any late-night sessions getting out of hand (Game Of Thrones ’til 4am, I feel you). During the week, get your eight hours a night in.
There’s nothing more soothing than a good book. For bedtime though, it can’t be too gripping otherwise I won’t put it down. I like a slow paced, Richard and Judy book club trash novel for tiring out my eyes. I’m also big into Audible, which I mainly use for my commute, but also quite fond of listening to someone read me a story at bedtime. At the moment it’s the mellifluous Elizabeth Gilbert reading her latest book, Big Magic.
Only one rule here, it must be super soft and not rustle.
A long, loose teeshirt is my sleepwear of choice. Nothing that can ride up, and nothing too thick. I heat up like a hot water bottle when I sleep.
The Right Mattress
The most important thing you can do for a wonderful night’s sleep is to get the mattress right. The average person will spend a third of their lifetime sleeping. When you think about it like that, it becomes more apparent of how important it is that we choose the right mattress. Marc and I have been sleeping on the Leesa mattress for thirty nights now and can honestly say its made a world of difference to the quality of our sleep.
Unlike other mattress retailers where you go into store and base your purchase decision on a quick and awkward ten second lie down, Leesa offer the one design to suit all sleepers, regardless of preference for firmness or sleeping position. Leesa mattresses are uniquely designed with three memory foam layers, each one strategically designed to support and alleviate pressure, as well as an airflow system to prevent overheating (read about that here), to aid a comfortable night’s sleep. Because of this unique design, Leesa mattresses don’t sink over time, and retain their shape for many, many years.
You don’t need to worry about getting it through the door either, as Leesa mattresses and compressed and vacuum packed into a box no taller than 4ft. It’s pretty entertaining to unpack and watch it grow to full size!
As soon as I clicked through to the Leesa website, I knew I was going to love their mattress and their brand. For every ten mattresses sold, they give one away to a charitable organisation. One of the charities they regularly support are the wonderful Mustard Tree, who are based just around the corner from us. It’s such a simple idea and will make a huge difference to those in need.
Leesa really do offer a winning combination. A simplified and innovative designed mattress, a 100 night risk free trial period, a charitable cause, not a mention a super sleek delivery shopping experience and delivery. Plus, Leesa have kindly offered my readers an exclusive discount, just click here and it will automatically enter the discount code for you.
What do you do to get a good night’s sleep? Have you tried a memory foam mattress?
Ph. my own.
Huge thanks to Leesa for transforming our sleep and working with me on this post.