Want to get a better night’s sleep? These tips will help…plus, enter to win a Sleep Wellness Bundle that will have you feeling like you’re sleeping on cloud 9!
Thanks to Brentwood Homes for providing me with a Sleep Wellness Bundle to review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
I never realized the importance of a good night’s sleep until I had my first baby and learned what sleep deprivation was all about! Fortunately both of my girls are older now so they’re no longer waking me up in the middle of the night, except for the occasional bad dream. However, if you’re having trouble sleeping and don’t even have a baby to blame it on, there are things you can do to change that.
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Invest in a quality mattress and pillows
When I was single, way back in the day, I didn’t have a lot of extra money. The last thing I wanted to do was spend it on an expensive mattress or pillows. Cute shoes were far more important! I think I paid about $200 for my first mattress and didn’t know any better. Then I married my husband and we moved into a new house. The first thing he did was spend what I thought was a crazy amount of money on a new mattress and pillows. I had sticker shock at first but once I slept on it, I was amazed at the difference. It was totally worth every cent!
We’re getting close to having to buy another mattress and this time I won’t bat an eye at investing in a good one. The same goes for pillows. I recently got the Sleep Wellness Bundle from Brentwood homes and absolutely love these pillows!
I’ve been sleeping on the Helena Latex Filled Pillow and it has easily become my favorite pillow. It’s filled with a combination of 100% latex ribbons and silky smooth kapok fibers. The latex adjusts to your movements, perfect for if you sleep in multiple positions at night. It also has a zippered opening so you can add or remove fill for your perfect comfort level, though it was just right for me as is. Not only that, the cover is 100% organic cotton and the pillow itself is Eco-institut Certified free of synthetic materials.
My hubby has been using the Carmel Latex Pillow and is just as happy with his pillow as I am with mine. He likes that it gives him a firm supportive foundation and that the latex filling bounces right back, keeping the pillow shape. Just like the Helena, it also has an organic cover and is free of synthetic materials.
I haven’t tried a Brentwood Home mattress yet but if the pillows are any indication, they are definitely worth checking out! Want a Brentwood Home coupon to get 10% off? Just use the code OURHOME to get your Brentwood Home discount.
Now here’s the best part! I’ve teamed up with Brentwood Homes to help you sleep better at night with an awesome Sleep Wellness Giveaway. Valued at $230, this Sleep Wellness Bundle includes two of the Helena Latex/Kapok Pillows and two Carmel Molded Latex Pillows. Trust me, you’re going to want these! Just scroll down to the end of the post to enter
Want more tips for getting a good night’s sleep?
Avoid alcohol and caffeine
It may be a given that you don’t want to drink caffeine at night but it’s best to start avoiding it earlier in the day so the effects have worn off by nighttime. That glass of wine (or two) that you pour once the kids are in bed? It may be relaxing but alcohol has been shown to interrupt your sleep cycle once you start snoozing. You’re more likely to wake up in the middle of the night which is exactly what you’re trying to avoid. Hmm…no wine at night? I’ll have to work on that one.
Block out the noise
If every little noise wakes you up at night, block it out with a fan or white noise. You don’t even need to buy an expensive white noise machine…just download a free app on your smartphone.
Expose your body natural light
It’s been scientifically proven that getting more natural light in the morning helps you to sleep better at night. It resets your body clock and lets your body know that it’s time to start the day. That sets your body clock in motion, making it easier for your body to wind down when it gets dark at night.
Nap 20 minutes or less
Most of us don’t have much time for napping but if you do, make it a short one. Take 20 minutes or less or you’re body may be too wide awake when you try to sleep that night.
Stick to a sleep schedule
Try to get up and go to bed at the same time every day. Your body will get used to this routine and it will be easier to fall asleep at the same time every night. This includes not sleeping late on the weekends, though this may be one rule I have to break.
Get regular exercise
Regular exercise has been shown to help you sleep longer and more soundly. However, if you get that workout in too close to bedtime, it could have you too wound up to fall asleep right away. This varies per person though…some may be so worn out from the workout that they fall asleep right way. Listen to your own body signals to see what works best for you.
Watch what you eat before bedtime
Eating rich or spicy foods before you go to bed can have a big impact on how well you sleep. The same thing goes for heavy meals. If you feel completely stuffed when you go to bed, it could definitely have an effect on how well you sleep.
Wind down for the last hour
Relax your body for the last hour before bedtime to get it ready for sleep mode. Read a book, take a warm bath or find something else that relaxes you. If you get rid of all the stress of the day before you get in bed, your body will thank you for it and reward you with better sleep.
Now, are you ready for the giveaway? You won’t believe the difference it makes when you sleep on a pillow like this. If you want to try one for yourself, just enter the contest below. Good luck!
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