Help Me Sleep! 8 Tips to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Feeling exhausted? Unable to sleep through the night? Here’s some tips to help you fall asleep faster and sleep peacefully.

1.) The Right Mattress Makes All the Difference!

Are you waking up in the morning feeling stiff and achy? Looking forward to vacationing so you could get a better night’s sleep on a hotel mattress? Can’t even remember the last time you bought a new mattress? There’s a good chance your current mattress is no longer providing the support you need, especially if it’s seven or more years old. If your mattress has become worn, saggy, and lumpy, this is a telltale sign that it’s time to be replaced. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep, and sleeping on a proper mattress makes all the difference.

You can find the best mattresses at the guaranteed lowest prices, right here at P.C. Richard & Son! We have everything from twin and foam mattresses to queen and king size mattresses, so you can choose the perfect one to meet your sleeping needs. Our mattresses are sure to deliver supreme comfort night after night.

2.) Is It Time for a New Pillow?  

If you’re waking up with a stiff neck, your pillow may be the cause. An old pillow that’s no longer supportive can have you tossing and turning all night and readjusting the position in an attempt to feel comfortable. If you find yourself repeatedly fluffing your pillow to make it regain shape, that’s a sign it needs to be replaced. A pillow shouldn’t feel lumpy and misshapen. If you fold your pillow in half without it springing back to its original shape, chances are it’s lost its support.

If your pillow doesn’t pass the test, we’ve got you covered with our wide selection of pillows that offer premium comfort and support. Our TempurPedic pillows will support your head, neck, and shoulders. So, whether you’re a back, side, or stomach sleeper, you’ll be perfectly comfortable.

When choosing a pillow, keep in mind that they’re not “one pillow fits all.” You should pick one that works best for YOU depending upon your needs and preferences. For instance, our bedgear pillows offer options for back, side, or stomach sleepers and varied levels of support to fit your needs. You can choose one with fabric that’s cool to the touch and provides instant heat deflection to keep you cool throughout the night. If you like to sleep with your arm underneath your pillow, you can even choose one with responsive fiber fill that conforms to your arm while maintaining a smooth sleep surface. In order to get the best night’s sleep possible, choose one with the best elements for you!

3.) Get Comfortable

Creating a soothing and comforting environment is so important when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Try to keep the room dark, eliminate any unnecessary noise, and set the thermostat at a cool, comfortable temperature. Maybe have your pets sleep in their own bed (that way your cat isn’t stepping on your face or your dog isn’t taking up half of the bed).

Make sure your sheets and pillow case are a comfortable, soft fabric. Don’t you just love hopping into a bed with fresh, newly washed sheets? Our bedgear micro fiber Dri-Tec sheets wick away heat and moisture, an important aspect of recovery each and every night.

4.) Protect Your Mattress

Mattress and pillow protectors can help aid in sleeping well, especially if you’re an allergy sufferer. Mattresses tend to become filled with allergy triggers such as dust, causing you to sneeze and sniffle. Sealing your mattress can help you to avoid triggers. Mattress covers also protect your mattress from from spills or becoming dirty. You can keep your mattress extra clean by vacuuming it with your vacuum’s upholstery attachment, deodorizing, and airing it out.

5.) Get Plenty of Exercise

Do you find that it takes you a while to fall asleep once you’re in bed? Incorporating regular physical activity into your daily routine can promote better sleep and may even help you fall asleep faster. After all, a great workout can benefit the body, mind, and soul. Check out our brand-new line of fitness and exercise equipment to find the right fit for you! We now have treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, and strength training options.

Avoid vigorous exercise too close to bedtime, or you might feel too energized to get to sleep. Gentle exercising like stretching and yoga can help you relax before falling asleep.

6.) Stress Management & Relaxation
Easier said than done… we get it! Does your mind keep running when you get into bed? We’ve all been there.

When things get busy, don’t forget to designate some “me time” to de-stress. Winding down and pampering yourself before bed could aid in managing your stress levels, which could help you sleep better. Chilling out in a massage chair or recliner could help you relax before hopping into bed. Some other ideas to de-stress before bed include writing in a journal, listening to calming music, meditation, or reading.

7.) Put the Devices Away! 

In order to fall asleep quicker, you should power down all of your devices. You’re better off binge-watching your favorite show during the day instead of right before bedtime. (Some shows are addicting, and before you know it it’s 2:00 am and you’ve watched a whole season!) Put your phone on silent, and stop texting once you’re in bed.

8.) I Can’t Have a Latte Before Bed? 

Seriously… who doesn’t love coffee? Having caffeine, even throughout the day, can affect your ability to sleep later on at night. Experts say to limit the caffeine intake to the morning hours; that way it won’t keep you tossing and turning at night. Remember that caffeine is also in chocolate, soda, and certain teas. So, choosing white chocolate, decaf soda, or decaf tea instead could help out if you’re having trouble sleeping.

Check out our coffee makers to make a warm cup of decaf (or regular if you need an extra jolt of energy in the morning!)

What helps you get a good night’s sleep? Share your tips in the comments!

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