This May at EZ Living Furniture we’re talking about all things bedroom related. This week, in particular, we want to make sure that your bed is put to the appropriate use, sleeping. Did you know, that on average we spend at least one-third of our lives asleep? Quite the length of time! With that being said we believe a good night's rest is imperative for both your physical health and your mental well-being. In this blog post, we will be giving you our tips on how to fall in love with your bedroom and to create the perfect cosy environment for you to get that all-important sleep.
In this hectic, modern lifestyle that most of us lead, the importance of sleep is often not one of our priorities. Moreover, getting a good night’s sleep can come even further down the list. In broad terms, scientists believe that sleep is needed for our bodies and brains to recover from the day’s activities. While these things may seem like scientific mumbo-jumbo (and possibly have sent you to sleep already), we can certainly tell you that if you want your body to function properly and at its best, then getting a good night’s sleep should quickly climb it’s way to the top of your list of priorities!
First things first, an essential part of getting a good night’s sleep is having the right mattress. Unfortunately, a shocking amount of us don’t take this into account. The wrong mattress or a mattress that’s simply too old can be detrimental to achieving that essential REM sleep! An uncomfortable mattress is proven to have negative effects on your night’s sleep, so why not have a look at one of our previous blog post; Tips For Buying The Perfect Mattress where we’ll help you find your perfect mattress match! And while you’re thinking about it, have a look at the wide selection of mattresses we have online here. If your mattress needs to be flipped or turned, make sure to do so regularly (we recommend between 10 - 12 weeks) or if you can, convince someone else to do it for you!
When it comes to getting that good night’s sleep, comfort is always key. And here we’re talking pillows, pillows, pillows! While some of us love the idea of the thirty-something throw pillows on the bed look, let’s just keep this for decoration, shall we? When you hit the hay at night, the last thing you want is to strain your neck and spend the next day trying to unhinge yourself back into shape. So, the general rule of thumb here is that one pillow is plenty. If you want to customize your pillow situation and create ultimate comfort levels, then why not have a browse of our bed linen particularly our new Palermo pillowcases. The classic golden shade of the collection will make a fantastic addition to your bedroom.
Now that you know the story with mattresses and pillows, it’s time to think about the coverings. Yet again, comfort is imperative in getting that good night’s sleep. To achieve that goal, you’ll want to create a bedding situation that will make you want to rush up to bed as soon as you walk through the door in the evening. Just remember, good bedding provides warmth, insulation and much sought after comfort. Here at EZ Living Furniture, we recommend our Fusion Mattress Toppers which can be found on our website here. This creates a snugness level that most of us only experience when we spend a night or two away in a 5-star hotel. Along with this, having good quality bed linen to cover your duvet and pillows can only improve your bedding situation and thus, your sleep.
It’s All About that Routine
Like we mentioned earlier about the demands of modern life, whether it’s work or looking after your family, these demands often take its toll on our sleep. However, if you can at all, try to take some time to plan out your day from the get-go. Regulating your daily routines, from eating to exercising, chilling and downtime to going to bed, if you know what’s coming your body will be more relaxed and ready for sleep. As part of this regulated ritual set yourself an actual bedtime. This may seem strange as an adult, but your body will thank you for it later.
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, prevent the dog from barking... Ok while you have no control over time or nature, we can follow W.H Auden’s advice a little bit here. Put down that phone, turn off that laptop, log out of Netflix and shut off that iPad. All the technology in the world will not help you sleep, in fact, it’s proven to keep you from doing just that. So when you do make it up to the bed at night, make sure all this distracting technology is far from reach and we guarantee, you’ll be sleeping like a baby in no time. As well as alleviating all this from your sleep zone, why not create a bedroom you’ll actually want to sleep in. You have the perfect mattress, pillow and bed linen situation sorted, so add to this with some candles and homely accessories to make your bedroom an authentically ambient haven that you’ll struggle not to sleep in! We recommend adding to your cosy, safe haven with our selection of lanterns, in particular, our Loren Brass Lanterns.
The Loren Brass Lanterns would bring a cultural dynamic to your bedroom with filigree design around the hexagonal beveled-edge glass windows while also creating a lovely cosy mood when lit.
And there you have it, some of our lovely little tips on how to get that great night’s sleep that you’ve sought out for what may seem like centuries! Don’t miss out on those precious Zzz’s ever again.
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