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Do’s and Dont’s After a Bad Night’s Sleep

Do’s and Dont’s After a Bad Night’s Sleep

Don’t hit the snooze button

What a sweet relief! You’re not getting enough sleep and the 10 minutes is all that’s needed to give your body an extra boost of energy. Right? Not really- it takes up to 1 hour for this method work its magic, otherwise known as “stress Reduction.”

Don’t Sleep In

You decide to take the morning off. You can make up that sleep from 9 to noon, right? Tempting, but probably a bad idea. You set your body’s “internal clock” when you go to bed and get up at the same time each day. It’s best to stick to that routine, even if you didn’t sleep well. It’ll help get your cycle back on track.

Do: Get Some Sun

It helps your body set its clock. It can also help counter sleeplessness by helping your mood and brain. So if you want to get more sleep tonight than last night, wake up and greet the light of the day. It helps to get out in the middle of the day, too. If you’re in an office, maybe take a little stroll through the park around lunchtime.

Do: Get some caffeine, but not too much

Have some coffee to stay alert and energized throughout your day. The caffeine will leave your system within a few hours, so don’t overdo it! If you skip breakfast or have late night snacks containing this powerful drug then we recommend having one cup in the morning before working; try not exceed 2 cups per 24-hour span unless prescribed by an medical professional due largely because of possible negative side effects like raised heartbeat (which can also happen when consuming too much).

Don’t: Surf the Internet

If you want a good night’s sleep, then it is important that your body receives darkness and quietness as well. To avoid too much “blue light” from messing with this schedule in order to get better quality rest – try turning off all electronics an hour before bedtime or keeping them out of sight when not being used so they don’t stimulate our minds during those late-night hours trying desperately for some shut eye!

Do: Hydrate

You want to drink enough fluids so that you don’t wake up thirsty in the middle of the night, but not so much that you wake up because you need to pee. And of course, avoid alcohol and caffeine close to bedtime.

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Utilise under the bed with storage boxes

Utilise under the bed with storage boxes

Using the space under a bed can offer the most generous and easy way to increase the storage space in your bedroom and house, or especially in flats. Having great organisation and a place to store away any items is a key step to living a stress and clutter free life. There’s many ways which can help provide this space, including storage boxes and ottoman beds but here we discuss the different storage boxes you can use in your bedroom.

Why creating space is important

Better Sleep

A calm, relaxing atmosphere is a must for the perfect night’s sleep. One way to achieve this is through clearing away anything that could be in the way. Waking up to a clean bedroom is a guaranteed way to start off the day better.

A Safer Environment

Of course, with the floor being clear, you are much less likely to fall over and trip.  

Less Stress

A clearer bedroom can also offer a feeling of motivation, being better for your health. This can also help clear your mind of stress.

Ways To Create Space

Under-bed Storage Boxes

Our underbed storage boxes provide a large amount of space and are available in various sizes and colours, each ideal for a variety of reasons. These are compatible with any standard height beds and can be added at any time, including after purchase.  The standard internal height for storing is 19cm, giving ample space for spare bedding, pillows, duvets etc. 

Low beds do not offer the space of clearance needed for these storage boxes so ensure you choose a bed that’s a standard height to make the most of your space if storage is important.

Ottoman Beds

If you’re looking for storage which is already built into the bed frame, we recommend Ottoman Bed. We have various styles available, all offering a large amount of storage within the base of the bed frame. The easy to lift base makes any items quickly and easily accessible.

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The right time to replace your bed

The right time to replace your bed

Buying a bed is a big deal and can often feel like a purchase for life. But, just like your mattress and other pieces of furniture, your bed isn’t built to last a lifetime. In fact, your bed will be ripe for replacement after around 10 years, as it will have gone through more than its fair share of wear and tear over a decade of dreaming. Even after 7 years, a replacement bed could be the key to unlocking a better night’s kip and although you’ll want to get your money’s worth, you can’t put a price on sleep.

How to notice if your bed needs replacing?

There are many tell-tale signs that your bed is getting in the way of quality sleep. It’s time to conduct your very own bed MOT!

Firstly, think about your own nightly sleeping experience. If you’ve been tossing and turning in the night, waking up with aches and pains or can feel springs under the surface when you’re lying down, it’s possible that your bed needs to be upgraded. Creaks, moans, cracks and other noises are also big indicators that it’s time for something new so keep an ear out for your bed’s cries for help!

Beyond the feel and sound of the bed, you can also visually inspect whether there are signs of significant wear and tear. If you notice that the legs of the beds are worn out, the base of your bed is on the saggy side or your new mattress has sustained some unwanted damage, it’s time for a new bed!

Choosing the right bed for you

If you’re taking the plunge and opting to upgrade your sleep station, take a bow and get out that tape measure. Getting your measurements right is the most important step on your journey to better sleep as you need to know what dimensions you’re working with.

Once you’ve embraced your inner architect and got your bedroom mapped out, you can figure out what size bed will be best for you and your space. If you’re a solo sleeper who likes to spread out during the night, then perhaps a double bed is the way to go. Or maybe a king size bed is needed to cater for your partner’s flailing limbs in the night! You should also consider whether you need some extra storage from your bed and then turn your mind to aesthetics to figure out what kind of look you are going for from your interior design.

Struggling to decide what bed to go for next, contact us today and our customer services team will be happy to help.

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