Since the last global recession, people all over the world have been trying harder to support their locally-based products and businesses. Here in Australia, we are no different than the rest of the world and, as a nation, we love nothing more than to support our own where possible.
Are you struggling to get your full 8 hours of sleep? Well, you aren’t the only one. We live increasingly busy and stressful lifestyles and this is undoubtedly impacting the quality and quantity of our sleeping habits.
While getting 8 hours of deep, high quality sleep may seem impossible – the truth is that you can improve your sleep with just a few minor changes.
Whether that comes from changing your bedding to an Australian wool quilt, or woollen underlay or getting a brand new bed – don’t despair about your sleeping habits just yet.
These are some of the top things that you can change to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep:
It all starts with your bed
The very first thing that you should look into to improve your sleep is the state of the foundation that you are laid upon.
Check out the condition of your bedframe, and make sure that it’s still in good condition.
If you find any splinters, lumps, bumps, creaks, or cracks, then you should consider investing in a new bedframe to improve your sleep.
Having a high quality mattress is also hugely important when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.
If your mattress is too soft, too hard, has broken springs or is starting to get indentations where you lie on it – chances are that it’s time to look into buying a new one.
Change up your bedding
Believe it or not, your bedding can also have an impact on the quality of your sleep. Ensure that your bedding is clean and fresh, and if it has started to get full of holes, or just a bit thread bare then you need to invest in some new ones.
It’s not just the state of your bedding that can make a difference; it’s also the type of bedding that you use. If you have allergies then a good option will be changing to hypoallergenic natural materials such as an Australian wool quilt, or a woollen underlay.
If you live in a hot climate try and avoid sheets that are made of fabrics such as satin, and rather go for something cooler like cotton.
Get electronics out of the bedroom
The quality of your sleep can be highly impacted by the lights that are found in your room. Studies have shown that LED lights and others that are emanated by electric devices are particularly bad for your sleeping habits, and therefore it’s advised that you don’t sleep with any unnecessary electronics in your room.
Change of colour
It amazing what a big impact colours have on our levels of serenity and calmness, which in turn obviously helps us to sleep.
Make sure that your room is painted or decorated in soothing colours such as blues, greys and earthy tones that will help you get a little shuteye at the end of the day.
Exercise is one of the easiest, healthiest ways to ensure you are getting good sleep. Exercising for just half an hour every day will improve the quality of your sleep by huge amounts.
Make an effort to run, do yoga, or go hiking for just a small portion of your day and you will notice a big change in sleeping patterns.
We all know that high quality bedding is something that our beds and sleeping habits can benefit from. However, budgetary constraints don’t always make this possible leading some people to buy cheaper, lower quality bed linens than they would if price wasn’t an issue.
Sleep plays a vital part in maintaining our health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Therefore, it is really important that you choose bedding that promotes good quality, restful sleep. Your quilt is the most important piece of your bedding and, for that reason; you should take extra care when choosing a new one. With so many different types of quilt to look out for, here are some different types of quilts that you can choose from.
If you stop to think about it, your bedroom is where you spend most of your time. With most adults getting an average of eight hours sleep per day, this translates into us spending approximately 1/3 of our day in our bedrooms. To ensure that the time we spend in our bedroom is maximised in terms of comfort, it is important that it is a room of rest and relaxation.
With that said, read on for our advice on how you can turn your bedroom into a real-life sanctuary.
We spend a large portion of every day in our beds, approximately eight hours a day on average. To make sure that you are as comfortable as possible, you need to have the right bed as well as bedding. However, contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a fortune on these things to ensure your comfort. To help you control your budget, here is some advice on what bedding requirements you should spend your money on and where you can make savings.