Are you getting adequate sleep every night? If your answer to that question is no, you are not alone. According to a poll, 1 in 3 adults do not get seven or eight hours of sleep a night and 75% say they regularly experience sleep deprivation.
In fact, a OnePoll survey was conducted recently about what keeps Americans awake at night, and 41% of the participants said anxiety about the future prevents them from having a regular sleep routine. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on our mental health, so it makes sense that so many of us are struggling to have a healthy sleep quality right now.
Have you ever had a great idea that slipped away from you because you were too tired to write it down? Or seen someone drop their morning coffee because of lack of sleep? It happens all the time! When we aren’t well-rested, our bodies aren’t prepared for what’s going on around us. The theme of World Sleep Day 2022 is “Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World” — and we couldn’t agree more. Quality sleep helps us to maintain focus during the day. It prepares us to be better able to deal with the world around us when we’re awake.
Adhering to this theme, we have compiled the top 5 things you can do to help you reach closer to your goal of restorative sleep and make sure you’re getting enough rest to improve your performance and be productive during the day (and not fall asleep at your desk).
Sleep Better With These 5 Tips
1. Upgrade Your Bedding
The perfect bedding is like an oasis of comfort and the best place to unwind and relax after a long day. Invest in a good range of bedding products that will not only offer comfort but also the luxury of sound sleep hygiene, leading to an improved quality of life. Here are our top recommendations:
Puredown Down Blanket
Give your home a touch of contemporary elegance with the Puredown Down Blanket. Built with sewn-through construction, 100% cotton cover, plus a beautiful blend of 75% white down and 25% white feather, this lightweight blanket is the epitome of sumptuous luxury and plush comfort. Its satin trim design along the borders is an impeccable detail, adding style to your mattress.
All Seasons Natural White Down Grid Comforter 600 Fill Power, Anti-Static Carbon Fiber, Baffle Box
Puredown All Seasons Grid Comforter will whisk you away to a world of comfort and tranquility. Made with baffle-box construction, along with a lovely combination of 75% white down and 25% white feather, the comforter delivers you even warmth and cozy comfort. It features a fabric cover built with 90.5% Polyester, 7.5% Nylon, and 2% Carbon Fiber, making it ultra-light, durable, and breathable for year-round comfort.
Ultra Soft Down Comforter
Bring nature’s warmth to your home with the Puredown Ultra Soft Down Comforter. This comforter comes in two warmth options, medium weight and heavyweight. The medium weight version boasts sewn-through construction, while the heavyweight version is designed with baffle-box construction. Featuring 75% white down and 25% white feather, this winter comforter offers you unmatched comfort and consistent warmth. Built with 92% polyester and 8% nylon fabric cover, this soft-to-touch comforter is available in three construction and two warmth options.
2 Pack White Goose Feather Pillows for Side and Back Sleepers
Say “yes” to luxurious comfort with the Puredown White Goose Feather Pillows. Boasting a 100% cotton cover, along with a composition of 95% white goose feathers and 5% white goose down, the overstuffed pillows are your escape to a dreamy slumber.
Goose Feather Mattress Topper
Say “goodbye” to poor quality sleep and transform your mattress with the Puredown Goose Feather Mattress Topper. Powered by a 3-inch gusset design, baffle box design, 100% natural goose feather fill, and 100% breathable cotton cover, the mattress topper is engineered to let you rest in comfort.
2. Declutter to Improve Your Sleep Hygiene
According to a study from the University of California at Berkeley, clutter can cause stress and anxiety, both of which can lead to poor sleep quality or sleep loss. A good rule of thumb: If you haven’t used something in the past year, toss it! And if you can’t part with something, make sure to organize it in an out-of-the-way place. A clean and organized space attracts peace that makes sleeping easy.
Meditation isn’t just the latest New Age fad. It’s a top-notch natural way to soothe stress, fatigue, and anxiety, as well as a great sleep aid, sleep experts say. Research published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine finds that meditation has a huge impact on your sleep health, as it helps reduce stress hormones. All you need is five minutes of mindfulness per day to tackle sleep issues and develop a healthy sleep routine!
4. Get a Whiff of Lavender
Studies have shown that lavender oil can relax both the body and mind, helping you to fall asleep quickly and enjoy a sound sleep. Add one drop to your pillow or mattress an hour or so before bed, when you turn in for the night, thus inducing a healthy sleep habit. You can also rub a few drops over your feet, temples, and wrists before you hit your bed for sleep.
5. Limit Your Caffeine
If you want to improve your quality of sleep and wake up feeling energized, time for a new ritual – limit your caffeine intake after noon time. Whilst it can be tempting to reach for a foamy cappuccino or an iced latte, caffeine can disrupt sleep regularity, so abstain from having coffee a few hours before bedtime. It acts as a stimulant that gets quickly absorbed into your bloodstream and rapidly enters your brain, blocking sleep-inducing adenosine receptors to keep you alert, leading to poor sleep quality.
This year, we are celebrating World Sleep Day on March 18 for 24 hours by offering 15% off sitewide. Customers can use the coupon code SLEEP2022 to take advantage of this sale. We encourage you to make a promise to yourself and to your body that you will work towards becoming a better sleeper by developing a healthy bedtime routine. These tips should make it much easier for you and help you in the management of sleep disorders. And if you need a little extra encouragement, keep in mind that we spend around one-third of our lives sleeping—so it’s certainly worth the effort.