Mattress Firm - 50 Ways to get a great night's sleep

1 Your mattress nearly doubles in weight from dust mites, sweat and dead skin cells after eight years, so
replace your old set of springs with a new one to sleep happy!

2 Make sure the mattress that you choose to purchase is the right one for you so that it will be comfortable
and supportive-there's no one size fits all for your bed.

3 When purchasing a new bed to fit your needs, test them out in person and lie down on each mattress in
your sleep position for seven minutes to really learn how the bed will feel when you are sleeping on it.

4 Replace your pillows every 12-18 months to keep them free from allergens.

5 Aim to get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night.

6 Put an end to screen time at least 30 minutes before bed.

7 Exercise regularly to make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

8 Stop drinking coffee and other caffeinated drinks up to six hours before you go to sleep to avoid
a restless night.

9 Keep a healthy diet routine to help your body sleep soundly.

10 If your partner snores, try rolling him or her over on their side to help cut down on the noise.

11 If you're pregnant, try sleeping on your left side to increase blood flow and nutrients to the baby.

12 If you sleep on your side, try sleeping on a softer mattress.

13 If you sleep on your back, try sleeping on a more firm mattress.

14 Take a nap for as little as 20 minutes to help rejuvenate your energy for the rest of the day.

15 If you have little ones, make sure that they are getting between 10 and 12 hours of sleep every
24-hour period while in their pre-school years.

16 Use a Protect-A-Bed mattress pad to keep your sleep clean and allergen-free!

17 Listen to relaxing music to help your body wind down before bed.

18 Light candles to create a Zen and peaceful environment before bed, but be sure to blow
them out before falling asleep!

19 Keep it cool in your bedroom and turn
your thermostat down to between 60 and
70 degrees °F.

20 Don't skip on sleep-losing just one hour of sleep can impact your work performance the
next day.

21 Ease your stress levels to sleep happy, as stress is one of the top causes of a bad night's sleep.

22 Cut back on late-night drinking, as alcohol actually disrupts sleep, causing nighttime awakenings.

23 Before hitting the hay, sip on hot tea, such as chamomile or lavender, to help you fall asleep faster.

24 Make your bed each morning so that you are more eager to climb in again at night.

25 Treat yourself to some high-thread count sheets for a softer sleep.

26 Purchase an eye mask to block out any light distractions while snoozing.

27 Invest in a new pair of pajamas, because when you look good, you feel good!

28 Stick to the same bedtime and wake time, even on the weekends, to regulate your body's sleep clock.

29 Design your room with relaxing colors and lighting fixtures to establish the best conditions for
you to fall asleep.

30 Avoid bright light in the evening and expose yourself to sunlight in the morning to keep your
circadian rhythms in order.

31 Sick of looking at your room before you fall asleep? Redecorate your space so that you are more inclined to
head to bed.

32 Save the size and spice for earlier in the day, as large and/or spicy meals close to bedtime can
sometimes cause discomfort and indigestion, making it hard to fall asleep
and stay asleep.

33 Consider purchasing blackout curtains to keep
out light that may cause you to wake up.

34 Nothing disrupts sleep like noise, so invest in some ear plugs or a white
noise machine to send you to sleep soundly.

35 Need to wear yourself out before you can fall asleep? Have a pillow fight!

36 If you have trouble with being either too hot or too cold while sleeping, look into new
bedding technologies for climate control while you sleep, so that your solution can start
at the source.

37 Add socks to your wintertime pajama roundup if you find yourself getting too cold
throughout the night, as thermoregulation begins at the bottom.

38 If you can't fall asleep, not for lack of trying, go into another room and do something relaxing
until you feel tired.

39 Avoid going to sleep with wet hair-nobody likes a soggy pillow.

40 Cuddle up! Nothing beats a good snuggle with your loved one before lights out.

41 Just say no... to footsie! Keep your feet to yourself so that you aren't abruptly awoken in the
night.

42 Create a bedtime ritual to consistently tell your body that it's time to wind down.

43 Dive into a new novel while getting ready for bed to help yourself doze off more
quickly.

44 Don't go to bed hungry! You don't want to be kept awake by
discomfort.

45 Dip into a warm bath to help soak away the stress of your week
and to help relax your body in preparation for sleep.

46 Succumb to silk-investing in the velvety smooth material for
sheets, pajamas and robes will make you eager to hop into bed
every night!

47 Not all dogs go to heaven, aka your fluffy down comforter. Try to
keep your pets off of the bed so that they can't wake you up in
the middle of the night.

48 Set an alarm noise that is soothing so that you wake up relaxed,
as opposed to exasperated.

49 Let the lavender in! The lavender scent eases anxiety and
insomnia, so consider adding a lavender candle or diffuser to
your bedroom for a more peaceful sleep.

50 Make sleep a priority. It can positively-or negatively-affect
every part of your life, so do your body and mind a favor and
sleep happy every night!