How to Get a Successful Nights Sleep, 4 Quick Tips

How to get a successful Nights Sleep.
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Successful Nights Sleep

Your bedroom should be quiet and relaxing. Unwelcome noise or light, an uncomfortable or worn-out mattress and foundation, or a room that’s too warm or too cool can prevent you from getting the sleep you need. There’s no reason to settle for anything less than perfect sleep.

Make Your Bedroom a Sleep Sanctuary. Arrange your bedroom furniture where it is out of the way but accessible. Keep bedroom furniture tidy so it doesn’t clutter the room.

Is your bedroom conducive to a good night’s sleep? Do you trip over the bedroom furniture when you try to get out? These factors can all make a difference:

Be sure your mattress and the bed base meet your needs for comfort and support. If you sleep with a partner, your mattress should allow enough space to move easily. Similarly, leave enough room between bedroom furniture and your bed.

Bed Size is important for a successful night's sleep.
If your partner is a restless sleeper, bed size is essential.


Light is one of the body’s most powerful time cues. The rising sun can wake the brain long before the alarm goes off. A dark room is the most conducive for sleep day or night.


Sudden, loud noises from inside or outside the home can disrupt sleep. Steady, low sounds, such as the whir of a fan or air conditioner, are soothing because they help block out distracting noises.


The ideal bedroom temperature is 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 18 degrees Celsius). A room that’s too warm or too cool can disrupt comfortable sleep.

If you’re having problems with an uncomfortable bed, it may be time to take the plunge and invest in a new bed or mattress! Luckily, Bedstar is here to help with our series of bed-buying guides designed to ensure you get the best sleep possible.

You spend over half of your life in bed, so it’s worth spending a bit of time to ensure you choose the right product when buying beds online. Everyone’s needs are different, so it’s worth exploring our extensive range of beds and mattresses to find the right product to suit your needs.

The London Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service believes that an uncomfortable bed may cost people up to an hour’s good sleep a night, so what should you be looking for when you buy a new bed online?

 Successful Nights Sleep.
An uncomfortable bed may cost people up to an hour’s good sleep a night.

Bed Buying Points

The best bed for your needs isn’t necessarily the most expensive one. However, it is worth spending as much as you can afford on a good mattress.

With care and love, a mattress lasts roughly 8-10 years. Regular use may see your bed deteriorate by as much as 75% from its original condition during this timeframe.

Your bed is a significant investment, so consider this fact. For every £100 you spend on a bed, it represents just 2.7p a night over ten years. It’s not a bad value investment when you look at it that way.

Older beds can be less hygienic, as people sweat as much as a whole pint of fluid a night. Your mattress will also be full of house dust mites too.

A further point to consider is space, especially if you share your bed with a partner. While a double bed may be fine, you could buy a king-size bed to give yourself more room to stretch at night.

The 3-2-1 rule for sleep

This is a popular strategy for improving sleep quality by managing activities in the hours leading up to bedtime. Here’s a breakdown of the rule:

3 hours before bed:

  • No heavy meals or alcohol: Digesting a large meal or alcohol consumption close to bedtime can disrupt sleep due to discomfort or impaired sleep cycles. Stick to light snacks and water if needed.

2 hours before bed:

  • Wind down and stop work: This is the time to disconnect from work email, projects, or any mentally stimulating activities. Focus on relaxation techniques like reading, taking a bath, or light stretching.

1 hour before bed:

  • Turn off screens: The blue light emitted from electronic devices like phones, TVs, and computers suppresses melatonin production, the hormone that regulates sleep. Opt for calming activities like reading a physical book or listening to relaxing music.

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  • Resist the urge to hit snooze in the morning. It disrupts your sleep cycle and leaves you feeling groggy. Aim to wake up naturally or set your alarm for the time you need to get up.

Remember, this is a general guideline and you might need to adjust it based on your individual needs and preferences. Some people might be more sensitive to caffeine and need to avoid it even earlier than 10 hours before bed.

Here are some additional tips for improving sleep:

  • Maintain a regular sleep schedule: Go to bed and wake up at the same time, even on weekends.
  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine: This could include taking a warm bath, reading a book, or listening to calming music.
  • Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and cool.
  • Get regular exercise, but avoid strenuous activity close to bedtime.
  • Limit your daytime naps.

I hope this information helps you get a good night’s sleep!

Next steps?

If you decide to take the plunge and buy a bed online, make Bedstar your first port of call. We stock a superb selection of divan beds, great value cheap beds, superb leather beds, and a range of bedroom furniture to complement. So visit the UK’s Largest Online Beds Superstore today.

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