Tossing and turning and just can’t seem to get to sleep? Waking up feeling tired and unrested, or with aches and pains in areas you didn’t know it was possible to feel pain? You may have tried drinking some chamomile tea before going to bed, reducing screentime before bedtime, and even tried diffusing some lavender essential oils, but nothing seems to work. Have you considered that it might be the furniture and mattress you are using that are leading to this?
But wait! Before jumping up and searching for beds for sale in Melbourne, read on to find out why the setting of your bedroom and the furniture you choose are vital to getting consistent, good sleep:
The very first thing you need to do is take out anything from the room that doesn’t contribute to sleep. Make your bedroom a space where you only head into when it’s time to sleep. This will train your brain to view the bedroom as a sleeping space and automatically help you get sleepy when you step into the room.
According to a study conducted in 2015 by clinical psychologist Pamela Thacher, people who considered themselves hoarders and had cluttered rooms were more likely to report having some form of sleep disorder.
Light can play an important part in how well you sleep. And it is not just natural light that can affect your quality of sleep, but even the overhead lights you have in your bedroom, table lamps and the light coming out of your devices. Bright, white light disturbs our circadian rhythm, the biological clock that helps us get drowsy and fall asleep.
Switch out any bright, white light with ambient lighting that can be dimmed when needed. Invest in blackout curtains if your room is exposed to a lot of exterior light. Try and remove any and all electronics from the room at least an hour before bedtime, but if this isn’t possible, consider investing in TV cabinets or drawers that hide them away at the end of the day. Blue light emitting out of screens can activate your mind, making it harder to fall asleep.
Another factor that plays an important role in getting better, uninterrupted sleep is noise. Many people who live within the city complain of outside noise which disrupts their sleep and leaves them restless and unrested. If external noise is outside of your control, consider playing white noise on your home automation system, or investing in a white noise machine. Several mobile apps also offer this feature. Rugs and carpets can also help absorb sounds in the room, as can upholstered furniture, like several of our bed frames. Some great options for upholstered beds are: the Dallas Bed, the Charlotte Designer Bed, or even the Vienna Bed.
A Good Mattress
The importance of a good mattress cannot be understated. Not only does it help you sleep faster and better, but it can also provide support to your body, thus eliminating any back pains and muscle aches. Fully foam mattresses usually absorb heat and can be very uncomfortable during the hotter months, whereas spring mattresses can be noisy and are not very good at motion isolation. This means that you may feel your and your partner’s every move as you toss and turn, further affecting your sleep.
Gainsville’s Air Flex Mattress offers the perfect combination between comfort and convenience. Not only does it promote great airflow and keeps you cooler, but it also eliminates partner disturbance because of its non-metal springs. It is also covered with a graphite infused bamboo fabric which can be removed and washed, making it easy to maintain.
The Right Bed
Having a great mattress won’t do anything if it isn’t properly supported by the bed frame you choose. Your sleep may also be getting disturbed by creaking, squeaking and sliding. Moreover, using an unsupportive bed frame could even damage your mattress and make your warranty null and void. The build and number of slats under your mattress will play a major part in how well your mattress is supported. The average slat system will only have 2 bays and between 26 to 34 slats, which often does not provide a mattress with enough support.
On the other hand, Gainsville’s bed frames come with 4 bays and 72 slats and are slightly curved, providing your mattress with a bit of a bounce. The main purpose of your bed frame is to provide support to your mattress, and if it isn’t doing that, it might be time for a change.
Find your next bed frame that allows you great sleep while also making your space look stylish and luxe with our designer range of beds for sale in Melbourne. With Gainsville, you never have to look elsewhere for your furnishing needs!