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Bedrooms Oct 27, 2020

Sloom: 10 Tips For Better Sleep

We all have trouble sleeping from time to time, but it can become a real problem when insomnia persists day after day. Apart from making us tired and moody, a lack of sleep can severely affect our health, increasing our propensity for obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

Sloom, leading South African sleep company founders Rudo & Susan Kemp, share ten quick tips for better shut-eye.

  1. Go to sleep at the same time each night, and get up at the same time each morning.
  2. Avoid taking naps after 3 p.m, and avoid napping longer than 20 minutes.
  3. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol late in the day.
  4. Take a relaxing shower or bath before bed. The heat will relax your muscles and body and make for good sleep hygiene.
  5. Get regular exercise, but not within 2-3 hours of bedtime.
  6. Avoid eating a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime is OK.
  7. Make your bedroom comfortable, a sanctuary where you can completely relax. Add items such as candles and your favourite indoor plants to create a calming atmosphere.
  8. Follow a routine to help you relax before sleep (for example, reading or listening to music). Turn off the TV and other screens at least an hour before bedtime.
  9. Maximise your exposure to natural light during the day and use as little as possible artificial light during night time.
  10.  Think of a list of everything you are grateful for before falling asleep.

We hope these tips will help you get some shut eye and better rest! And remember, good sleep starts with a quality mattress. Sloom offers South Africa’s first and only customisable mattress so you can get the rest your body deserves.

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