How to build the best sleep environment for you
To help you along, here’s how to create a sleep-friendly bedroom that will mean more good quality sleep and less time spent staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night.
How to find the best sleeping environment for you
Different people like different things when it comes to sleep. Some people are hot sleepers, others are forever cold at night. Some find that even the smallest chink of light shining through the door is enough to drive them to distraction while others could sleep with the overhead light on full. The trick to finding your ideal sleep environment is to work out what’s best for you. Warning: This may mean a little compromise with your bed partner! After all, you need to create a sleep-friendly bedroom that works for both of you.
Fixing up your bedroom environment for good sleep
- Temperature: Most people find it easier to drop off in a cooler room. Our body temperature drops in readiness for sleep, so a cool room can support this natural nighttime process.
- Noise: It’s usually thought that silence is best when it comes to falling asleep, but some people find they prefer the low tones of a talk radio show or podcast to help them drift off. Others prefer white noise or low music – experiment to find out what works for you.
- Light: Our bodies are programmed to become tired at night when the light is low, and wake when the sun rises. You should find, in most cases, that darkness helps you to experience more restful, better quality sleep.
- Mattress comfort: Do you find your mattress perfectly comfortable? If you feel lumps and bumps, or can’t quite get comfy because the surface is too firm, try a wool mattress topper, this will create an extra layer of padding on top of your mattress and make it feel softer.
Choose wool for the best sleeping conditions
Of course, when you’re trying to create ideal sleeping conditions, choosing the right bedding is vital. You need to feel warm and comfortable, but not so warm you overheat. And a luxury comforter made from natural wool is a great addition to any sleep environment.
Not only is it scientific fact that wool delivers 25% more stage 4 sleep – that’s the regenerative sleep that your body uses to ‘repair’ itself ensuring you wake up refreshed. But there are plenty of other things that this wonderful material does very well, helping to create the best sleep environment imaginable:
Wool naturally helps to regulate temperature meaning if it’s cool you’ll feel warm and if it’s warm you’ll feel cool. It’s how sheep stay happy on the hillside year round.
Not only does wool keep you cool when it’s warm, it actually draws moisture away, preventing that clammy feeling that is oh so familiar to a hot sleeper. Yet another reason why wool can boost the quality of your sleep.
Because of this ability to wick moisture and humidity away into the atmosphere, wool comforters create an ideal sleep environment where dust mites and mold can’t survive. Anti-allergy and anti-dust mite, wool bedding is the ideal choice for asthma sufferers and those who tend to get stuffed up at night.
Better bed sharing
Thanks to its thermoregulating properties, a wool comforter can create a little microclimate around you as you sleep. This means you’ll be able to comfortably sleep under the same comforter as your partner, even if you tend to sleep at different temperatures.
There you have it, our top tips for creating the best sleeping conditions for you and your partner. Set up your bedroom for good sleep and cocoon yourself in wool to create the perfect sleep environment. The result? You’ll feel rested, refreshed and ready to face a new day.
For more ideas to help you sleep soundly, visit our Sleep Health & Advice hub.