Here's our advice to ensure you get a quality sleep
If you wake up feeling tired in the morning and find it difficult to get out of bed, it could be because you are not getting a good night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep provides a range of benefits for health and wellness. One of the key benefits is that it will allow you to feel your best the following day.
Here are our top five tips on how to wake up early and not feel tired. These tips will help you to improve your quality of sleep so that you wake up feeling rested, rejuvenated, and ready for the day ahead.
GET ENOUGH HOURS OF SLEEP
Generally, adults are advised to aim for nine hours of sleep each night. In order to wake up early feeling good, you need to ensure you are going to bed early enough to get enough hours of sleep.
We lead busy lives, and often adequate sleep is sacrificed for other commitments. At Sealy, we encourage people to prioritise sleep again as an essential ingredient for overall health and wellbeing.
If you struggle to get to sleep on time, check out our sleep tips for adults for further information on common reasons that people have difficulty getting adequate sleep, and how to overcome them.
HAVE A CONSISTENT BEDTIME ROUTINE
If you have any kind of back, neck or spine related condition, it might be a good idea to get some tips from your health care provider. Purchasing a mattress with an orthopedically correct design is a key consideration for a restful and recuperative sleep. Learn more about sleep and back care in our Guide to Sleep, Health and Well-being.
HAVE A CONSISTENT MORNING ROUTINE
Your morning routine will help you to start the day feeling refreshed. As part of your morning routine, you might like to set your alarm a little earlier so that you have time for some peaceful breathing exercises and are able to get out of bed slowly rather than rushing.
If you want more tips on developing a morning routine, check out of article on mindfulness and morning rituals.
GET HIGH-QUALITY SLEEP
Even if you are getting the recommended hours of sleep, you will still wake up feeling tired if your quality of sleep is not high. There are a lot of reasons people do not get a high quality of sleep, including:
Feeling uncomfortable. Being too hot, too cold or feeling uncomfortable on your mattress can reduce your quality of sleep significantly. This can be solved by investing in a high- quality mattress and supportive mattress to help you achieve the perfect Sealy sleep.
Take the time to make your sleep space ideal for you. Sleeping should be a pleasurable experience and you deserve a space that promotes this. You can tailor your restorative space by reducing light with curtains (if that is your preference) and investing in cooling or warming accessories to ensure the room is comfortable for you.
Insomnia can make it difficult to achieve a good quality of sleep. We spoke with a clinical psychologist to further understand how insomnia can be triggered by stress during the day and how to reduce this stress. Read our tips for sleeping soundly.
Too much caffeine before bed can be detrimental to achieving a good sleep. If a cup of tea or coffee helps you to feel relaxed, consider switching to decaffeinated options within 2 hours of bedtime.
Phone use before bed can blow out bedtimes, as people often do not realise how much time is being spent on devices. We believe in reclaiming the bed as a space just for sleep. Read more about our holistic sleep philosophy.
TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF
Waking up feeling refreshed is more important than waking up early. Healthy sleeping practices will help you to wake up earlier, however ultimately sleep should be a restful and rejuvenating experience.
If you find that the stress of waking up early is impacting your sleep, we believe it is worth sacrificing early mornings for the health and wellbeing benefits that adequate sleep provides.
At Sealy, we believe that a supportive, comfortable bed is the essential first step towards achieving a great sleep and waking up feeling your very best. If you think a Sealy bed might be what you need to improve you sleep, check out our Bed Selector to find your perfect Sealy match.