Have you ever crawled into bed knowing you would be waking up in a few hours more exhausted than before you went to sleep? Well you’re not alone! So many of us suffer from inadequate sleep caused by a mattress that doesn’t meet our needs. Getting a restful night’s sleep is absolutely vital to our health and ability to perform everyday tasks. And that’s why you need to make sure you’re giving your body the best possible chance to refresh itself.
At Harvey Norman, we believe that by choosing the right mattress, you can completely transform your sleep quality, revitalise your mindset and improve your well being.
Of course, making such an important investment isn’t a task that should be undertaken lightly. So, to help you on your way to getting that perfect night’s sleep, read on as we look at the best ways to choose a new mattress as well as some handy sleep hacks.
Things To Consider When Choosing A Mattress
In order to select a mattress that could help improve your lifestyle, there are some factors you need to consider.
Your age and weight as well as the size and the comfort level of the mattress are among the most important points when purchasing a new mattress or ensemble. Is a queen size bed or a double in either plush or super firm the best for your circumstances?
If you’re buying for a young child, don’t forget that you’ll want something big enough for them to grow into as they transition from tween to teen.
The type of mattress you currently sleep on, and how long you have had it, also plays a role in selecting what is best for you in the future. If your finding your current mattress causes overheating or causes discomfort then you should switch to a material that cushions you differently.
Your sleeping position should also be considered as this determines where you’ll want support to be delivered most, while other factors such as minimising partner disturbance or cooling technology can also be factored in when pairing you up with your new mattress.
Once you’ve chosen your ideal mattress, it’s time to pick your perfect pillow. A pillow is basically a bed for your head. It will help you achieve the most comfortable night’s sleep.
The position you sleep in will play a key role in helping you decide whether you need a firmer or softer pillow. Are you a side sleeper, back sleeper or do you sleep on your stomach?
Your body shape will also play a part in your decision-making process. Do you have broad shoulders or are you more petite build? This will determine whether you need a high, medium or low profile pillow.
Browse our extensive pillow range here to see all the options available to you.
Sleep affects everything from how quickly our immune system bounces back from the flu to how energetic and motivated we feel in the morning. A good night’s sleep improves not only your physical health, such as relaxing tired muscles, but it also does wonders for your energy levels and mood. Inevitably, after a proper night’s rest you’ll notice yourself feeling happier and energised for longer.
In order to get that essential rest, let’s look at some sleep hacks that work wonderfully in conjunction with a comfortable mattress and bedding that is meeting your body’s needs.
Exercising regularly will help use up excess energy, particularly if you have a 9-to-5 office job, but avoid exercising close to your bedtime unless it’s some light yoga since it’s been proven to relax the muscles.
Avoid stimulants like caffeine, nicotine and alcohol late in the afternoon or evening, plus cut out technology an hour before bed. The bright lights from phones and TVs are too distracting to unwind enough to fall asleep in a timely manner.
A regular routine is the easiest way to set your circadian rhythm. Give yourself a strict curfew and commit to it by being in bed at a certain time each night. Also, if you wake up at 6am Monday to Friday then avoid sleeping in until midday on the weekends. An extra hour or so is fine but maintaining the same schedule is always preferred.
A comfortable mattress is crucial. Temperature, support and quality materials all play a part in getting a restful night’s sleep. That’s why your choice of mattress is the key to getting the right balance.
Give your room a peaceful ambience by keeping the temperature between 16 – 20°C, the atmosphere dark and the volume as silent as possible.
Develop a sleep ritual right before bedtime to help lull you into a longer, deeper slumber. Whether you prefer a glass of milk, a warm bubble bath or listening to soothing nature sounds right before bed, remember to maintain the habit.
Australian Made Quality
Now that you’re considering making the switch to a mattress that meets your needs, you no doubt want to be confident that it has indeed been crafted from top quality materials.
Our range of Australian Made mattresses provides that exact reassurance. Professionally made, the materials are of the highest standard, even taking into consideration the unique Australian temperature variations. By investing in a locally made mattress, you will enjoy optimum comfort and, for added convenience, will be able to rest assured knowing that you have a 10 year guarantee.
We recommend taking a look at what we consider to be some of the best Australian Made bedding that’s available today:
Everyone has individual support and comfort needs; there’s no ‘one size fits all’ wonder-mattress. These needs must be carefully considered when selecting a mattress so have a chat with our friendly bedding experts who can help assess your needs in store. You can also browse our wide range of mattresses and ensembles online.