Better Sleep: Set A Schedule

There are a lot of things to do to improve your sleep life, but did you know that depending on what position you tend to sleep could indicate what type of mattress is best for you?

If you sleep on your back then you will want to buy a mattress with a medium firm support, if you are a side sleeper than you might want to buy a bed that is softer, or a memory foam and for stomach sleepers a mattress that is more firm than plush, but not seriously firm. If you share a bed with someone who doesn’t sleep in the same position as you (which is more than likely) then a memory foam mattress is a great compromise for all types of sleepers. Check out this quiz to see what type of mattress might be best for you.

Choose a bed together

When you decide to go mattress shopping then there are some great ways to make sure that you’re getting the right one for you. If you share a bed with a partner then you should go to the mattress store together and you should test the mattress together, too. Lie down on the bed, for at least 10 minutes, in your typical sleep position, have your partner get on the bed, too. Take your shoes off so that you’re really getting a true feel for it. It might seem weird, but buying a mattress is an expensive purchase so you want to buy the right one for you and The Sleep Shop is dedicated to making sure you do.

It’s also important to note that a mattress and its foundation are designed to work together, so if you’re planning to buy a new mattress and put it on top of your existing foundation then that may just counteract the point of buying a new bed. So consider buying both.

So, what else can you do to improve your sleep?

There is nothing more important than setting a schedule and sticking to it. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a work night or if you have some time off- you have got to get yourself to bed at the same time every night, and get up at the same time every morning. If you haven’t fallen asleep after 15 minutes, then you should get up and do something relaxing and then go back to bed to try again. It would be a good idea to create a bedtime ritual, do the same thing every night before bed so that your body knows it should be winding down: a great one is to lay on the floor with your bottom against a wall and stick your legs straight up (using the wall for support).

Never go to bed hungry, or overly full, be careful about how much you drink before bed, because you may just end up waking up to traipse to the bathroom. Caffeine and alcohol are other things that can wreak havoc on your sleep; do your best to curtail your caffeine intake after 2pm, and alcohol might get you to sleep but it could lead to a disrupted sleep as the effects wear off.

Finally: make sure that you have the right mattress and that it’s not the reason for your poor sleep.

The Sleep Shop is you source for a great mattress to get the best night’s sleep. We offer the top brands and features with free delivery and removal of your old bedding. Visit any of our convenient locations:

2802 50th Street
Lubbock, TX

2620 Wolfin
Amarillo, TX

3303 W. Illinois
Midland, TX

2727 Andrews HWY
Odessa, TX