Metals beds from UK Bed Store are one of the most popular options for a wide range of customers including children, parents and people over 55 years old.
Here we are going to look at methods to get a better night’s sleep if you’re heading towards retirement age.
Control the Temperature –
Sometimes older men and women struggle to settle in bed due to temperature fluctuations, such as getting too warm during the night.
We would recommend wool, alpaca, silk or bamboo duvet covers which will help regulate your body temperature plus a mattress that offers breathable options. If you have a partner who snores and keeps you up at night you could also consider one of our adjustable beds. This sort of bed will mould itself to your individual sleep postures and help combat snoring.
Get into Routine –
If you have trouble winding down at night there could be multiple factors for this, including:
Do you watch television late at night?
Are you browsing on your phone in bed?
Do you drink caffeine after 5pm?
These are all common reasons why your body isn’t switching off at bedtime, so here’s some alternatives to gradually wind down peacefully –
- Try to walk at least 30 minutes per day getting plenty of sunlight
- Take a nice warm bath
- Read a book in bed for around half an hour before your usual bedtime to relax
If you need to relax more at night you could consider the 4-7-8 method, which helps focus your breathing patterns.
- First empty your lungs of air
- Breathe in quietly through your nose for 4 seconds
- Now hold your breath for 7 seconds
Exhale forcefully through your mouth, pursing the lips and making the ‘whoosh’ sounds for 8 seconds
Repeat this cycle up to 4 times (if required)
Studies from the Sleep Council have shown men and women over 55 should be aiming to be asleep by 10:30pm and to achieve this you should aim to have your final meal of the evening before 8pm.
Between 9:30pm and 10:30pm is considered the ‘Golden Hour’ where you can undertake one or more of the wind down techniques, we looked at above. With plenty of practice this should ensure you get at least 7 hours of sleep and are refreshed come the morning.
Talk to the Experts for Metal Beds
UK Bed Store has over 40 years of experience providing the finest range of metal beds, mattresses, headboards and other bedroom accessories to customers all over the country.
If you’d like to know more about our range of products please get in touch or come and pay us a visit at our showroom in Leek, Staffordshire.