When the seasons change, our sleep patterns can also be affected. As nights begin to draw in and the temperature drops, many people can struggle to adapt their evening routine. After adjusting to Summer sleeping with warmer temperatures, you may find it difficult to sleep in Autumn and Winter. To learn how to get the best night’s sleep possible this Autumn, continue reading.
Adjust to darker nights
In Summer, we enjoy warm, light evenings, with the sun not setting until past 9 pm. However, when September approaches, we see these evenings drawing in, and the sun setting earlier and earlier. This can affect your sleep routine negatively as light has a big impact on how well we sleep. Darker evenings may cause you to feel sleepier earlier in the evening, which is not great if you have plans or things that need to be done before bed. Darker mornings also mean that you may struggle to get out of bed. One great way to combat this is to bring in a lightbox. These add a bright light to your room which mimics daylight, effectively making you feel more alert in the day time. Another top tip is to stick to your routines and continue to wake up and go to sleep at the same time every day.
Change out your bedding
Autumn means colder evenings and mornings. Therefore, your light Summer duvet may no longer be appropriate. Feeling cold in bed can prevent sleep, leaving you feeling grumpy in the morning. In Autumn, it is a good idea to change your duvet to a higher tog, so that you feel warmer and cosier at night. Adding throws, blankets and more pillows to your bed can also keep you warmer and help you sleep better.
Re-evaluate your mattress
If you are struggling to sleep this Autumn, the problem could be much deeper. If your mattress is older than 7 years, then it may not be offering you the support you need anymore. Plus, many people purchase a mattress that is far too soft and therefore don’t support their body weight. A heavy-duty mattress is a great investment for a better night’s sleep, no matter the season.
If you need a new mattress, Reinforced Beds can help. We offer a range of heavy-duty mattresses as well as other bedroom furniture for both residential and bariatric use. For more information, contact us today.