I am in kind of a weird mood these days and I blame the lack of sleep. The lack of quality sleep to be precise. Most of us love sleep. But that doesn’t always mean that getting to sleep each night is plain sailing. If you are like me and don’t sleep well on a regular basis, it’s important to try and find out why. Are you stressed about work or worried about your finances? Are you neighbors noisy? Or is your bed keeping you awake at night? It may sound dramatic, but your mattress could be preventing you from enjoying restful nights. Here are some tips to help you find a perfect new mattress and remedy your sleep problems.

Replacing your old mattress

Have you had your mattress for years? Can you even remember when you last invested in a new mattress? If you find your bed uncomfortable, your mattress is damaged or you can feel springs in your back, now is the time to go shopping. Your mattress is not just there to make you feel comfortable at night. It also plays an essential role in providing support for your spine while you sleep.

If you search online for mattresses, you may be taken aback by the sheer number of brands and types. While it’s great for consumers to have lots of choices, it can also make choosing a single product tricky. If you’re looking for a new mattress, it’s wise to visit some showrooms and try out some different beds. Have a lie down on mattresses made from different materials and try out various brands. Compare price points and weigh up the pros and cons of each contender. It can also be beneficial to read reviews online. You may find pages like  http://www.bestmattress-brand.org/brand-overview-bed-in-a-box-reviews helpful.

Sleeping tips

Once you’ve replaced your mattress, it’s a good idea to look for other potential obstructions. Is your room too light or noisy? Are you going to bed too late? Is caffeine keeping you awake? Try and adopt a sleep routine, which means that you go to bed and get up at similar times each day. This will train your body clock and ensure that you get enough sleep each night. It may take a few days, but you’ll soon adjust to your new regime. Use blackout blinds to block out light and sleep with earplugs if external noise is an issue. Give yourself time to relax and chill out each evening before you head up to bed. Avoid checking emails or watching television when you get into bed. Ideally, your bedroom should be a tranquil sanctuary, which makes you feel relaxed as soon as you step through the door. Visit http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/insomnia/Pages/insomniatips.aspx for more tips to combat insomnia.


Missing out on sleep can make us feel irritable and lethargic. If you’re having trouble sleeping, your bed and sleeping environment may be to blame. Consider investing in a new mattress, and take steps to make your room a quiet, relaxing space. Try and get into a routine of relaxing in the evenings and going up to bed at the same time every night. Avoid caffeine and alcohol late at night and leave tablets and laptops downstairs. If you’ve made all these changes and you’re still having problems, see your doctor. Sleep deprivation can have implications for your health, as well as your energy levels.

I know it has started to get on my nerves for sure! Today I almost bit my dad's head off during an argument! Sorry dad! I hope I'll sleep better today!

How about you? Do you sleep good at night? Any suggestions?