Sleep. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Lay down, shut your eyes and before you know it, it’s 7am and your comfortable pillow is drool-galore. Right? WRONG! For many of us, sleep can be frustratingly elusive and most of us don’t get enough according to a study conducted by the Sleep Health Foundation.
There’s no denying the importance of sleep, not only for our basic survival but getting our 8 hours each night is crucial to helping us thrive in life. A lack of Z’s a few nights in a row can lead to moodiness, weight gain, loss of brain function, premature ageing and do we really need to go on?
At Eva, we are in the business of helping every Australian sleep soundly, so we’ve put together our top 4 tips to help you sleep like a baby. Actually more like a cat. Like a baby cat.
Good Sheets = Good Sleeps
High-quality sheets are like a freshly baked loaf of sourdough. It’s not essential for a sandwich, but god damn it tastes better than a week old loaf of stale white bread.
Sheets made from natural fibres such as hemp are super breathable, moisture-wicking and antibacterial meaning they are not only more hygienic than other materials but they also feel amazing against the skin.
These natural fabrics are designed to keep you cool in summer but warm in winter. Even more versatile than sourdough!
Shop our environmentally friendly Hemp Linen Sheets.
Marie Kondo was not wrong when she said that “a cluttered house leads to a cluttered mind.'' And if there’s one person we trust it’s an adorable, cleaning expert with a cult following.
A study conducted by St. Lawrence University in New York also backs up Kondo’s theory. The study revealed that a messy bedroom can lead to a poor night’s sleep and can even cause anxiety.
Conclusion: The space we sleep in is just as important as what we sleep on, and a messy bedroom is not a recipe for a solid night's rest!
It sounds obvious, but hear us out. Most of us go straight from our phones or computers and expect sleep to happen without giving our body a chance to wind down. Like stretching before exercise, it’s important to prepare your body for sleep.
Find out what helps you relax and practice it regularly before bed. Whether it be meditation, deep breathing exercises, chamomile tea, or even reading a (relaxing) book. Let’s be honest, we all know those true crime podcasts before bed cannot be conducive to a peaceful sleep.
Find The Right Mattress
Another no brainer, but yet so many of us put up with a mattress that isn’t quite right. We spend basically ⅓ of our lives sleeping - that’s over 200,00 hours horizontal! So it’s crucial to ensure your comfortable mattress is ticking all the right boxes.
If you’re waking during the night from your partner tossing and turning, feeling more tired in the morning than seems logical or struggling to fall asleep - it’s time to upgrade for the best sleep of your life!