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Top Sleep Tips for Good Health

Can these top sleep tips help you improve your sleep?

It has become common knowledge that sleeping well is a cornerstone of your health and wellbeing.

Studies show that most people are sleep deprived and the consequences are dire. These include the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, stroke, and mental distress.

If you are tired all the time and not sleeping well, try these top sleep tips to improve the quality of your sleep:


1. Maintain a regular sleep pattern

For many the weekend means late to bed, and a morning lie-in. Sometimes this is unavoidable, and feels like a treat you need. When you keep a regular rhythm, however, your quality of sleep is better.

2. Exercise

Regular exercise has many health benefits and better sleep is one of them. Just make sure you are not exercising late in the evening as this could prevent you getting to sleep easily.

3. Have a bedtime routine

A bedtime routine is a signal to your body and your mind that it is time to go to sleep. Some examples are a relaxing bath or shower, and some quiet time. Make sure the TV is off and put your phone away.

4. Create a calm space to sleep

Your bedroom should be a haven. It should be uncluttered and calm. There should be no light in the room. The temperature of the room is also important. Experts recommend that you maintain it between 16° and 19°C. Some people find white noise in their room of great benefit.

5. Check your mattress and pillow

A bed that provides the right amount of support and comfort will help you get a better night’s sleep. A mattress shouldn’t be too hard and your pillow should also provide you with proper support.

At Bedworld we can help you choose the best bed for you. We also supply quality pillows. Call us on 011-791 4254 or send an email to


Try these top sleep tips to improve the quality of your sleep. Your health depends on it.

For information on sleep disorders, visit the South African Society of Sleep Medicine.


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