Our Expert Sleep Tips: Optimise Your Sleep Environment
Have trouble drifting off at night? Say no more! We’ve teamed up with our Sleep Wellbeing Expert Natalie Pennicotte-Collier to help you rest easy. Discover Natalie’s top tips for improving your sleep environment.
Over to you, Natalie…
Enhancing your sleep environment is key to helping you relax and unwind before bed. To help you do that, we’ll cover everything about your sleeping environment, from light and room temperature to what’s on your bedside table and of course your pillows and mattresses.
Wake up happy
If you’re looking to boost your sleep wellbeing every night, you’ll want to focus on the unsung heroes of a great night’s sleep!
Cool Temperature – Cosy Light – Safe Sound Mind
Get these right and your night will be off to a great start.
Did you know that temperature has more impact than brightness on how well you sleep? It’s true! Make sure your room is a cool environment and plan for sleep success by getting your bed ready with your favourite bedding and pillows.
When did you last treat yourself to some fresh new bedding? New pillows are an easy win for a great night’s sleep, they help send a signal to your body and mind that sleep is your number one priority. So go on, why not treat yourself to some new Premier Inn bedding?
Cosy nights, bright mornings
Darkness has a powerful effect on your sleep clock. Light and dark play an important role in drifting off, as the brightness of a room tells your body when it’s time to wake up or go to sleep.
That’s why it’s so important when cosying down at night to avoid bright, artificial light and to try not to look at any screens close to bedtime. Plus, embracing the natural daylight in the morning is just as important as keeping your room dark at night for our circadian rhythms and waking up, so be sure to soak up the morning rays.
Safe sound mind
Your bedroom should be at the heart of your sleep wellbeing plan, it’s your sleep sanctuary and a place to feel calm at the end of the day. Get into good habits like freshening up your bedside and making sure you have a ‘clean vibes’ space to relax in before drifting off.
The last sleep cue is often thoughts about work, clutter or stress, so make sure you pay attention to your bedside, as any mess here may heighten those feelings and make you feel anxious. If your bedroom feels a bit samey and tired, why not give your space a glow up? Create a wellbeing space, clear your bedside and set aside some time for rest before bed.
Choosing to have a midweek self-care session or extra relaxing routine is key to a great night’s sleep too – it’s a free and easy way to be kind to your sleep patterns and mental wellbeing.
It’s our mission at Premier Inn to help the nation rest easy, which is why our comfy rooms and our super comfy beds have been designed with you in mind. Rest easy knowing you’ll be sleeping in the bed of your dreams when you stay with us – and you can even buy our luxurious Premier Inn bed and pillows online to enjoy at home.