Sleep better together

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

Tossing, turning, snoring, thrashing, blanket yanking — it’s amazing anybody who shares a bed ever gets any sleep. If your loved one is keeping you up, you’re definitely not alone. “Couples often have different sleeping habits and preferences for room temperature and mattress firmness,” said Cathy Linder, director of marketing research at Tempur Sealy.

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Getting some shut eye means creating a space that’s conducive for sleep. And that usually means a great mattress placed in a dark, quiet room.

Following are some ideas that experts say can benefit both of you in your search for sweet dreams.

• In-store mattress auditions: Don’t be afraid to take a nap in the store. According to the Better Sleep Council, you’ll be happier with your mattress if you test it out in the store.

• Turn off technology: In today’s 24/7 world, it’s hard to unplug completely. Banning phones, tablets and TV in the bedroom can help your body power down.

• Prevent turbulence:

Twenty-nine percent of people say their partner’s tossing and turning keeps them awake at night. To minimize disturbances, invest in a new mattress that doesn’t transfer motion, so when your sleep partner moves, you don’t.

• Sync up bedtimes: It’s a challenge for night owls and early birds to get on the same sleeping schedule, but research shows that going to bed at the same time as your partner is essential to a good night’s sleep.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.