Optimize your sleep rhythm

How can I optimize my sleep rhythm?

About 25% of the Belgian population suffers from chronic fatigue. This is often the result of a poor night's sleep. Sometimes you just slept poorly, sometimes there are tangible causes such as jet lag or the transition from winter to summer hours. Don't worry, whatever the reason for your fatigue, our sleep experts are happy to give you advice to optimize your sleep rhythm. This way you will be better rested during the day and you can fully experience all the fun moments during the day.

A dark room makes you sleepy

Sometimes our body is a bit confused during the transition from winter to summer time. This is because it is light for an hour longer in the evening than the day before, which reduces the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. That hormone is automatically produced in your brain when it gets dark. To optimize your sleep rhythm, it is important that you darken your bedroom as best as possible. This can be done by means of a roller shutter or good blackout curtains. The lack of light signals your brain to produce melatonin, which makes you tired.

Stick to a strict daily rhythm

During the day we use the energy we collect at night. So even when you are tired, try to complete as many of your daily tasks as possible. This way you exhaust your body and ensure that it feels tired enough at night to fall asleep straight away. Sleeping or resting a lot during the day will make it more difficult to sleep at night and then you will have the same problem the next day. Scientific research shows that a good power nap lasts about 20 minutes. At that time you will not fall into deep REM sleep, so you can easily wake up and not be confused.

Avoid screens before bedtime

No TV, mobile phone, iPad or laptop in bed. It is a strict rule that will give your night's sleep a big boost. Just before you go to sleep it is important that your brain and body relax. That doesn't work if you're typing on a cell phone all the time or have to focus on a screen. In addition, the blue light from these electrical devices causes your brain to produce less melatonin. Due to the lack of this sleep hormone, it is again more difficult to fall asleep.

Prepare for the night

Preparation is key. Even when you go to sleep. That is why we recommend that you do not make any major efforts before going to bed. Intensive exercise, watching long TV shows or drinking coffee are therefore out of the question. Instead, relax by taking a short walk, doing some breathing or relaxation exercises, taking a warm bath or listening to soothing music. This way your body is calm and it can fall asleep more easily.

Invest in a good sleep system

We spend about a third of our lives in bed. A good bed, mattress and pillow are therefore indispensable for a good night's sleep. But what is the best sleeping system? Unfortunately, we cannot give a clear answer to that. It is important that we thoroughly evaluate your wishes and needs and propose the right selection based on that. Our fourth generation Bosmans sleep experts are happy to help you on site. Thanks to an extensive range of top brands, we have the suitable sleeping system for everyone. Our store in Heist-op-den-Berg consists of two floors. On the ground floor you will find brands such asAuping, Beka, Tempur, M Line, Technogel, Nill Spring. Brands such asHästens strong>, Kuperus en Eco Life can be found on the second floor. Thanks to our large stock, we can deliver various models immediately. Would you like to have your new bed in your bedroom within 24 hours? Then Plan your visit to our showroom 

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