Tips to sleep better during winter

Sleeping problems during the winter? Bosmans Slaapcomfort gives 5 tips for better sleep

When the days start to get shorter and colder, we really feel that winter has arrived. That has a different effect on everyone. One person can't wait for the holidays and hopes for a white Christmas. The other wants nothing more than to hibernate for a long time. At Bosmans Slaapcomfort we understand that a good night's sleep during these cold nights is crucial for good health and a good mood. At night you process all the impressions from the day and fill up with new energy for the day ahead.

Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep during the winter? Don't worry, in this blog our sleep experts provide 5 valuable tips to optimize your sleep quality during the winter season.

The perfect balance in temperature

In winter, many people tend to create extra warmth in their bedroom. Extra blankets, warm pajamas or turning up the heating a few degrees seems like a quick solution. Yet these elements can disrupt your night's sleep. What many people do not take into account is the fact that your body temperature drops when you fall asleep and gradually rises again during the night. If you lie under too many layers or sleep in a room that is too warm, the risk of overheating increases. This causes your body to sweat, resulting in a restless sleep.

According to our sleep experts, the ideal sleeping temperature fluctuates between 15 and 20 degrees. So try not to set the heating in your bedroom too high when you go to sleep. Furthermore, it is advisable not to focus so much on stacking layers, but rather on carefully choosing the material you sleep under. A good option, for example, is a down duvet. It is light and airy and offers excellent ventilation to prevent overheating at night. It is also recommended to leave your bedroom window ajar during the night. This way you create enough oxygen and ventilation.

Regularity brings peace

During the winter months, regularity is invaluable. If you go to sleep at 11:30 PM one night and fall asleep on the couch at 10 PM the next night, it is difficult for your body to always get tired at the same time. Therefore, train your body and prepare it for a fixed bedtime. With a regular sleep routine, you teach your brain that it needs to get tired at a certain time.

There are several things that can help you let go of the day. Just think of a warm bath or a soothing tea. Our sleep experts also recommend avoiding blue light as much as possible before going to sleep. Leave that smartphone alone for a while and read a few pages in a good book, for example.

Embrace the sun, even in winter

Daylight is a natural regulator of our circadian rhythm, or our internal clock that lasts approximately 24 hours. Despite the cold, it is important to go outside during the day. Getting some fresh air during your lunch break or taking a quick walk before dark not only contributes to the production of vitamin D, but it also stimulates the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Plus, a walk in the fresh air can do wonders for your overall well-being. So dress warmly and plan some me-time during the day so you can sleep well at night.

Comfort as the key to sleeping

A good night's sleep often starts with a good sleeping environment. To keep it airy and warm, it is best to choose a down duvet. Would you rather heat up quickly? Then a flannel fitted sheet or duvet cover is a good option. For those who often suffer from cold feet, our sleep experts recommend thick winter socks. Your feet are essential for a good night's sleep, because heat escapes here most easily. When you are cold, the countless pores on your feet close, which only cools you down further. The result? You are shivering and falling asleep becomes an even greater challenge. The simple solution: keep your socks on until you feel comfortable and then take them off.

Last but not least: invest in a comfortable mattress that suits your sleep preferences. Depending on various elements such as your sleeping position, physical complaints, your preferences, ... we have different types of mattresses available. Always keep in mind that your body needs at least 4 weeks to adapt to your new mattress.

Exercise during the day ensures deeper sleep at night

Exercise during the day contributes to better sleep quality. However, exercising in winter is easier said than done. While you may enjoy running in the sun in the summer, this is often a major challenge in the dark and cold winter. Watching a movie on the couch seems a lot more attractive to many people.

Yet exercise remains essential for good sleep. Being active during the day promotes falling asleep and sleep quality. Don't feel like exercising outside in the dark? Then get a yoga mat and some weights and start a home exercise routine. This way you keep moving in the winter and sleep better at night.

Bosmans will help you through the winter

The sleep experts at Bosmans Slaapcomfort are happy to ensure that you can enjoy quiet nights all winter long. Discover our extensive range of beds, box springs, mattresses, bed bases, bed linen, bathing and sleeping fashion, duvets and pillows in our store in Heist-op-den-Berg and sleep like never before. Feel free to drop by during opening hours for tailor-made sleep advice.

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