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Whether you’re an early riser or love a good Sunday morning sleep in, the reality is that the average person spends a third of their life in bed. No need to feel guilty! Not only is sleep an essential part of staying energised, but catching z’s is also fundamental to maintaining physical health. Why? Because as you sleep, you give both your brain and your body time to heal, repair and regenerate.
It’s all-important, which is why Harvey Norman is passionate about helping you discover your perfect slumber environment. For the month of March, Harvey Norman’s in-house team of sleep gurus are offering sleep advice and styling tips. Plus, they’ve got a fantastic range of bedding offers featuring everything you need to make your sleep environment healthy, comfortable, stylish, relaxing and of course, utterly catnap worthy.
So how can you treat your body to a better night’s sleep? Here’s some handy tips to help you dream your way to a happier, healthier lifestyle.
- Switch Off
Turn off all your electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime to help you mentally unwind before you get your forty winks. And yes, this includes Facebook.
- Have a Routine
Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day. This will help your body to work out a healthy sleep routine.
- Stay Cool
Keep a comfortable sleeping temperature by using lightweight bedding and sleepwear in the summer, and cosier options in the winter.
- Lather Up
Treat yourself to a warm bath or shower before bed. This will help you unwind and relax, as well as feel sleepy.
Eat your evening meal at least two hours before bedtime to give your body time to digest your food before you sleep. Sorry, no midnight snacks allowed.
Styling Tips for a Better Slumber
As far as we’re concerned, the bedroom should be a sanctuary of sleep. This means that it’s always a great idea to invest a little effort in creating the bedroom of your dreams. Here’s how:
- Reconnect with Nature
Greenery and oversized foliage prints bring an organic sense of tranquillity to your home.
- Create a Cosy Hideaway
Having an area in your home to curl up and retreat to will be big this year. Add rich textured accessories and plush throws so you never want to leave.
- Create a Focal Point
Be confident with your design choices and incorporate bright accent colours into your space. Bright statement cushions, throws or accessories will bring your bedroom to life.
- Your Home Should Tell Your Story
Mix new found treasures with timeless pieces for a collected look. An eclectic home that is loved and lived-in.
- Earthy Tones
Earthy tones are a beautiful way to add a natural texture and warmth to any room. Cushions and rugs have been innovatively re-designed to easily incorporate this into your space.
Loved our tips? Whether you’re after some friendly advice on styling your bedroom, the most appropriate bed linen for a hot sleeper or are upgrading to a supportive bed that meets your unique needs, the team of bedding specialists at Harvey Norman are on-hand to help.
With a huge range of beds, mattresses, furniture, bed linen and accessories, at Harvey Norman you’re guaranteed to find what you need to create the perfect sleep environment.