How Sleep Affects Your Mental Health

 

10th October 2021


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It's no secret that a good night's rest lets your mind and body recharge and repair for the day ahead. The 10th of October is recognised as the day for raising awareness about mental illness, and this year we'd like to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of good quality sleep on your mental health, and the best ways to achieve that top-tier sleep everyone deserves.

 

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Quality & quantity of sleep are both important.

Studies show that there is a correlation between mental health conditions and insomnia or poor sleep quality. The brain needs time to rest, and when it gets an adequate amount of rest you'll notice that your ability to focus and retain memory increases substantially. The standard recommended time for sleep every night is between 6 to 9 hours, and the exact amount needed varies from person to person.


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Reversible Luxury Queen Bed Wool Fitted Underlay

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Luxury 2000GSM King Bed Mattress Topper

Eva Clean Waterproof Mattress Protector Range

Eva Clean Waterproof Mattress Protector Range



Toppers, underlays, and protectors can give both peace of mind and added comfort in bed. We recommend adjusting your mattress with these items to maximise relaxation in bed.



Eva Clean Waterproof Quilt Protector Range

Eva Clean Waterproof Quilt Protector Range

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Bamboo Cotton King Bed 1000gsm Fitted Mattress Topper



Tips to improve how you sleep:

  1. Avoid drinking caffeinated drinks or alcohol 2-3 hours before going to bed.
  2. Be more physically active during the day so that your body has something to rest from.
  3. Stick to a routine, and try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
  4. Have the right pillow! See our post on pillow positioning for maximum comfort to avoid any stiffness and pain in the morning.
  5. Use noise-cancelling ear buds or play soothing sounds to help fall asleep, like A Soft Murmur & Rainy Mood.
  6. Develop strategies for managing stress, anxiety, and worrying thoughts. Please refer to guides and tips listed in sources like World Health Organisation, Lifeline & Mental Health Australia.

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Terra Quilt Cover Set Range Caramel


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Managing your body temperature also impacts your sleep. Too warm or cold can have you waking up frequently, preventing you from achieving quality REM sleep that your brain needs to perform at its best the next day. Here are some products comprised of temperature-regulating materials:



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Cooling Weighted 122x183cm Blanket Range Blue

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Goose Down 2+1 Four Seasons 80% Quilt Range

Linen House Nara 400THC Sheet Set

Terra Mega Sheet Set Range Stone

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Goose 80 Down and 20 Feather Superfill Standard Pillow

Bamboo Eco 400THC Cotton Fitted Sheet Range Sky Blue

Bamboo Eco 400THC Cotton Fitted Sheet Range Sky Blue

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All Seasons Wool 350GSM Quilt Range



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References: Sleep Health Foundation Survey, Road traffic noise, sleep and mental health