x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Simple tips for a better night's sleep

You don't need to invest in a pricey adjustable bed to feel well-rested in the morning.

You may not be able to afford a brand-new, state-of-the-art bed but there are plenty of other ways to make sure you get a good night's sleep. First of all, buy the best pillow you can afford and pair it with good-quality bed linen made out of a soft, breathable fabric.

Make your bed every day. This will make your room feel cleaner and calmer, and set the right tone for a peaceful slumber. Your bedroom should be a dedicated space for sleep and rest, and shouldn't double up as a television room or private gym. Keep unnecessary furniture to a minimum.

Next, make sure that you can achieve total darkness in your bedroom. Get blackout curtains or thick, solid blinds to make sure that you are waking up when you want to, and not when the sun says so.

If you're the kind of person that lies awake creating to-do lists in your head, keep a notepad and pen on your bedside table. Jot down all these stray thoughts before you turn the lights out so you go to sleep with a clear head.

Finally, buy some lavender oil, which is well known for its sleep-inducing qualities. Place three or four drops on your pillow or in a humidifier.