Healthy Sleep Habits: Go for Quality or Quantity?

Tips to sleep better

Do you count sheep to fall asleep?

Stare at the ceiling, hoping your mind stops racing?

Toss & turn to get comfortable?

Or tip-toe to the kitchen for a 2:00 a.m. snack? If so, you may need to reboot your sleep quality.

Sleep studies show us that most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night to feel refreshed and rejuvenated the next day. 

That’s a good nightly number to clock. But to function your best, how well you sleep each night is just as—or even more—important as how long you sleep.

Uninterrupted, restorative sleep helps your brain & body recover, cleaning out toxins that have built up during waking hours. And who doesn’t want to start the next day with a clear mind and rested body?

A few tips to improve your sleep quality for an ideal night’s sleep: 

  • Set a nighttime alarm — a reminder each night to turn off the TV, put work away, and make sleep a consistent priority – even on the weekends.  
  • Include daily exercise — moving your body, stretching, and walking helps boost deep sleep (avoid strenuous exercise two hours before bedtime).
  • Avoid stimulants — if you drink caffeine (coffee, black tea, sodas), don’t have them at least 6 hours before bed.
  • Sleep on a comfortable, quality mattress — when your body is correctly supported from head-to-toe, it can relax and recover properly. 

At Custom Comfort Mattress, we’re here to support your sleep environment so you can enjoy restful nights and energetic days ahead.