Sleep X Mattresses Review and my tips for a good night sleep.
I was lucky enough to be gifted to single SLEEP X mattresses a few weeks ago and they have been used by my toddler twins since going into regular beds.
They have loved their new Sleep X single mattresses and beds and have been sleeping great! They are non-allergenic, and antibacterial.
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The mattresses arrived in boxes and were so easy and quick to open and ready for use. They also make great trampolines for toddlers!
As a mum and nutritionist, I know how important sleep is- for both your physical health and emotional health! Lacking sleep as a new mum is very hard. It is probably the thing I like the least about being a mum having to lose sleep a lot for the first few years.
That is why I was very interested in trialling the Sleep X mattresses as I wanted to make sure my twin toddlers will have a good night’s sleep.
My 6 Tips for a Healthy Sleep for adults and children:
1. Remove chocolate/ caffeine treats in the afternoon and evenings
Reducing coffee intake and chocolate in the evenings especially just before bedtime can make a world of difference if you struggle to fall asleep at night.
Chocolate contains cacao which contains caffeine. Some people are very sensitive and you might think you are fine but your evening chocolate habit might be the reason why you cannot fall asleep before midnight! Children are even more sensitive to caffeine so make sure your little one isnâ€™t having too much cacao or chocolate in the afternoons/evenings.
2. Reduce fatty meals
Eating high fat- heavy meals before bed can lead to the feeling of indigestion and acid reflux and make it hard to fall asleep. Laying on your left side and having a peppermint/digestion tea can help if you have had a heavier meal than usual.
3. Develop healthy bedtime rituals
Bedtime rituals are so important for babies and children to develop good sleeping habits but are still relevant for adults.
Bedtime rituals such as a bath or shower, putting on your favourite pyjamas, moisturiser, a cup of herbal tea and reading a book can help your brain switch from daytime to night-time!
4. Reduce blue light exposure
I am very guilty of spending my evenings on my phone, computer or watching TV but did you know phones emit an artificial blue light which can disrupt your circadian rhythm that causes the release of melatonin helping you sleep.
The artificial blue light makes your brain believe it is daytime thus falling asleep can be more difficult and you won’t sleep as deeply. I now use some blue light glasses in the evenings or turn off my phone 30 minutes before going to bed and instead read a book.
5. Create a nice environment
Having a comfortable mattress, a dark fresh room, clean crisp linens and a warm doona makes it so much more enjoyable to go to bed.
My twins love going to bed, and I do too! I also diffuse lavender essential oil in our room for sleeping deeply and we keep the temperature of the bedrooms comfortable.
6. Eat a healthy diet high in magnesium
Magnesium is a very important mineral for a lot of reasons including for having a good night sleep. You can get your magnesium from green vegetables, avocados, nuts, seeds, whole-grains and fruits such as a banana (which contains 9% of your magnesium RDI).
Sometimes it might be required to add a magnesium supplement in your diet if you are someone who sweats a lot, are very active, stressed or pregnant. Magnesium supplements can come in tablets, powders or topical creams. Make sure to check with your pharmacist for the best dosage and form for you.
I use a magnesium powder and it made a huge difference during my pregnancy to fight off pregnancy insomnia!
If you have tried a few of these healthy sleep tips and still struggle with insomnia you might want to consult with your doctor and check your thyroid and other hormone levels for example.
The Sleep X mattresses were gifted to me by the company Sleep X but these are my tips and own review. The Sleep X company is now called ‘Sleep Well.’