It's that time of the year when our sleeping patterns go off the rails — late nights, excessive drinking and eating, worrying over shopping, family, and money, it all takes its toll.
A recent survey found we lose more than 30 hours of sleep over the festive period. Short term lack of sleep makes us drowsy, irritable, and concentration will be affected, plus when you are tired your appetite increases so be careful you don't overindulge more than normal.
Better Bedding has a few tips that will help you sleep well through the New Year.
Keep regular hours, try and go to bed and get up around the same time
Have a restful sleeping environment, no decorations, and your bedroom should be neither too hot nor too cold and be as quiet and dark as possible.
Keep your curtains closed, ideally curtains should block light and sound.
Make sure your bed is comfortable, it is hard to get a good night's sleep on a bed that is too hard, too soft, too small, or too old, and it should be big enough so that your partner rarely disturbs you. Maybe a new bed should be on your New Year's list this year.
Finally have some ear plugs handy to block out the sound of your partner's snoring after a night of overindulgence.
For expert advice contact Better Bedding, Sean Mulvoy Road. Galway, phone 091 756766.