Sleep Tips

Tips for a better night’s sleep

The sleep set is literally the foundation of your sleep. But beyond your investment in the mattress, it’s important to make an overall commitment to sleep. Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy sleep cycle and ensuring the best night’s rest:

1. Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule, including weekends.
2. Establish a relaxing bedtime routine, such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music.
3. Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool.
4. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillow.
5. Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex. It is best to take your work materials, computers, and televisions out of the sleeping environment.
6. Finish eating at least two to three hours before your regular bedtime.
7. Exercise regularly. It is ideal to complete your workout at least a few hours before bedtime.
8. Avoid alcohol, nicotine (e.g., cigarettes, tobacco products), and caffeine (e.g., coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate) close to bedtime. These can lead to poor sleep, keep you awake or disrupt sleep later in the night.

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Better Sleep Resources

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For millions of people, the consequences of a poor night’s sleep – higher stress, increased mistakes, and difficulty concentrating – are every day occurrences. But it doesn’t have to be this way. To find out more about how sleep can impact your health, visit:
National Women’s Health Information Center
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Office on Women’s Health)
Phone: 800-994-9662
Web site:
American Chiropractic Association
1701 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-276-8800 Fax: 703-243-2593
Web site:

National Sleep Foundation
552 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-347-3471 Fax: 202-347-3472
Web site:
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research –
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NHLBI Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824
Phone: 301-435-0199 Fax: 301-480-3451
E-mail: Web site:

Better Sleep Council Canada
P.O. Box 170
Streetsville, Ontario L5M 2B8

Sleep/Wake Disorders Canada
3080 Yonge Street, Suite 5055
Toronto, ON M4N 3N1 Canada
Phone: 416-483-9654 Fax: 416-483-7081

The Sleep Council
High Corn Mill
Chapel Hill Skipton BD23 1NL
Phone: 01756 795374 Fax: 01756 798789
Web site:


If you think you’re suffering from a serious sleep problem, please consult your doctor. 
For general questions about sleep safety, visit: Sleep Products Safety Council
For general information about the non-profit trade organization representing the mattress industry, visit: International Sleep Products Association