Claire Justine

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Monday, 12 June 2017

Importance Of Sleep Campaign ...


We are an active family always double busy. Top of my relax list then, a good nights sleep to recharge the batteries. I like nothing more than going to bed early so I can get a good nights rest 💤.

By 10 pm I am always yawning, ready for my bed. Once I am tucked up in bed I do not like to be disturbed before 6 am. I try to get around 8 hours sleep a night but it is not always possible with a family and a dog.

As soon as my head hits the pillow I can fall straight to sleep. My Husband sometimes laughs at how quickly I can fall asleep. He can be walking up stairs a minute or two behind and I have already dropped off.

I do not always get a good night's sleep though. Our mattress is old and sometimes the springs stick into you. Some mornings I can wake up with pains where the mattress has taken it out of me.


Many adults struggle with sleep throughout their lifetime. Whether it’s a stressful day, crying babies, or bad backs. A bad night's sleep can lead to a lack of positive wellbeing. Getting in those 50 winks have never been so important, with a lack of sleep often leading to physical and mental health problems.

Today I have teamed up with Tempur® who offer a range of products such as mattresses, pillows and beds, all made from NASA’s unique memory foam to help you sleep better. 

Tempur® has many pressure relieving products, all scientifically created to help your comfort when sleeping and they are constantly evolving to help you find your perfect fit. The brand has been a tried and trusted sleeping remedy for more than 80 countries across the world.



Did you know that too much or too little sleep is not good for you though? Watch this short video on How to Sleep Better with TEMPUR® UK | We Love Sleep.

With a focus on your health, well-being and family it is important to maintain a good sleep routine. Sleep has a bigger effect on health and well-being than most people realise.

My top tips on how to get a better night sleep:


1.) Comfortable Nights Sleep:

Make sure your bed is nice and comfortable. Make sure your mattress is not too old and has been turned over regularly so no springs are sticking up. Check to see that the bed frame is not broken on one side or it can lead to a bad nights sleep. (Tempur® offers a range of products such as mattresses, pillows and beds, all made from NASA’s unique memory foam to help you sleep better.)


2.) Plenty of Exercises:

I find the more activity I do each day the better I sleep. I try to walk a few hours in the day with Mollie, run with my Daughter and go to the gym whenever possible.


3.) Avoid Alcohol Caffeine And Sugar Drinks Late At Night:

I love to have the occasional glass of lager, wine or spirits at night. I have started stopping drinking an hour or two before bed. This has helped, along with a glass of water to promote better sleep. I find that if you drink these kinds of drinks especially spirits with a mixer you can get hypo at night. Not ideal if you want that 8 hours of rest!!


4.) Change Your Pillows:

Change your pillows every so often. I find when my pillows are old I wake up with a throbbing headache. Due to the fact they are no longer comfy. We swap pillow cases at least twice a week too.


5.) Go To Bed At The Right Time For You:

Experiment with different bedtime routines. Find a time that suits you. If you go to bed too early it can lead to you waking up far too early. Then you keep cat napping every 10 minutes. Leave it too long to go bed and you always seem to get a second wind suddenly buzzing at midnight, not dropping off till the early hours. So the main thing, find a time and stick to it. Routine is the key...


6.) Keep Your Room Cool.

In Summertime it can be difficult to drop off if it is too hot in the bedroom. We go upstairs half an hour before bed to open all the windows, letting in as much fresh air as possible. If you can cope with the noise a fan is also useful.


7.) Avoid Eating Late At Night:

Eating, like drinking late at night can also keep you awake longer, especially if you're eating things with sugars or carbs. Eat like a King or Queen at breakfast and a pauper in the evening.


8.) Clear Your Mind:

Try to sort out things in the day that could stress you out in the evening. Process things so that you have a clear head by night time. Try not to go to bed stressed or you will find it hard to sleep. Nothing worse than having the weight of the world on your shoulders as soon as your head hits the pillow. Often just making a to do list or similar can put your mind at rest.

How about you. Do you get a good nights sleep?

Could you improve your sleep somehow?

About this post:

‘This post is in conjunction with Tempur® but all thoughts are my own.


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28 comments

  1. I try and get a good night's sleep. I love my sleep!

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    1. Me too.. Thanks for the comment Heather :)

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  2. I am my own worse enemy when it comes to sleep. I stay up too late and get up 5 mornings a week to go to the gym at 5:20am!!!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Jonathan. That is a great time to get up and workout. I would love to do this. I bet it makes you more organised in the day :)

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  3. Great tips you go here! I surely will follow them to get a good night sleep. You're right, many adults are sleep deprived. We should really promote good sleep for everyone.

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  4. As someone who can struggle with sleep I am totally aware of how a good night's sleep can make or break you day - some fab tips here...I do a lot of these and they really help!

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  5. Some great advice there and I agree that sleep is really important. I disagree with the notion of too much sleep though as you repay your sleep debt. In fact not enough is known about sleep at all. I really enjoyed studying it during my first degree. Did you cover it too?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Joy. No I did not study it, just sharing my own person thoughts. I find if I have to much sleep I wake up with an headache, for some strange reason.

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  6. I know what not to do if you want a decent sleep, but I never actually do it!! Always on my phone or drinking Pepsi too late at night!! x

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    1. Hehe, I do things like this too then remember when I can not drop off, what I have done. I never drink coffee late after having the most awful stressful night sleep though.

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  7. Great advice. I struggle with sleep, I've been insomniac for twenty years now and go through spells where it's worse at times than others. My back issues make for broken sleep even when I do fall asleep, I'd give anything for even 5 hours a night!

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    1. Oh no Laura, I can imagine it must be really hard to get a good nights sleep with a bad back :(

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  8. Since moving home late last year I have really struggled with sleep, I think that it is due to our mattress as I keep waking with a stiff neck xx

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    1. Oh no :( I have a bad neck that cracks when I turn over. I wonder if it is my mattresses too..

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  9. I sleep ok, some nights better than others and some nights my youngest will still shout me although that is getting less and less. Sleep and rest is so important for not only our bodies but also our minds.

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    1. Thanks Kizzy, I agree. I feel a lot better with a good nights sleep :)

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  10. These tips are so great! I barely sleep at all, I try and go to bed for about midnight and I'm always up in the night or up early. I really need to get a new mattress. We've just got new pillows and its made such a big difference, I really think changing the mattress will help too. We do lots of these things like avoiding caffeine before bed and keeping the window open. I'm definitely going to implement a couple more too. x

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    1. Thanks Chloe, the window open for a while before you drop off, really makes a difference doesn't it :)

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  11. Lovely tips here Claire. I do struggle to get decent sleep on some nights.

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  12. My big thing is keeping the room cool, I have to have the window open even during the winter!

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    1. I hate to be too warm at night. We are OK now but in our old house we use to live in a small room and it is hard to sleep when it is hot :(

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  13. Some nights I stay up late to work on my blog but others I am just too tired so I'm getting behind :( I have 3 kids and 3 jobs. Luckily the children sleep through the night but it is trying to fit all my work plus my blog around them during the day and then finishing off after they go to bed.

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  14. Oh wow, you are so busy. I would not be able to fit all this in.

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  15. I am like that too - gone pretty much as soon as my head hits the pillow

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  16. I definitely know that plenty of exercise makes a difference for my toddler and how well he sleeps which in turn means better sleep for me x

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