A-Z of Going
To Bed

The most important part of creating a great night’s sleep starts right here! Check out our Top Tips for a Great Night’s Sleep!

Ambient Light

Even low amounts of ambient light from mobile phones and other devices can keep you awake as it suppresses production of Melatonin– a hormone that regulates the body’s circadian rhythm and promotes restful sleep.

Bed

You spend around 1/3rd of your life in bed. Size, shape, support and health issues are all factors we will help you consider in finding what’s right for you.

Clutter

Keep your bedroom clutter-free. You need to wind down at the end of the day so get the mobile phone, laptop, tablet, games console, TV and even the laundry basket out of your bedroom.

Dark

Keeping your bedroom as dark as possible is important because it encourages production of melatonin, the ‘sleep’ hormone.

Exercise

Regular, moderate exercise such as swimming or walking can help relieve the day’s stresses and strains. But not too close to bedtime or it may keep you awake.

Food

Don’t over-indulge. Too much food, especially late at night can play havoc with sleep patterns.

Get Up

If you can’t sleep, don’t lie there worrying about it. Get up and do something you find relaxing until you feel sleepy again, then go back to bed.

Hormones

Changes in hormone levels as we age can cause sleep disturbances which can alter hormone levels, turning into a vicious cycle. Our ‘A to Z’ tips can help you achieve hormonal balance.

Incense

Sandalwood, frankincense, lavender, violet, passion flower, lily, and jasmine can have relaxing and sleep-inducing effects, though never use during pregnancy or in children’s rooms.

Jet Lag

The body takes roughly one day for each time zone travelled to adjust to a new cycle of day and night.

Knowledge

Bases, Mattresses, Pillows, Price, Health Issues, etc. Buying a new bed buying can be a daunting task but Grove Bedding’s Sleep Specialists will help you prioritise and make the right choice.

Loved Ones

Photos of loved ones, artwork that you like, plants and flowers in your bedroom will help you feel more connected to the room and look forward to going to bed.

Mattress

Choosing the right mattress is key to a restful sleep. There are a huge variety to choose from and loads to consider but we will advise what’s right for you.

Naps

A No-Brainer. Avoid napping during the day to sleep better at night.

Over 50’s

Sleep patterns change as we age. Many experience a loss in the deepest levels of non-REM sleep, more daytime napping and less of a drop-in body temperature during sleep.

Pillow

Different sleeping positions require different pillow types for support, comfort, quality of sleep and well-being. Grove Bedding will help you choose wisely whether you sleep on your front, back or side.

Quiet

If noise in or around your home keeps you awake try using ear plugs from your local chemist.

Routine

A bedtime routine or ritual will help you unwind and your body clock will learn it’s time to sleep.

Sleep Sandwich

The Romans thought that lettuce was good for sleep, but the crème-de-la-crème “sleep sandwich” has to be a banana, marmite and lettuce sandwich. The banana and marmite contain natural substances that help induce sleep.

Temperature

Make sure your room isn’t too hot or too cold, keep it slightly cool around 16-18°C (60-65°F).

Upkeep

Keep your bedroom clutter-free. You need to wind down at the end of the day so get the mobile phone, laptop, tablet, games console, TV and even the laundry basket out of your bedroom.

Value

When buying a new bed or mattress, you generally get what you pay for in both service and product. We pride ourselves in the quality of our products.

Worries & Workload

Deal with your worries or a heavy workload by making lists of things to be tackled the next day. A stressful lifestyle can keep cortisol hormone levels high and cause sleeplessness.

XXX’s

A little ‘Bom-Chick-A-Wah-Wah’ with your loved one boosts the production of oxytocin and decreases the production of stress-inducing cortisol. These hormonal changes leave your body in a relaxed state, making it easier for you to fall asleep.

Yoga

Breathing exercises, Yoga or Meditation will calm your mind and reduce the fears and worries that trigger sleep disrupting stress.

Zing Boom

How you’ll feel after a night of heavy ‘ZZZZZs’ on your new bed from Grove Bedding. Sleep Better, Feel Better.