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In search of a better night’s sleep

With four in ten Australians experiencing inadequate sleep, the secret to a good night’s sleep isn’t as far away as we might think, with simple changes and a set routine often being the answer to a good night’s sleep.
on 17 March 2018
“In today’s ‘always on’ society, people regularly forget how important sleep is. While your morning caffeine hit is a great short term solution, not clocking in the recommended 8 hours can seriously impact your health and well-being,” said Dr. Harrington.

“Switching off technology 1 hour before bedtime and setting a nightly routine with a good book, bath or calming diffuser is a good way to unwind and prepare the body for sleep. Comfortable sheets and attire combined with limited noise and light is also ideal,” added Dr. Harrington.

So, whether you are sleeping alone or sleeping next to a snoring partner here is a list of top products from the tens of millions available on amazon.com.au that will help you clock in the recommended 8 hours this World Sleep Day. Customers can enjoy free delivery on eligible orders above $49 that are shipped by Amazon AU. A one-business day delivery service is available in select areas across Australia.
  1. Luxurious Egyptian cotton sheet set

    Bed linen should be breathable and natural fibers like cotton are often the best. There’s nothing better than fresh sheets. We spend about a third of our lives asleep so good linen is a wise investment.
  2. A soft rug

    Think back to when you were a child. Comfort was a soft and cuddly blanket or teddy bear. Invest in a luxurious throw with texture. It can make us feel warm, snuggly and safe.
  3. A new pyjama set

    As we need to condition our body to sleep well, it is important not to sleep in clothes you wear during the daytime. Changing into pyjamas before you go to bed sends a powerful message to the brain that it is time to sleep. It begins the process of calming the mind and winding down from the daytime’s activities. Invest in a set that makes you feel relaxed or extra snuggly – you might just find that your new PJ’s send you into a beautiful, deep sleep.
  4. Eye mask

    Eye masks are another way to ensure that you are not disturbed by too much light. They are great for travelling as they will make any room darker than a bat cave.
  5. Amazon Echo

    One of the best ways to ensure good shut eye is to eliminate pre-bed screen time. However many of us find this very difficult. So, if this is you, why not try the Amazon Echo? It can play you calming sleep tunes, or a meditation (subscriptions may be required). It can also turn off your compatible smart home appliances like your lights before sleep…and the best thing is, you won’t even have to leave your bed!
  6. Cool mist humidifier ultrasonic aroma essential oil diffuser

    Scent can affect the quality of sleep and aromatherapy can turn your bedroom into a calming oasis within minutes. Try this ultrasonic essential oil diffuser an hour before you plan to sleep.”
  7. Neck support pillow

    A cool ambient temperature is an important aspect of our ability to sleep and an ideal sleeping temperature is 18oC. Gel Infused pillows can help you remain cool as you sleep, especially during those hot nights, helping you to get the sleep you need.
  8. Fitbit Ionic

    Having an understanding of sleeping patterns ensures that a consistent routine can be developed and followed each evening. Offering deep insights into the three stages of sleep (light, deep and REM), the capabilities of this wearable device may revolutionise the way you think about your 8 hours of shut eye.
  9. Snore stopper anti-snoring straps

    It’s a last resort but snoring can really impact a good night’s sleep. If you or your partner’s snoring is keeping you awake, try an anti-snoring chin strap. It’s designed for people who breathe with their mouth open while sleeping and it can reduce snoring by keeping the mouth closed during sleep.
  10. Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

    In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts twenty years of cutting-edge research, looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom to find the answers that will transform our appreciation of sleep and reverse our neglect of it.
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