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Lights out and sleep the night away. That, at least, is what the ideal night’s sleep should be like. Find out how to have it, as well as interesting facts about sleep, here.


Your body clock

"Early to bed, early to rise ..." Do you prefer early nights and waking up in the early morning before it’s even light – and ticking off many of your to-do’s by 10 a.m.? Or are you more of a night owl who stays productive late into the evening and prefers to crawl out of bed after 10 o’clock? According to researchers, a distinction can be made between the "early riser" and "night owl" chronotypes, with night owls suffering more frequently from a lack of sleep as they have to get up early against their body clock due to work or family commitments. Helpful tips for shifting your personal rhythm include avoiding caffeinated drinks for 6 hours before going to bed and avoiding looking at bright screens for 2 hours before you hit the hay. Darkening your bedroom completely to boost your production of the sleep hormone melatonin is also a good idea. Or you could also let "JÉIS" massage your stress and strain away with a soothing aromatic oil massage that lulls you to sleep.

Warm up – cool down

In addition to light, temperature also plays a role in how quickly you fall asleep and how well you sleep during the night. "Warm up" is the motto for the lower parts of the body if you want to fall asleep better. Warm feet help regulate your body temperature and thereby support the production of melatonin. In this case, the specially developed sleeping socks from "Accapi" are your ideal sleeping aid. If you don’t find it difficult to fall asleep due to the cold but to the hot summer nights, however, the motto is "cool down". What is the best way to do this? Firstly, keep the temperature of your bedroom below 20 degrees by ventilating it in the morning when it’s cool and closing the windows during the day, ideally using curtains or blinds to block out hot sunlight. Secondly, a shower also helps – and not an ice-cold one, but a lukewarm one, as ice-cold water leads to increased sweating due to the body’s response to the cold. You could also stock up on bed linen made from cooling materials, such as linen or silk.

In the arms of Morpheus

In addition to the right kind of bed linen, the correct mattress is a key requirement for your horizontal rest. What you need is currently available as an exclusive offer from "Swiss Bedding". During our journey in the land of nod, our body goes through a series of different sleep phases, starting with the initial pleasant dropping off phase. This is followed by the deep sleep phase, in which our body begins to regenerate. Finally, the REM ("rapid eye movement") phase sets in shortly before we wake up, when our brain is as active as it is when we are awake. This also makes waking up easier. It is also the phase in which we experience our wildest dreams – or sleep through them.

New day, new me

Regardless of how quickly you fell asleep or how long you slept through the night, there are days when you just don’t want to get out of bed in the morning – especially if you’ve been sleeping in a comfortable box-spring bed from "Möbel Factory". It may then take you a little effort to get out of the arms of Morpheus. And if you’ve finally managed to stand up but still feel tired despite some morning exercise, a cold shower and a cup of coffee, one thing will certainly help: a walk-in treatment at the "Smoothline" beauty clinic.

With this in mind, we wish you a good night’s sleep and a fresh start to your day.

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