10 Ways to Fall Back in Love with Bed

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Last Modified 15 September 2023 First Added 14 December 2017

By Gemma Curtis

We all need some love sometimes, and that goes for our bed too. Your bed is the platform for your dreams and should be welcoming at bedtime, supportive through the night, and recharge your batteries. If it’s failing to do this, then it may be time to assess your sleep space. Keeping in mind the need to be comfortable and relaxed, we’ve put together 10 ways to fall back in love with your bed…

1. Update your mattress

While this might sound like the most obvious solution, it doesn’t stop tens of thousands of people in the UK from sleeping on a mattress up to 40 years old! You should replace your mattress every 8 years to maintain its comfort, hygiene, and support needed for quality sleep. It’s proven that people who sleep on a new mattress get a better quality of sleep with less tossing and turning. Take a look at our Bed & Mattress Guide for help in choosing your perfect mattress.

2. Treat yourself to new bedding

Again, sounds obvious… so why haven’t you changed yours?! Lumpy or flat pillows won’t be giving your head and neck the support that they need. Similarly, old duvets may not keep you as warm as they once did. The length of time you should keep your bedding really boils down to its wear and tear. Once you notice a difference in texture, frays or bobbling, it’s probably time to replace. This will make for a more comfortable sleep and a more hygienic sleep space.

3. Add style and comfy accessories

We all love a cosy throw, scatter cushions, and fresh linen… right? Well, we do! And we just know it’ll make you excited to spend time in your bedroom again. There is nothing more delightful than retiring to a wonderfully warm and comfortable bedroom when it is dark outside, and you’ve had a long day. By adding a touch of personal style and decoration, your bed can make you feel happy, snug, secure, and shielded from your busy life.

4. It's time to tidy up!

Your bedroom is a place to relax and rest. So, if it’s filled with chaotic clutter, the chances of a successful sleep are far less likely. In fact, people who sleep in messy bedrooms are more likely to have disturbed sleep.

Taking just a few minutes to make your bed each morning will set you up for the day and allow you to come home to a calming haven. Still, need convincing? Read why you should make your bed every day.

5. Give your furniture that much-needed makeover

If you are using furniture that is dated, handed down or was purchased to ‘fill a gap’, then maybe it’s time to treat yourself – and your room – to a furniture makeover. Whether you go for a solid oak theme that adds warmth and sturdiness to your room’s design or for light and airy furniture that allows natural light to envelop every inch of space, it’s important to focus on getting the right furniture for you.

In the end, whatever you decide on, the change of furniture will have a big impact on the look and feel of your sleep space. Even the mental thought of ticking that ‘new bedroom furniture’ off your bucket list will add a sense of relief to your serene bedroom.

6. Utilise sleep tech

Another way to fall back in love with your bed is by enhancing your sleep with tech. Apps that analyse your sleep like the Dreams app can help you assess the length and quality of your sleep. This app tracks the phases of your sleep cycle and allows you to choose wake-up and fall-asleep melodies to achieve maximum sleep efficiency. From smart pyjamas to electronic eye masks, there’s a sleep tech solution for everyone.


8. Be careful with colour (tranquil tones only!)

The vibe in your bedroom can be completely dictated by the colour of your walls and accessories. This is because certain colours evoke particular emotions. Blue is best for making you feel sleepy according to Sleep.org. If blue isn’t your thing, try pastel shades or earthy tones like yellow and green for a zen environment.

study by Travelodge showed that 58% of people with a blue bedroom regularly wake up feeling happy. These people also had the longest amount of sleep, followed by yellow, green and silver.

Avoid colours like purple, brown and dark grey which can all promote feelings of negativity and sadness.

Discover the best bedroom colours for sleep

9. Just 10 minutes of exercise a day, allows you to drift away…

If you’re one of those who lay in bed for ages trying to get to sleep but don’t feel tired, this one’s for you. You can rekindle your love for bed by associating it with actually feeling tired.

One way to ensure you’re ready to drop when you crawl into those sheets is by exercising or practising yoga to soothe your body. Doing just 10 minutes a day can be enough to improve your sleep. This can be the difference between a full sleep and a disturbed one. Try swapping the car for walking on small journeys or going for a quick jog before your morning shower to wake yourself up or doing a small yoga sequence before bed to help you drift off calmly.

10. Put to practice sleep relaxation techniques

Still struggling to sleep? Restore your love for bedtime with sleep relaxation techniques. In our sleep survey, it come to our attention that only 5% of people said they always wake up feeling refreshed and we think this needs to change. So, put down your mobile phones, relax your mind and body and get ready to test a sleep relaxation technique. From the Military Sleep Method to the 4-7-8 breathing technique – you’re bound to find one that works for you.

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