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Young Woman Sleeping on Side | Featured image for Wenatex’s Seasonal Sleep Patterns Blog.

We all have experience with the seasons disrupting our regular sleeping patterns. Whether it is the humidity of summer making us too drenched with sweat to sleep comfortably, or the harsh cold of winter making it impossible to stay warm, each season represents unique challenges when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. Rather than simply putting up with these hindrances until the change in seasons, there are ways we can improve our seasonal sleep patterns to not only benefit our sleep, but also our waking lives.

If you require the services of an ergonomic bed designed to provide you with the highest quality sleep, buy your very own today. If you have any queries about our products or services, please give us a call on 1300 858 139 or send an email to enquiries@wenatex.com.au.

 

Seasonal Sleep Patterns

Summer

The hottest of the seasons, summer brings beach days, ice-stacked Eskys, and for many Australians, sleepless nights. Those without air conditioning or a suitable fan are forced to endure nights spent tossing and turning as it feels like you are melting into your sheets. The fact that the sun rises earlier and sets later during summer also brings increased light exposure, making it harder for your body to know when to sleep.

To combat this, it is important to stick to your regular sleeping schedule to ensure your body always knows when its time to sleep. Sleep masks are a great way to achieve this, while our soft hypoallergenic quilts have been designed for climate control to provide those who perspire easily with a comfortable sleep.

 

Autumn

Celebrated as the season that offers some reprieve from the boiling days of summer, autumn is far more accommodating for seasonal sleep patterns. As days begin to get shorter as the sun goes down earlier, those who established a reliable routine during summer may find their sleep disrupted. Try to sleep around 30 minutes later than usual to combat this, as your body may try and make you sleep earlier due to being tired once the sun goes down.

The slightly cooler days make it much more bearable to spend time outside, and this is recommended to ensure your body has expended enough energy throughout the day to sleep. For many, autumn is the easiest season to sleep in, and you can make the most of this sleep by using an orthopaedic mattress scientifically designed to provide you with the best possible sleep.

 

Winter

Winter provides the opposite problem to summer, as people find their seasonal sleep patterns disrupted due to the constant cold and freezing nights. Winter brings less sunlight, which makes it easier to fall asleep but also makes it harder to drag yourself out of bed in the morning. Achieving sleep is not easier for those who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma, as the lower humidity makes it harder to breathe comfortably.

If you find it hard to get out of bed for work during winter, consider going to bed earlier each night to ensure you are consistently well rested and ready for the day ahead. To avoid sleeping in a cold room, stack your bed with adequate blankets and make sure you are properly covered before falling asleep to avoid waking up with a cold. If you have respiratory issues due to the cold, consider placing a humidifier in your bedroom to improve your symptoms.

 

Spring

Known as the season of allergies, spring can be a nightmare for those that are heavily affected by hay fever as trees and flowers bloom. Having a stuffed or runny nose can be a real burden when it comes to falling asleep, resulting in constant tiredness. For others though, spring is a time worth celebrating as it delivers us from the colder months back into warmer weather.

They call it spring cleaning for a reason, as spring is the ideal time to clean out your bedroom and reduce the amount of dust and dirt that inhabits the area. This provides a better environment to sleep in, increasing the quality of your sleep as a result. With the sun more prevalent as winter fades away, spend more time outside to help your internal clock adjust to the longer times, making it easier to fall asleep at the end of the day.

 

Need Help Optimising Your Seasonal Sleep Patterns?

Each season brings its own unique challenges when it comes to securing a good night’s sleep, but with the help of our high-quality products, you will be able to sleep well all year round. Please send an email to enquiries@wenatex.com.au or give us a call on 1300 858 139 to learn more about our products and how the science of sleep can improve both your physical and mental wellbeing.

 

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