Helpful Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

By Jeremy Biberdorf

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to having a productive, focused and enjoyable day. Although most people want to get a good night’s rest every night, actually making it happen is often a challenge. Health conditions, daily routines and the sleeping environment all play a role in the quality and quantity of sleep that a person gets. Here are some tips that will help you get a good night’s sleep every night.


1. Choose the Right Mattress

Temperature has a big impact on your sleep. If you’re too warm, you’ll wake up in the middle of the night and you’ll be drenched in sweat. If your room is too cold, you might shiver so much that you startle yourself awake. Consider a gel mattress, which distributes heat and promotes airflow around your body. You’re less likely to get too hot or too cold. If you do get cold, a foam mattress may be another great choice. The foam conforms to your body and keeps your body heat closer to you.

2. Consider an Electric Heated Blanket

If you get cold at night, try an electric blanket. They plug into an outlet and have multiple settings for warmth. You can adjust the temperature on the blanket and set a timer. They also have overheating protection so you won’t wake up with any burns. Today’s electric blankets don’t have any thick wires, and the outer fabric is soft. The outer layer can typically be removed and washed along with your other linens.

3. Try a Mattress Warmer

An electric mattress warmer may also help you sleep better. It fits on top of any mattress and they have six different heating zones. If your feet tend to get cold and cause you to feel discomfort, you can set that zone to be the warmest. If your neck and shoulders ache, heat may ease the pain. These mattress toppers have an automatic shutoff function that turns them off after 10 hours of use. The controllers include a backlit display and dual-sided controls for customized comfort and convenience if you have a sleep partner.

4. Invest in a Smart Blanket

A smart blanket, such as the BedjetV2, helps you fall asleep by monitoring your biorhythm temperature. It senses whether you are too warm or too cold. You download its app onto your phone and you can monitor your temperature, sleep quantity and sleep quality through the app.The blanket also has sensors that keep track of your temperature through the night.

5. Buy a Heated Mattress Pad

Stay warm all night with a cozy heated mattress pad. They’re designed with adjustable temperature technology and you can customize the settings for up to 20 different combinations on most of these products. They’re available in all of the typical bed sizes, including twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and California king. They’re affordable, and they also have a long lifespan. They fit on top of your mattress and under your fitted sheet, so you might need a set of extra-deep sheets in order to accommodate the heating pad.

6. Warm Your Toes

If you get icy-cold feet in the wintertime, try a heated warming pad that runs along the bottom portion of your mattress. Serta makes one that has four different heat settings. The auto shutoff function on the warming pad keeps you safe and prevents overheating. These heating pads sit on top of the flat sheet, and you simply place your feet on top of them while you sleep. The outer covering is machine washable and can be tumble dried in a clothes dryer. These small heating pads for feet are affordable and compact for easy storage during the warmer months of the year.

7. Keep Babies Warm

If you have a child, babies usually cry if it’s too hot or too cold. There are non-electric bed warmers for cribs that could help your baby sleep better. They don’t use electricity, and they’re safe to use for babies of all ages. They keep your baby’s body heat within the foam. They work best for babies who don’t move around much in their sleep.

8. Choose a Non-electric Bed Warmer

The Aqua non-electric bed warmer circulates hot water through the mattress and it’s like a waterbed, but a little different. The pumps operate soundlessly, so it won’t keep you up at night. There are tubes in this mattress, unlike the older water beds that were more like a water-filled bag sealed within another bag. Some people report being able to feel the tubes while sleeping, so if you’re sensitive, you may prefer a different option to stay warm while you sleep.


Getting enough sleep each night is vital to your physical, mental, and emotional health. An adequate amount of sleep also helps in having a productive and joyful day. And while there are many things that can get in the way of someone getting enough rest, the tips mentioned in this article are all things one can begin to incorporate into their sleep hygiene so that they can begin to get a good night’s rest every night.

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