Everybody loves a good snooze – this is why Eyri Iceland was created in the first place! For sure, having a great mattress is a huge part of allowing your body to recover like a true Viking, but it's far from the only thing! If you're already sleeping like a Viking baby – congrats! If your sleep is still kind of meh, worry not – we've got some tips for you.
Tips for better sleep
Assess your bedroom
- Light. Is there too much light? The darker your bedroom, the better! Circadian rhythms are no joke. Your body needs to know when it's nighttime and when it's daytime, so it can rest better.
- Noise. Quiet bedrooms are preferred, but it's one of those things that can be really personal! If you sleep best while a neighbor is practicing piano at 3 am – hey, we won't judge.
- Temperature. A moderately cool room helps you fall asleep faster, but of course temperature needs to stay comfortable. Your mattress plays a role in this – you won't sleep hot on Eyri, ever!
Your sleeping companion(s)
- So your bedroom is prepped, but if you share the bed with someone, adjustments need to be made for the comfort of all involved.
- If you or your partner have sleep issues like snoring and sleep apnea, obviously that interferes with the quality of sleep, so addressing that will go a long way towards making sure you get the best rest.
- Make sure the bed is big enough! You might be sharing a bed with your partner or even co-sleeping with your baby (or babies)... We are pretty positive a king size would fit you better than a double bed in this case! Just sayin'.
- Separate blankets! Hey, who said blanket wars were inevitable? If you fight for blanket coverage, get a separate blanket for yourself and your partner and hoard to your heart's content.
- As we keep repeating, sheep's wool is the beeeeest. It regulates temperature to keep you cool and warm at the same time. Eyri's top layer is made of wool, but you can also add wool blankets, throws, and sleepwear to the mix. It's all about comfort, especially in winter.
- Ambient noise (white noise) to help you fall asleep if you don't like dead-quiet rooms.
- Air humidifier – helps you breathe easy.
- Crack your window open just a notch for some fresh air (depending on where you live, of course. That could backfire in Iceland!)
Last but not least... Throw out your alarm clock!
Just kidding. But we all can dream, right?