We all know how important sleep is for mental and physical well being, even if we don’t always practise what we preach. In the lead up to a wedding, however, it becomes more important than ever to get that famous beauty sleep.
The wedding planning process can be an extremely anxious time for couples, leading to high stress levels. Stress can cause us to lie awake for hours at night, worrying about whether we’ve upset that great aunt twice removed because she’s only invited to the evening do, or whether you should have gone for the seafood starter. It all seems so much worse in the middle of the night, doesn’t it?
Stress doesn’t just cause insomnia though, it even affects the quality of sleep once we’ve actually managed to get some shut-eye. So those guest list nightmares carry on long into the night, leaving us groggy the next morning.
Although there’s no ‘magic number’ of hours you should sleep at night (it’s different for everyone), research suggests that we’d all be happier and healthier with an extra 60-90 minutes of sleep each day. Now an extra hour seems reasonable, doesn’t it?
The time you sleep for isn’t the only factor – you also need to make sure that what you’re sleeping on is up to standard, too. If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, it might be time for a new mattress – and what better time to do it than in preparation for married life? With the bed-in-a-box phenomenon gaining momentum, there’s really no excuse for putting off a new one any longer.
So we’ve got good news – if you buy a Guru Mattress from Memory Foam Warehouse (double £499), they’ll throw in a free bottle of bubbly exclusively for Guides for Brides readers (because everyone sleeps better after a couple of glasses of champers)! To claim this fabulous offer, just enter GUIDESFORBRIDES at checkout. They’re made in Britain and arrive straight to your front door, making it easier than ever to get a better night’s sleep.