Towels are included in your accommodation so you only need to pack a towel for the beach.

Don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep

Ever feel like you’re constantly running on fumes? Like your brain is foggy and your body is sluggish? You’re not alone. Millions of people struggle with getting enough sleep, and it’s having a major impact on their health and well-being.

But here’s the good news: prioritising sleep isn’t just about feeling more rested – it’s a fundamental part of maintaining overall health. 

A good night’s sleep can:

  • Sharpen your mind: Sleep is essential for cognitive function. When you’re well-rested, you can think more clearly, focus better, and learn new things more easily.
  • Boost your mood: Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your emotional state, making you more irritable and prone to stress. But catching enough Zzz’s can help regulate your mood and improve your overall well-being.
  • Strengthen your body: Sleep is when your body repairs itself. It helps regulate hormones, rebuild tissues, and strengthen your immune system, making you less susceptible to getting sick.
  • Promote a healthy weight: Studies have shown a link between insufficient sleep and weight gain. When you’re sleep-deprived, your body produces more ghrelin (the hunger hormone) and less leptin (the satiety hormone), making you crave unhealthy foods and feel less satisfied after eating.
The Cottage double bedroom at Higher Trewithen Holiday Cottages

So how can you improve your sleep quality?

Making a few simple changes to your bedtime routine can make a big difference:

  • Establish a regular sleep schedule: Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on weekends. This helps regulate your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle.
  • Create a relaxing bedtime ritual: Take a warm bath, read a book, or listen to calming music before bed. Avoid screen time for at least an hour before sleep, as the blue light emitted from electronic devices can interfere with sleep.
  • Make your bedroom sleep-friendly: Ensure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and cool. Invest in blackout curtains, earplugs, and a comfortable mattress and pillows.
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol: While caffeine can give you a temporary energy boost, it can disrupt your sleep later in the night. Similarly, alcohol may make you feel drowsy initially, but it can fragment your sleep and prevent you from reaching deeper sleep stages.
  • Get regular exercise: Regular physical activity can improve sleep quality, but avoid strenuous workouts close to bedtime.

By prioritizing sleep and making these small adjustments to your routine, you can unlock a world of benefits for your mind, body, and overall health. Remember, a good night’s sleep is an investment in yourself – and the best part is, it pays off big time!

Superking bed in The Stable at Higher Trewithen Holiday Cottages Cornwall.

If you’re like me you might find it hard to drift off to sleep when you’re not in your own environment leaving you feeling tired and irritable the next day and who wants to be tired and grumpy when their on holiday?

So we’ve designed our bedrooms to be sleep friendly to give you the best chance of drifting off to sleep in your home away from home at Higher Trewithen 

So what is it that makes our bedrooms so sleep-friendly?

1. Black out curtains to ensure your bedroom is nice & dark not matter what time the sun sets or rises.

2. Radiators are set a few degrees cooler than the rest of the house keeping you at just the right temperature for sleep.

3. Luxurious mattress & pillows to sink into & support your body from head to toe.

4. Natural fiber bedding to help you stay comfortable all night long.

5. Decorated with restful colours, using low VOC paints to help reduce visual stimulus before you close your eyes & ensure a healthy atmosphere so you can breath easily.

Towels are included in your accommodation so you only need to pack a towel for the beach.

We’ve created the optimal sleep environment to help you get a great nights sleep in your home away from home so all you need to do is book your stay and pick you favorite way to relax before turning off the light. 


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