Teenagers have, and cause their parents to have, stressful lives. Their bodies are going through a lot of changes and all of this is combined with the stresses of school, and homework.
It’s important for teenagers to get enough sleep, around eight to ten hours per night. But it’s not just the length of time that they spend in bed but also the quality of that sleep.
As with adults, it’s important to remove any distractions from the bedroom such as televisions, tablets and if they can bear it, mobile phones! Make sure that there isn’t too much light in the bedroom by ensuring that proper curtains are installed.
They should also follow the normal steps such as trying to get into a good routine. Go to bed at a regular time each night and try to settle their brain down by reading a book.
Another important factor is the mattress. Bed should be a comfortable place, somewhere where it’s easy to fall asleep.
Everyone is different so it’s important to find out exactly what type of mattress will suit them.
The important factors to consider are: size, firmness and allergenic properties.
First of all, is the mattress big enough? Teenagers grow quickly and you do not want to find that your teenager is sleeping with their feet hanging over the end in six months. It may even be time to upgrade to a double bed if they’ve got room.
Is your teenager someone who can easily fall asleep on a pile of cushions or would a floor be their preference? Let them try other beds in the house so that they can get a feel for the type of mattress that will best suit them. If they like something soft, perhaps a memory foam mattress will be better for them.
Finally, if your teenager suffers from allergies, you may want to look at synthetic filled mattresses to cut down on the number of allergens that they will be exposed to.
If you have any questions, why not get in touch and we will do our best to find you the right mattress that’s in your budget.