Tag: sleep

Our ideal morning routine – and when to have your coffee.

Experts recommend adults get at least 7-8 hours sleep each night. Our mattress guru goes to sleep at 10PM and wakes at 6AM. First thing he does is have a glass of water to rehydrate the body. Overnight you lose moisture and a lot of this moisture gets absorbed into your mattress.

Next step, a quick 20 minute jog. 10 minute rest, then breakfast! No bacon or sausages, just high fibre cereal, orange juice, toast and scrambled eggs. No butter. Maybe some smashed avocado sometimes. Reaching for that coffee? No. The ideal time to have coffee is about 11am in the morning, about the natural time your bodies own cortisol levels rise for the day, so you don’t over stress yourself or over ‘pump’ yourself.

An interesting fact, your body is actually at full physical strength at about 7PM, so those midnight gym sessions probably aren’t doing you any good.