What Type of Sleeper Are You?
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What Type of Sleeper Are You?

The first step to getting better sleep is understanding your sleep type.

If you’re not getting the recommended seven (or more) hours of sleep nightly, you’re probably frustrated. And you’re definitely tired. Not getting enough sleep is really bad for us. If you’re tired, you’re not performing your best for your loved ones, in school, or at your job. Plus, not sleeping enough can affect your health and overall well-being.

Going from being sleep-deprived to waking up happy isn’t a linear path. What works for your friends, coworkers, and even your partner may not be what’s right for you. We’re here to help you figure out what type of sleeper you are. Understanding your sleep type can help you put your problems to bed once and for all.

Are You The Popsicle?

The Popsicle is always cold and is constantly piling on more layers of socks, sweatshirts, and bedding. If it feels like you just can’t get warm enough no matter what, Brookstone® has a whole line of heated products we think you’ll like a lot.

The Brookstone® NAP® Heated Sherpa Blanket is soft and comfortable, and comes in two neutral colors, so it will fit in with whatever bedding you already have and, oh yeah, it’s heated. With 11 different settings, it’s sure to keep every variety of Popsicle toasty and comfortable. If faux fur is more your style, they make those, too.

We also recommend this Brookstone heated mattress pad. It has 11 different settings and an automatic shut-off (after 10 hours), meaning you can feel comfortable and safe using it overnight.

Are You The Furnace?

They say the ideal room temperature for sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. No one knows this better than The Furnace, the sleep type who is always hot, for whom light pajamas and AC just don’t cut it. If that sounds like you, it might be time to switch up your bedding. Consider Therapedic® TruCool®. The mattress pad, mattress topper, and foam pillows are designed with a proprietary technology that creates increased airflow, which leads to a cooler, deeper sleep.

Are You The Knot?

The Knot always wakes up feeling like they "slept funny." No matter what pillow position is attempted, The Knot wakes up achy and in pain. Sound familiar? Time for some new pillows and a mattress topper. Our recommendations for The Knot are so supportive that they might just become your best friends. Even after hours of sleeping on them, they’re firm and maintain their shape, allowing even the most contorted Knot to wake up pain-free.

Are You The Overthinker?

The Overthinker tends to be, well, thinking, which leads to restless nights, which leads to stress, which leads to restless nights, which leads to... you get the idea. If you’re not already familiar with weighted blankets, it’s definitely time to read up.

Most weighted blankets contain glass or plastic beads in securely stitched pockets. They make the blanket heavy, and people who love them find the pressure calming, like a hug. In addition to the blanket, you can also use a weighted lap mat, u-neck pillow, or eye mask while you’re powering down for the night. Speaking of powering down, Overthinkers (and all sleep types!) also benefit from reducing screen time before going to bed. The blue light in our phones, TVs, and computers increases alertness and delays the release of melatonin in our bodies.

Want more tips on how to wake up happy? Check out our Go-To Guide to Sleep Solutions, and our tips on How to Calm Fall Allergies for a Better Night’s Sleep.