Under the covers with Jillian Goodman
Welcome to the SleepFit Programme by Sleepyhead. We’re in the business of helping people have their best sleep. We know the right mattress is the foundation of a good night’s snooze, but there is much more we can do to help remedy New Zealand’s declining sleep health.
Sleep offers the body and brain time to restore and recover, and for over 60 per cent of Kiwis to be missing out on their best sleep is not good enough. So, we’ve introduced the SleepFit Programme, designed to help Kiwis unlock their best sleep with better sleep solutions and tips.
When we first met our sleeper, Jillian, she rarely got a whole night of shuteye and often woke up during the night from being too hot. But, from her SleepFit journey, Jillian has picked up a pool of tips to help improve her sleep so she can wake up feeling motivated and ready to take on the day.
From Jillian’s bed matching session with Sleepyhead’s SleepMap technology, Jillian was matched to a luxury Sanctuary Escape bed curated with natural wool and silk. In addition, Jillian’s new bed features KülKōte temperature regulating technology to help tackle in-bed temperature fluctuations and make her sleep more comfortable.
Five weeks with her Sleepyhead bed, and Jillian is never looking back!
“I’m amazed at how incredibly comfortable and luxurious my new mattress feels. I actually look forward to going to bed now. I absolutely love it, and my dogs love it too – so much so that I’ve had to wake them up in the morning!”
At the heart of Jillian’s Sleepyhead bed is an advanced Sensorzone support system that uses hand-placed springs and a Dreamfoam core to provide maximum levels of support.
“I’m sleeping really well, and I’m so happy not to be waking up with the aches and pains I used to have in the morning. I’m finally transitioning from a night owl to an early bird!”
Jillian’s biggest challenge was understanding the flow-on effect of staying up late and how it impacted simple decisions, including food choices and exercise.
Meeting with Bernice Tuffery for her sleep coaching sessions has helped Jillian join the dots and take the steps needed to fulfil her dream goal of having the energy to wake up at 6am and start her day with a morning walk.
Sleep coach Bernice Tuffery says that as a night owl, Jillian’s chronotype makes staying up late feel natural. Those hours before midnight gave her precious ‘me time’ that she treasured. But with standard 8-5 work hours and 6am exercise goals, she knew she needed to shift her patterns to feel motivated and active in the morning.
By learning what she needed to do to support her body in making these adjustments, could her mornings become quality ‘me time’?
Here are Bernice’s top tips for becoming a morning person:
Be kind to your body as you learn to become a morning person.