The Scandinavian Sleep Method
When it comes to well-being, the Nordic countries do it best. From the concept of ‘Hygge’ (the pursuit of deep comfort and cosiness) to Scandi-style clean, bright and minimal interior design, they inspire mental and physical self-care.
As winter begins and temperatures drop, social media has been awash with discussions around ‘The Scandinavian Sleep Method’ - a simple technique used to personalise and improve your sleep when sharing a bed, essentially by using individual duvets instead of one shared one.
The trending practice is common in Scandi countries and emphasises the importance of individual comfort, redefining the way we prioritise sleep and the impact it has on our health, mood, productivity, and even our relationships.
Let’s delve into the ways ‘Scandi sleep’ may benefit you.
Minimising Sleep Disruptions
Conflicting sleep preferences can lead to disturbances and discomfort. After all, we all have a shorter fuse when we’re sleep deprived. By promoting the use of individual duvets, The Scandinavian Sleep Method minimises sleep disruptions caused by temperature variations and movement (such as playing tug of war with the duvet). With the freedom to adjust your own duvet without affecting your partner's sleep, and vice versa, you can both wake up better rested and in a better mood, both in general and with each other.
Maintaining an optimal sleep temperature is essential for a quality sleep. The Scandinavian Sleep Method makes an argument for personalising your duvet to create your own ideal sleep environment without having to compromise your comfort. Whether you prefer the cosy warmth of a thick blanket or the gentle breathability of a lighter cover, differing body temperatures needn’t have you migrating to the guest bedroom in the middle of the night. Having your own duvet allows for individualised temperature control, ensuring a peaceful and deep sleep throughout the night.
Impact on Sleep Quality
Improved sleep quality translates into better cognitive function, increased productivity, and a more positive mood throughout the day. By waking up feeling refreshed and well-rested, you are better equipped to tackle the day ahead efficiently and with a positive outlook.
So, as much as you love your partner, if their presence in your bed is causing you to lose sleep and high tail it to the guest bed more often than you would like, it might be worth doing as the Scandis do and giving the two duvets trick a whirl.
At Southern Housing New Homes, our wide range of homes in London and the South East contain bright and airy bedrooms so whether you plan to share a duvet, or try out the Scandi way, you’ll be sure to get a good night’s sleep.