It’s Sleep Awareness Week and that means implementing new habits to help improve your sleep. So, before we delve into the many ways you can achieve better sleep, let’s start in the bedroom. Making simple changes to your bedroom can have a drastic impact on your sleep.
Ways To Make Your Bedroom More Sleep-Friendly
If you’re struggling to get sleep, it could be because of your environment
Invest in a good mattress and pillow to support your back and neck. If you don’t, your sleep can be disrupted by body aches and head aches.
Keep Your Room Cool
As you fall asleep, your body temperature drops. Keeping your room cool can help lure you into the process of falling asleep. Sleeping on silk can also help with this as silk adapts to its environment and can help regulate your body temperature.
Use Your Bed For Sleep Only
We are all guilty of sitting in our bed while watching Netflix, doing work or eating. However, sitting in bed for activities other than sleep can condition your brain to become active in this environment and make your brain alert when it’s actually time to go to sleep. So, skip the leisurely activities and reserve the bed for sleep.
Darken Your Room
Any type of light, whether it’s from your phone or streetlights, can trick your body into thinking it’s daytime and make it difficult to fall asleep. Get some good block out curtains to remove artificial light or sleep with an eye mask.
Reduce Noise Disruptions
While we can’t always control sound from neighbours’ parties or the yappy dog from across the street, you can still create a stable sound environment in your room. It isn’t necessarily the presence of noise that can interrupt your sleep, but rather inconsistent sound disturbances that cause your to wake. Playing sleep music or sounds can help to mask external noises and create a consistent sound pattern that will help you sleep.
Author: Brittany Nash