How to create an environment that will help you sleep
Getting a good night of sleep is something many Americans struggle with. Our lives are very busy, filled with obligations and hobbies. We tend to fit in as much as we can within the hours available. However, sleep can often take a back burner.
The problem with this is that sleep is essential for our overall wellbeing. We need enough rest to stay healthy, we need sleep to think clearly and to perform at our best. When sleep isn't a priority it can impact the rest of our lives in various ways. We may feel more stressed, irritable, less focused and physically exhausted. We may even get sick easier.
You can see why it's so important to make time for 7-8 hours of sleep every night. But it's not just a matter of prioritizing the time that will help you rest, it's also a matter of setting the scene. You want to create an environment suited to sleep in.
Turn the temperature down
Start by making sure the temperature is set to about 65 degrees overnight. This is considered the ideal sleep temperature for adults. If you have infants, the recommendation is bumped up to 69 degrees.
Clean up the bedroom
Keep your room tidy. A room that is chaotic can be distracting and cause anxiety before trying to go to sleep.
Keep light from flooding in
Avoid letting light pour in during the time you set aside for sleeping. Darkening curtains, blinds or a sleep mask can help with this.
Create a comfy space
Make sure you have a comfy place to rest your body. From your pillow to your mattress to your blankets, you should have a cozy place to curl up and catch some Z's.
Use some white noise
Adding white noise to your bedroom can be helpful in easing you into sleep and keeping you there. Consider using a fan or a noise machine to ensure you have calming sounds that will aid with sleep.
These are just a few ways you can create the ultimate environment for rest. We hope you find them helpful.
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- Jeremiah Stettler