Make Your Bedroom a Sleep Haven – Combat Sleep Enemies!
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of physical health, muscle recovery, & mental health. Without it, working out and eating healthy would all be fore nothing. Follow these 6 simple steps and start feeling the benefits of a good night sleep!
The ideal sleeping temp is between 65o-68oF. Why? Cooler room temperatures mimic what naturally occurs inside your body while you snooze, expediting the process of falling asleep and staying asleep.
When it’s time to sleep, make sure your room is DARK. Darkness stimulates the release of melatonin, which leads to relaxation and restful sleep.
Eliminate the disruptive nature of random nighttime sounds by using a fan or sound machine. The constant hum of a fan’s motor acts like a neurological lullaby.
Low humidity dries out delicate tissues in your ears, nose and throat; making it uncomfortable and difficult to sleep. To increase the level of humidity while you sleep, keep a window open at night or invest in a humidifier for the bedroom.
Physical comfort is directly related to sleep quality, so don’t settle on a crappy old mattress. Invest in comfy sheets, blankets, and pillows; these too, will improve the quality of your slumber.
You need to have enough room to stretch out and turn over throughout the night, so if you have children or pets, you absolutely must set limits on how often they sleep with you, if at all.
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