Getting a good night’s sleep is integral to being at your best throughout the following day. You’ll never be on top of your game if you only slept 3 hours the night before! Making sure you’re getting quality sleep is just as important. If you’re tossing and turning all night, you’re still missing out on the relaxing and energizing sleep you deserve! There are countless stimuli that may be interrupting your natural sleep cycle or not letting you fall asleep at all. We’ll share a few tips to reach the perfect sleeping conditions.
You can set yourself up for success by providing the ideal environment to get a restful night’s sleep. The temperature of your bedroom can play a major part in how easily you fall asleep. Cooler temperatures are more conducive to a good night’s sleep. Keeping your home at a steady temperature between 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit is a great place to start. Temperatures too far below or above this range can lead to restlessness. Temperatures above and below this range can result in shivering or sweating throughout the night, both of which happen without our conscious knowledge and they tend to make for restless sleep. Ensuring that your bedroom has adequate air circulation can promote a quality night of uninterrupted sleep, whether that involves leaving a window open to keep the air moving, or keeping your air conditioner running throughout the night.
You can create the perfect sleeping conditions in your bedroom, but if you’re actively sabotaging yourself, a great night’s sleep may still evade you. The usage of both mobile phones and computers in bed are positively associated with insomnia. Not only is it the interacting with others via your electronics that isn’t letting you fall asleep, it’s also the light from the screen providing unnecessary stimulation. The light given off by cell phones, tablets, and computers restrain the production of melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep/wake cycle or circadian rhythm.
You can fight back against all the electronics and external stimuli conspiring to keep you from reaching dreamland! You can start by removing the electronics from your bedroom and not using them in the hour leading up to bedtime. Make sure that your sheets and pillowcases are made of a breathable and comfortable material. Survey your bedroom, double check that there are no unwanted sources of light or sound that are capable of disturbing your sleep cycle. You can even try a humidifier or aromatherapy to create the perfect sleeping conditions.
If the stage isn’t set correctly and you often find yourself overheated while sleeping, give us a call! We have solutions that will help your family transition seamlessly from daytime to sleep time.