All of us want to get a good night’s sleep, but sometimes, life catches up with us and we encounter those dreaded sleepless nights. Tossing and turning is no fun when you have a big day ahead of you.
Waking up and feeling refreshed is important. After all, you don’t want to be crabby at work and feel exhausted when you’re trying to take on professional, personal, and family challenges. Your sleep patterns are crucial. You spend roughly one third of your life sleeping, so make it count!
Unfortunately, sleep is a part of our health that gets put on the back burner too many times. In order to lull off to sleep and stay rested throughout the night, follow this helpful advice:
1. Make Your Bedroom a Wonderful Place to Fall Asleep
Take a good look at your bedroom. Do you have a setup that includes a comfortable mattress and pillows? If there’s anything you don’t want to go cheap on when outfitting your new place, it’s these two things. Keep in mind that mattresses usually last for about 10 years– it might be time to replace it.
Additionally, keep your room cool — between 60 and 67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Put away those screens as well to keep your room as dark as possible– yes, this includes your TV, tablet, and laptop (these devices mimic daylight and throw off your body’s natural urge to fall asleep at night).