Sleep is probably the one universal thing everyone wants, yet very few of us actually get enough of (a sentiment that could also be applied to chocolate cake, if we’re being honest). If you take a moment to look up from your cup of coffee in the morning, you’re bound to see dozens of bleary-eyed, groggy people just like you, clinging to their own coffee cups as if they were life jackets as they head off to work. We live in a sleep-deprived nation, and unfortunately we’ve learned to simply deal with it, rather than try to improve our sleeping habits for better sleep quality at night. The good news is there are ways we can all get greater amounts of deep sleep. Doing so, we’ll have an easier time focusing on things that need our attention and not on how sleepy we’re feeling. One of the best things you can do get better sleep right now is create a sleep sanctuary for yourself.
What Is A Sleep Sanctuary?
Simply put, you want to make your bed a place you can’t wait to climb into at the end of every day. A bed that is comfortable, placed in a bedroom conducive to encouraging sleep, will make it so much easier for you to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep throughout the night. Here are the ways to create a sleep sanctuary.
Find Comfortable Bedding
Picking out the right bedding isn’t as simple as it would seem on the surface. You want to make sure the texture of the sheets and pillowcases don’t irritate you, and the pillow has the perfect firmness or softness according to your specific need. If you sleep on your side, for instance, you probably need a firmer pillow, but if you sleep on your back, a softer pillow will work best for you.
Setting Up The Right Environment For Sleep
You want your bedroom to be a quiet, dark place to encourage sleep. It’s best to stay out of the bedroom during the day, and only go on your bed when you’re ready to fall asleep; that way, your body associates the bed with rest. Turn off any electronic devices in your bedroom in the hour before you go to sleep, so the blue light won’t mess with your natural sleep-wake cycle.
Once you create your dedicated sleeping area and begin experiencing great sleep, you’ll feel like a new person.
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