Sleeping is luxury. Let’s find out how to sleep lavishly!
If you’re tired of tossing and turning night after night, you’re probably pretty desperate for a solution to your lack of sleep. Maybe you’ve tried a white noise machine or an eye mask but nothing’s been able to quiet your busy mind at bedtime. Lucky for you, we’ve got some tips that will help you get a few steps closer to the best night’s sleep of your life.
The key to having a good night’s sleep is making sure your environment is conducive to rest and relaxation. Noise, light pollution, and temperature can all mess with your sleep schedule so it’s important to find ways to mitigate these distractions if you want to have a restful sleep. Here are a few ways to do so:
- Temperature: If you’ve found that you just can’t get comfortable when you hop into bed, you may just need to adjust your thermostat. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the ideal sleeping temperature is 67 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t have heating or air, you might want to get a portable fan or a small heater to help you regulate your room temperature.
- Noise: Living in an urban area has its perks—great restaurants, local nightlife, and easy transportation are all reasons to love your neighborhood—but trying to sleep in a noise-polluted area can be a real
- To help soften the sounds of the outside world, you might want to try out some soundproofing curtains or window covers.
- Light: Whether you have an irregular sleep schedule or are just extra sensitive to light, blackout curtains are a must. The only thing you need to be wary of when using them is that you might fall into a sleep that’s so deep that you have trouble waking up in the morning. If that’s the case, you might need an extra boost in the AM to get you up and ready for the day’s journey. A wake up light alarm clock slowly releases light that mimics the sun to help you wake up naturally (and on time).
Stick to a bedtime routine for a luxurious night’s rest.
Like many things in life, they say practice makes perfect—sleeping included. When you commit to a routine at bedtime, your body gets used to resting and waking at the same time every day, which helps you get more rest and higher quality sleep that allows you to feel recharged and renewed.
The time you go to bed and wake up depends on your schedule and preferences, but once you find a time that works, do your best to stick to it! If you have trouble feeling tired at your new bedtime, try doing some relaxing activities to help you wind down before sleep. A few yoga stretches, a 10-minute meditation, or reading a few chapters of your book are all great options to prepare you to drift off to dreamland.
Set up the ultimate sleep sanctuary
When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, making sure your room is designed for sleep should be at the top of your priority list. Here are some tips to help:
- De-stress with a weighted blanket: When the stress of your busy day is still circling around your head before bed, it can be tough to get to sleep. A cozy weighted blanket for stress makes a great addition to your bedroom setup because it’s soft and the weight reduces anxiety by creating the sensation that feels like a comforting hug that will help you fall fast asleep in no time.
- Invest in a good mattress: Your mattress is really the cornerstone of a peaceful night’s sleep (and a healthy back!) When looking for a new mattress, be sure to look for one that supports your back and fits your mattress. If you’re shopping online, do your due diligence by checking reviews to see if other customers recommend the product and if the description matches the actual product.
Finally, the best thing you can do for your sleep is to simply make it a priority. Sometimes it’s hard to say “no” to activities with your friends, late nights out, or long nights catching up on work. But the reality is, sleep is crucial to maintaining your physical and mental health, so it’s worth making changes to ensure that you’re practicing healthy sleep habits.