Good quality sleep requires more than a supportive, mattress and a dark room. It’s also a matter of sleep hygiene that prepares the body for restful slumber. Sleep is essential for emotional and physical health. It’s the time when the body repairs itself from the day’s ravages.
Get in the habit of going to bed at the same time each night and waking up at the same hour each morning. Sleep time doesn’t have to be 8 hours long. Each person has their own specific needs to feel well rested.
Turn off electronic devices at night and keep them out of the bedroom. It may be tempting to watch TV or work from a laptop from bed, but it’s best not to have TVs or computers in the bedroom.
A dark, quiet environment is conducive to sleep. Close the blinds or curtains and consider light blocking drapes. A sleep mask can also be helpful for blocking out any remaining light.
According to sleep experts, the optimal room temperature for sleeping is about 65 degrees, though it can vary a few degrees either way among individuals. Up to 72 degrees isn’t out of the normal range. Temperatures above or below the average disrupts sleep when people become too warm or too cool. Cooler temperatures make people feel sleepy. Certain types of mattresses are also designed to pull heat away from the body for cooler sleeping temperatures.
Meals & Beverages
Never eat a large meal before going to bed. Foods high in carbohydrates are more difficult to digest and can lead to weight gain. It’s also a good idea to avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks of any kind before going to bed. They stimulate the body and some studies have shown that they can disrupt the body’s internal timeclock.
Getting some exercise, especially in the fresh air, is particularly important. It’s even more so for individuals that have sedentary jobs. Exercise in the morning helps the body wake up. Never exercise before bedtime.
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