Sound sleep leads to increased energy and productivity, enhanced heart and immune system health, a better sense of well-being and more so a longer life. And hey, you just feel so much better after a satisfying 8 hours of rest right? But chances are, you’re not getting the much desired good sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, nightmares or restless nights and you would like to change that, start by thinking about all the factors that may interfere with your good sleep.
Good sleep is more in our control than you may actually think, in most cases the reasons that may be hindering your good sleep could be nothing serious but a few bad habits that you can work on yourself and get back the good sleep in your life. In most cases, whether you actually get to sleep and stay asleep is substantial to your surroundings.
Although you might not entirely be able to control all the factors that may hinder a good night’s sleep. By taking care of your surroundings and practicing healthy sleep behaviors, you will be able to take control of your sleep and have ample sleep every night. You can adopt the following easy habits that encourage a better sleep. Start with this simple step to make the sleep of your dreams a nightly reality.
- Check your Bedding
Did you know that we spend a third of our lives in a day? Therefore it is paramount we make our bedding com Make sure your bedroom is equipped with the right bedding materials to ensure you have a safe and comfortable bed as possible. The first step to better sleep is a comfortable mattress, pillow, and soft sheets. Luxurious bedding is not only good for our psychological well-being but also, for our physical good. If you are wondering which kind of bedding you should consider buying, you should go for a quality and yet affordable bedding. Bamboo bedding is one of the most popular bedding that takes up a high tier not only in comfortability but in softness and quality and also in being the best for you.
- Bamboo Sheets
If you are looking for high-quality sheets that are very comfortable and feel great on your skin, bamboo sheets are the answer. These sheets have a natural thermoregulation feature with exceptionally incredible wicking properties which means that you will be kept warm in winter and cool in summer. These sheets are made from quality bamboo fiber, therefore, last long and can withstand regular washing, they are also hypoallergenic, chemical free and antibacterial thus, ideal for anyone with a history of allergies. You can rest assured of utmost comfort and a peaceful night use if you use this sheets. Learn more about choosing the best bamboo sheets in our bamboo sheets guide.
- Bamboo Mattress
In order to get the utmost sleep, you need more than a good mattress to lie on. You need a Bamboo mattress. A bamboo mattress is exceptional because it will help naturally regulate the temperature of your body, this mattress also has the ability to firmly support your back helping you wake up feeling refreshed and not tired plus it is also free of chemicals hence, ideal for people with allergies. Keep in mind that if doctors recommend that you use your mattress for not more than 10 years so that you don’t experience back pains as a result of a poor mattress.
- Bamboo Pillow
Are you tossing too much at night and having trouble sleeping at night? You may be suffering as a result of a bad pillow. A bad pillow can cause neck pains and also make you restless at night. A good pillow, on the other hand, can offer excellent back and neck support as well as alleviating any neck pains. A good bamboo pillow can offer you this and much more. Learn more about choosing the best bamboo pillows in our bamboo pillow guide.
- Turn down the Temperature
Have you ever felt like you are too cold or too hot and are finding it hard to fall asleep? Having a ceiling fan or an air conditioner in your bedroom can prove to be quite invaluable. This is helpful because, in order for you to have a euphoric sleep or at least a peaceful sleep, you need to have your body temperature lowered. Other than temperature, humidity may also be a reason as to why you find it hard to fall asleep. Having a dehumidifier in your room can help regulate the humidity in your room and as a result, good sleep is guaranteed.
- Stop Screening
With the advent of technological world we live in today, there is a myriad of electronic devices that can serve as a distraction but also pose a hazard for good sleep. First of all, avoid using any electronic gadgets while in bed, moreover try to avoid having devices in your room because let’s face it, they can be quite tempting. Also, if you feel that you need to read as a way of easing you into sleep, opt for a ‘real book’ as opposed to an e-book reader or a tablet. For the times you need to work late because it can happen, dim the lights on your computer screen to minimize the blue light or even better, use a program such as such as f.lux to decrease the light from your screen. If you want a more permanent solution, though, invest in a pair of amber-tinted glasses that will prove more invaluable.
- Adjust your Lights
Most times it can be ambitious to fall right into sleep immediately you turn off the lights. If you have trouble falling asleep, you should consider investing in some low wattage bulbs that can help you ease into a sleeping mode as you can unwind from the activities of the day and prepare for sleep. Other than that, use blackout shades or heavy curtains to keep the outside light at bay such as the moonlight, streetlights and passing cars not to mention they reduce noise especially if you live in an urban area. Note to self too that you should avoid the light given off by electronic devices or by screens because they count as light too.
- Calming Colors
A dark, quiet and cool environment can help you achieve a good slumber. To achieve such an ambiance in your bedroom, opt for space creating natural hues colors such as white, beige or cream or more calming colors such as blue and/or green. According to medical studies, people who sleep in blue or green rooms, sleep an average of 7hours and 52 minutes a day. Adding colors in your room that resemble the colors depicted in nature such as blue or green are proven not only to help you sleep better but also perform better during the day.
Practicing the above habits can help you achieve a blissful sleep and help you feeling refreshed, happy and feeling energetic. Other than that, it can help you be more productive and generally improve your overall well-being. By making better decisions and improving your surroundings, you can expect a euphoric sleep every night.