SLEEP SECRETS

How to sleep tight: Tips for a good night’s sleep

Numerous factors can affect your sleep. One of the primary factors that can make or break your night’s rejuvenating session is how your bedroom is structured. If you’re not sleeping in an environment that is relaxing or sleep-inducing, the chances are that you may find yourself turning and tossing all through the night. Thus, causing disturbed sleep.

Here are 8 quick tips for a good night’s sleep:

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1. Get a comfortable mattress

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This is a no-brainer! If sleep is a combatant to be tackled, then the mattress is your battlefield, it hence needs to be chosen wisely. Sleeping on a comfortable mattress can help lower your stress levels, improve any potential allergic reactions that you might have, and make for a good night's sleep. The right mattress will let you sink into a deep, natural slumber, and wake up in the morning without any aches or pains!

2. Get The Right Kind Of Bedding

 

Sleeping on the scratchy material is a sure-fire way to making sure that you wake up cranky and tired. Try going in for natural materials that breathe, and that don't feel harsh to the skin. Apart from your sheets, you should also get a comfortable and easy throw-over or a blanket that doesn't feel too bulky or uncomfortable. You should also make sure to have enough pillows to rest yourself.

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3. Scent up the room

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If you're the kind that appreciates scented candles or soothing lavender water, you should get some for your room. Scents have been known to soothe your nerves and positively affect your subconscious mind while you're resting. You can also try to set the mood for a nice, relaxing evening before hitting the bed with the help of these!

4. Chill out before hitting the sack

 

Lowering the temperature of the room is something that you must do. That’s because low temperatures tell your body that it's time to go to sleep. A cooler room also makes for a cosy environment that will make you want to curl and sleep sooner. That does not mean that you should attempt to recreate the Arctic Circle in your room. That might have the opposite effect on your sleep.

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5. Take a bath before bedtime

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A hot bath before bed will help to soothe your body's aches and pains and leave you more relaxed when you hit the sack. When combined with the lowered temperature of the room, the chances of getting a good night’s sleep increases exponentially.

6. Shut the drapes & ditch the night-lights

 

The undeniable fact of the matter is that you sleep better when you’re in the dark. If your eyelids flutter during the night as you move from one stage of sleep to another, even a full moon or a streetlight can wake you up. You should also try getting rid of small light sources in the room, which include clocks with bright displays. This is important because our brains are wired to misinterpret even small sources of light and wonder if it is time to wake up. Darkness, on the other hand, inhibits your brain's biological clock and tells it to sleep.

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7. Ignore the clock & all your electronics

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While waking up at certain times each day is inevitable, letting your body wake up naturally, as opposed to with the help of an alarm clock, can contribute to ensuring that your sleep stays complete and full. Digital paraphernalia has the effect of stressing out your brain and preventing you from getting a full night's sleep.

8. Rest your body clock at 10 PM

 

Having a regular body clock & sleeping at the same time every day is as important as getting enough sleep. Studies have shown that the number of sleep deprived individuals is significantly less amongst the 11% users who sleep at 10 PM every day.

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