How to Get a Better Night's Sleep
When you experience difficulty falling or staying asleep, it can take a major toll on your well-being. Disrupted sleep can result in trouble concentrating, increased irritability and a weaker immune system. Sickness can make it even harder to fall asleep, which could turn into a frustrating cycle of exhaustion and poor health. Make sure your sleeping conditions are as cozy as can be so you can get a full night's rest and wake up feeling rejuvenated.
Control the Temperature
The only thing worse than sleeping in a freezing cold room is trying to fall asleep when it's overly warm and muggy. Your comfort is heavily reliant on the temperature of your room. Keep an air conditioner running on hot summer nights, and warm up with the Sunbeam® Premium Quilted Heated Mattress Pad when the temperatures drop. With the heating device, you're able to keep cozy during the winter months without having to turn up the heat in your home.
Keep the Windows Open
Keep fresh air circulating by opening the windows of your room. Depending on your preferences, you can either keep the windows open throughout the day and shut them at night, or you can just sleep with them open a crack. You'll reap the same fresh air benefits either way.
Stay Active During the Day
Part of the reason for your insomnia could be a buildup of energy. Remain active throughout the day, whether you go for a run before work or stop by the gym on your way home. When you burn off your energy, you're more likely to fall right to sleep when your head finally hits the pillow.
Make Your Bed Cozy
There's nothing better than crawling into a soft, comfy bed at the end of a long day. Make sure your bed is up to your standards. Mattresses can be expensive, but a good one is worth the investment. Choose pillows that give your neck and head the appropriate level of support, and opt for sheets and a comforter that you look forward to curling up under. When your bed is comfy, you can't wait to jump in when it's finally time to sleep.
Turn Off Electronics
One of the biggest killers of sleep is electronics. Whether it's your smartphone, TV or tablet, if your mind is constantly active, it makes it harder to unwind when you want to go to sleep. Also, the bright light that comes from your electronics can prevent you from feeling tired and, in turn, can result in trouble sleeping. Try to stop checking emails a few hours before bed, and keep TV watching to a minimum. If you really want to take the plunge and completely disconnect, try turning your phone on silent all night so you're not startled by an unimportant text message or email notification. On most devices, you're able to configure your settings so your phone only rings when you receive back-to-back calls from the same number. This helps keep nonsense calls from waking you, but still allows you to be available for emergencies.