There’s nothing like unwinding after a long day and getting into your cosy bed. However, sometimes you have trouble dropping off, and it might be because your sleep environment isn’t optimised. Below, we look at some tips for your bedroom to help you sleep easy every night.
Get rid of blue light
It’s common nowadays to spend hours in the evening scrolling through your newsfeed on social media or catching up on your favourite series. However enjoyable it may seem, it wreaks havoc with your circadian rhythm.
Your body needs to produce the melatonin hormone to fall asleep at night, and it can’t do this with light disrupting it. Our ancestors used the sun to regulate their sleep cycles, and now artificial light from electronic devices interrupts this process. Get rid of the TV in your bedroom and stop using your phone at least an hour before bed.
Keep it cool
It might be tempting to turn up the heating or use an extra warm duvet at night, but it won’t help you stay asleep. You’ll wake up hot and sweaty in the early hours and then find it difficult to drift off again.
A cool bedroom is optimal for a deep slumber without interruptions. Programme your heating to turn off an hour or so after you get into bed and invest in a fan for the summer months.
Invest in a top-quality mattress
One reason you might be tossing and turning is down to your bedding. Most of us prefer to sleep on a firm surface, with the Brick Mattress being perfect for the job. There are options for all sizes and weights ranging from heavy-duty beds to smaller models for kids.
If you’re hesitant to splash out on a pricier option, know that it’ll last a lot longer and be beneficial to your sleep and overall health in the long run.
What else helps?
Once you’ve created the perfect sleep environment, make sure your habits during the day are also contributing to your rest. Try your best to stay on top of the following:
- Don’t drink caffeine after 2 pm
- Limit your alcohol intake
- Keep to the same bedtime and wake up at the same hour daily
- Exercise early in the day
By following our bedroom tips and monitoring your habits, you’ll be well on your way to sleeping like a baby night after night.