When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep...a really restful, rejuvenating sleep? We believe that sleep is the deepest relaxation you can get. Ready for some of our best sleep tips?
When we toss and turn at night, unable to get to sleep it’s frustrating and can set the tone for the next day. If we don’t get enough sleep, many of us feel sluggish, irritable, and don’t perform at our best. Thankfully though, there are steps we can take throughout the day to give us a better chance at the deep, restful sleep we crave.
Here are our top 5 best sleep tips you can implement right now:
Tip #1: Have a Sleep Schedule
Our bodies thrive on habit. Going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day (yes, even on weekends) helps create consistent sleep cycles that our body can predict. This makes it quicker and easier to fall asleep because your body knows it’s supposed to be sleeping.
Tip #2: If you can’t sleep, get out of bed
If you’re doing your best but are just lying awake tossing and turning, get out of bed. The bed should be reserved for sleeping and intimacy. Return to bed later when you feel sleepy again.
Tip #3: Create a room of complete darkness
When it comes to sleep, light is our best friend and our worst enemy. Our production of melatonin is heavily affected by exposure to light; when the sun goes down in the evening, our bodies naturally release the hormone, making us sleepy. People who are exposed to light early in the mornings will produce more melatonin in the evenings, allowing them to fall asleep faster and in a deeper state once they doze off.
In the evening, limit your exposure to screens and ensure you're sleeping in a pitch-black room. Light isn't just absorbed through our eyes, but our skin as well. Nightlights and daylight rays peeking through curtains inhibit melatonin production, which leads to lighter and shorter sleep and can suppress melatonin levels by over 50 percent, so blackout blinds are a must for those sleeping after sunrise!
Tip #4: Get moving during the day
At Sömn, we are an active crowd, and we know that it can be extremely difficult for some to be motivated to get as little as 20-30 minutes of exercise per day.
The key to getting any exercises started is knowing what "motivates" you - The motivation may be "to get out of the house", "to get a dedicated personal time for self-care", "to socialize", "to dress in comfy clothes", or the capacity to eat an extra treat. Whatever it is, give it a try!
Every little bit counts - do what you can to start enjoying moving. Just keep in mind that exercise too close to bedtime can interfere with your sleep, so please avoid vigorous exercise close to bedtime if you are having problems sleeping.
Tip #5: Create the best Sleep Environment
It’s hard to fall asleep if you’re not physically or mentally relaxed in your environment. We spend a third of our lives in our bedrooms, so make it a sanctuary for your sleep, “Comfort, fresh air, quietness and cool temperature are the basic building blocks for creating the best sleep environment.” according to the National Sleep Foundation
We recommend that you make your bed daily, allow fresh air to come in to your room, pull up your blinds to let the sun shine into the room during daytime, wash your sheets regularly, add a relaxing fresh scent to your bedroom and maintain a general sense of tidiness.
Our lightweight organic cotton and natural linen bed sheets will maintain cool temperature and soothe your skin, boost your mood, and transform the nights to become more restful. Check out the quality, organic cotton and linen sheets in the Sömn Collection today.