National Sleep Comfort Month
November is National Sleep Comfort Month. This month is all about helping your body to get a better night’s rest.
In case you are having difficulty sleeping comfortably, here are six tips that can help:
#1: Adjust the Atmosphere in Your Room
When we say adjust the atmosphere of your room, we mean make changes to every aspect of your room that affects your ability to sleep: room temperature, lighting and noise.
Make sure you adjust the temperature of your room to what suits your body most comfortably. Do you sleep better when it’s cooler or warmer?
Keeping your room dark is preferred over a well-lit room. Any form of bright lighting can hinder your ability to fall and stay asleep. If you must have some form of lighting, opt for a night light, which helps the room stay dark while giving you just enough light to see when necessary.
Some people sleep better with a little bit of background noise while others cannot sleep with noise. Depending on which one you prefer, adjust the noise accordingly or find a quieter place to sleep.
#2: Conduct a Mattress and Pillow Evaluation
Do you prefer a firm or soft pillow? Not having the right pillow can also affect how well you sleep at night. The same goes for your mattress. If you are having difficulty sleeping, it may be time to use a different texture pillow and/or mattress.
#3: Go to Bed at the Same Time Everyday
You will not be able to find a good sleep pattern for your body if you are going to bed at different times every night. Try to go to sleep around the same time every night.
Once your body gets used to going to bed at the same time, you should be able to wake up naturally without having to rely on an alarm clock.
#4: Exercise During the Day
Exercising during the day helps you to sleep better at night. If you choose to exercise, make sure you workout no later than 3-4 hours before your bedtime so that exercise will not have the adverse affect of hindering your ability to sleep.
#5: Get a Bedtime Ritual
When we say bedtime ritual, this does not mean the normal routine of putting on your pajamas and brushing your teeth.
In this case, a bedtime ritual is something that helps you to wind down and relax just before going to sleep.
You can take a warm bath or shower, listen to music, or even read book. Your bedtime ritual should only consist of relaxing activities and not ones that may keep you awake.
#6: Avoid Sleeping in on Weekends
Sleeping in on the weekends will throw off your current sleep cycle. If you go to bed at the same time every night, you should not have to rely on weekends to make up for lost sleep.
If possible, take naps during the day. Naps are okay as long as you are able to fall asleep at night.
Are you ready to get your body back into its normal circadian rhythm?
At Live Cryo, we believe in making sure you are updated on the latest tips that will help you maintain your overall wellness. We know National Sleep Comfort Month is the perfect time to help you get your sleep back on track.