Making sleep a priority can be difficult. However, in today’s society the benefit of sleep is becoming more and more prevalent. Sleep has many benefits and aids in health and mental cognition. So what is the ultimate formula for a good night’s sleep?
Noise is a big reason that individuals do not get enough of a restful slumber. Noise can make it difficult to fall asleep and even more difficult to stay asleep. One helpful fix is to invest in a sound machine. Sound machines provide soothing sounds and background noise while drowning out wakeful sounds. If you happen to be really sensitive, it wouldn’t hurt to look into ear plugs. Although, you may be able to fall asleep in a noisy room, continuous noises prevent you from entering deep sleep, which is necessary in order to feel fully rested.
Screens in the bedroom are a huge turn off. The bedroom is a sacred place for sleep and should be treated as such. It is easy to get caught up in scrolling through social media or watching a nail biting drama, however, cell phones, televisions, and computers all emit blue light which can actually make it more difficult to fall asleep. Even alarm clock digital displays can be detrimental to a good night’s sleep. The light as well as the constant anxiety of counting the minutes can make it more difficult to fall asleep. If you must have a light source, it is important for it to be dim. Most cell phones even have a night mode on it which shuts off the blue light emitted from these devices. Also, if a cell phone is necessary place it screen down because most screens light up when there is an incoming call or text. These light flashes can be distracting to a good night’s sleep. Blackout curtains are especially helpful in removing bright lights from the outside.
As you sleep, your natural body temperature will drop in preparation for sleep. The optimum sleep temperature according to Dr. Rosenberg (a board-certified sleep medicine physician and author of The Doctor’s Guide to Sleep Solutions for Stress & Anxiety) is between 65-72 degrees. A room that is too warm will actually make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. Additional ideas to achieve this optimal sleep temperature is to remove heavy blankets, turn on a far, or wear lightweight pajamas. The new Tanda mattress is the perfect addition to keeping you cool all night long with it’sbreakthrough ATROS cooling technology.
This foolproof formula will have you drifting off to sleep and staying asleep so you are recharged and ready to go each day.