Everyone sleeps, but not everyone gets quality sleep. We’re back to drop more wisdom so you can fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling like a champion. If you haven’t read our last post, click here to check it out. Now, get your snooze on with these easy ways to sleep better.
1. Stick to the same bedtime and wake up time, no matter what day of the week it is.
Doing so will train your body to stick to a sleeping schedule, which will then make it easier to fall asleep at night and wake up more energized. Sleeping in on the weekends might be tempting, but staying committed to your regular wake up time will ultimately keep you more alert throughout the day (and allows you more time to be productive).
2. Adjust your room temperature to between 60-67 degrees.
Your body temperature decreases to enable sleep, so keeping your room in this slightly chilly range helps you fall asleep faster and allows for better sleep quality. A thermoregulating pillow such as our Eden Pillow can help keep you cool throughout the night as well.
3. Create a relaxing environment.
Dim the lights, play some soothing tunes, light that lavender candle, and make sure your room is organized—a cluttered room will only cause stress! Getting yourself into that comfortable state helps you fall asleep quicker. You might find that adding a humidifier, using ear plugs, or sliding on a sleep mask will add that extra dose of relaxation that will get you snoozing in no time.
4. Ease your back pain with a knee pillow.
Even mild pain can prevent you from fully enjoying the benefits of your deep sleep stages. To combat this, place a support pillow between your legs to align your hips and alleviate any pressure or pain. Try the Knee Pillow, which can be adjusted to be lower or higher with a comfortable insert.
5. Avoid caffeine after noon.
Stick to drinking tea and coffee only in the mornings, and watch out for food or pills that may contain caffeine by reading the ingredient list. Even small amounts of caffeine can affect your ability to fall asleep at night.
6. Declutter your mind.
If you’ve got a lot on your mind before your bedtime, write it all down in a journal to help you unload your stress and move on. Now is your time to focus on relaxation. You can tackle everything tomorrow.