Getting a good night’s sleep is so important. It will improve your function in the daytime, help you control your emotions, and give you that extra bit of oomph that is required in the modern world. If you’re struggling to get the perfect night’s sleep on a regular basis, then perhaps some minor alterations to your bedroom might help? I’ve put together some awesome tips that I have found around the web that should help you out. Enjoy, and let me know how you get on!
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● Better deep sleep
You may find that you aren’t spending long enough in a deep sleep, which is a vital part of the process. It’s during this phase that the body repairs itself and replaces its supplies of neurotransmitters. Deep sleep can be affected in many ways - one of the most significant is noise disturbance.
Disturbances can be anything from a baby crying to loud noises outside. There isn’t much you can do about your baby - time will heal! - but try wearing earplugs if there are external noises waking you up. If that's not enough or doesn’t solve the issue, then think about having double - or triple - glazing installed. If it’s hot, then a fan or air con unit can keep you at a steady temperature throughout the night.
●● More comfort
Another significant problem that disturbs a good night’s sleep is the bed that you use. If you are uncomfortable in any way, or you find yourself tossing and turning, then it’s worth investigating buying a new mattress and pillows. A good mattress is a wise investment, and better pillows will help you support your neck and be more comfy throughout the night.
It really is worth spending time looking for the best bedding. Yes, the higher the quality, the more you will pay, but you can pick up some great bargains from online mattress sales. Another thing to think about is dust mites. If you are sensitive to them or suffer from breathing conditions, they can cause you to lose good sleep. Make sure that you know the best way to treat your bedding if you think dust mites are causing problems. There’s a great guide over at MedicineNet.com.
●●● The darker the better
While I love waking up to the beaming sunshine in the morning, some people are disturbed by the light. It might also be a problem if your bedroom is directly opposite street lighting, and even the electrical displays that we have on our alarm clocks can interrupt a good night’s sleep. So what can you do to stop leaking light from waking you up?
First of all, try using thicker curtains. You could also consider blackout blinds if the curtains aren’t effective. Yes, you will miss the morning sunshine pouring through your windows, but all it takes is a quick spring out of bed to let the light in. And, after a great night’s sleep, you’ll enjoy it even more.
Have you had to make any alterations to your bedroom because of sleep problems? I’d love to hear more about them, so let me know in the comments section below!