It doesn’t matter if you’re a college student, businessperson, stay-at-home parent or teacher- sleep should be a priority. It helps you to heal, regenerate, look younger and stay sharper throughout the day. It doesn’t always matter how much you sleep but how well you sleep. Whether you’re a 6 or an 8 hour sleeper, here are some tips to improve the quality of your sleep.
- Make sure your room is at a good temperature for sleep: between 60 and 75 degrees is optimal.
- Eliminate as much light as possible- especially the blue light emitted from electronics. It interferes with your body’s natural sleep cycle.
- Keep your bedroom clean. Clutter creates stress and is a reminder of your never-ending to-do list.
- Develop a nighttime routine. This will signal your brain and body to start slowing down. This could include a cup of non-caffeinated tea, a shower, reading or listening to the radio.
- Make sure your sheets, pillows, and mattress are comfortable:
- If you have sensitive skin, avoid low thread count sheets that will be “scratchy” on your skin in favor of flannel, jersey or a higher thread count.
- Take time to shop for your pillows and test them out to see if you prefer memory foam or soft down pillows.
- Mattresses should be replaced every 8 to 10 years. While a good mattress can be expensive, a good night’s sleep will improve your mood and energy level.
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