People don’t always understand how important sleep is to our lives. Many people will skimp on their sleep in the pursuit of that last episode on T.V. or going out to party with friends. However, if you’re striving for longevity and success in your life, your sleep habits must be a priority. Here’s some advice for a restful 2022:
Set the temperature before bed
They say that the ideal temperature for sleep is 69 degrees but that really depends on you. However, there’s something to be said about setting the temperature before bed as sleeping in a room that is a bit too warm can not only make it hard for you to get to sleep but also, stay asleep.
How to keep your room cool? If you live with other people who like the temperature set warmer, consider getting a fan for your bedroom.
Invest in the right mattress
Whether you’ve had your mattress for a while or you feel like the one you have isn’t right for you, it’s important to pay attention to how your mattress feels. The wrong mattress can have you tossing and turning all night long and waking up with aches and pains that you have no clue where they came from. Shop around for a new mattress if the current one isn’t serving you well.
Check out new bedding
Along the same lines as a new mattress, you may want to also consider the bedding you use. There’s something to be said about comfortable sheets that are soft and cozy or about blankets that provide that perfect warmth throughout the year.
Take time investing in your bedding for optimal sleep. You may also simply want to replace old sheets throughout multiple washes and use; they may end up losing their softness and comfort.
Turn off your phone
Something that may be a challenge to do, especially if you have people who see you as someone they can depend on, but a game-changer for your sleep is to turn off your phone. Those alerts, messages, vibrations are all very disruptive when it comes to your sleep.
While you may have it on silent, it’s still possible for phone calls to come through or for you to get distracted with checking your phone instead of going to sleep. If you’re someone who puts on music for bed, consider the option of using a white noise machine that can provide a steady sound but that minimizes the distraction of having your phone right next to your bed.
Consider sleep supplements
Sleep supplements may not always be necessary, but they can be helpful during times of high stress where you may have a hard time shutting off your brain. While you may not need to use them all of the time, having some melatonin in your cabinet can be a godsend on those nights where sleep seems to evade you.
In some cases, if you’re suffering from serious anxiety or mania or going through a tough life-challenge that is making it impossible to sleep, speak to your psychiatrist about the possibility of sleeping pills that are prescribed for your specific needs.
If you’re looking for ways to sleep better this year, these tips can get you started looking at ways to improve your sleep quality. It could be as simple as changing your bedding or as in-depth as getting prescribed sleeping pills.
Whatever the case, know that making your sleep a priority can help you improve a lot more things in your day-to-day life. You’ll have more energy, and you’ll find that your mood and focus will probably be much better than ever before. If you haven’t yet, make 2022 the year that your sleep is better than ever before.