Sleep plays a vital role in your health and your daily life. It’s important to have enough quality sleep at the right times to protect your mental health and physical health. Studies show that good sleep can:
- help you eat fewer calories
- improve concentration and productivity
- maximise athletic performance
- reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke
- improve your immune function
- and many more.
Making just a few changes in your bedroom will practically guarantee you will sleep better.
Clock: If you keep a digital clock by your bedside you might opt for a less disruptive one. Clocks with red numbers are less disruptive than ones with white or blue. It’s very important to sleep in a completely dark room because you can still detect a small amount of light through closed eyelids. Light can inhibit the secretion of melatonin which is the hormone your body needs to fall asleep naturally.
Sound: It may sound weird and also interesting that sleeping with a pink noise than with silence improves your sleep. Researches show that blended sounds with a consistent frequency help you to fall asleep and also improve the quality of your sleep. You can create this sound at home with fans or apps that produce a steady, uninterrupted sound like falling rain or so.
Lavender: The beautifully scented plant is long known for its sedative property. Lavender decreases your heart rate and blood pressure which helps you to fall asleep and have a good quality one. Besides who can grumble about falling sleep in a bed smells fresh? You can drop a few drops of lavender essential oil to your pillowcases or place lavender sachets in your pillowcases.
Mattress: If your mattress is suitable to use both sides, reverse it every six months. Mattress cleaning is another important matter for good sleep. You can make a mixture blending 5 tablespoons of baking soda and 5 drops of lavender essential oil. Sprinkle it over the mattress and vacuum after an hour. Prefer professional mattress cleaning two or three times in a year. Mattress cleaning will provide better sleep for you and longer your mattress’ life.
Bed: Your bedroom is your sanctuary. When you are in your bedroom, your bed should be inviting and welcoming. Making your bed every day will increase the possibility of having a good sleep.
Blanket: It may sound romantic and cosy to share a blanket with your other half but researches show that it’s not conducive to good sleep. Try separate blankets and observe the difference.
Temperature: Again, researches show that the room should be at 19-20 Celsius degrees for a good sleep. The cold makes you drowsy and decreasing your body temperature helps you drift off faster.
If you want a good, healthy, active and long life don’t neglect your sleep quality. It has more effect than you can ever think of. Give your body what it needs and deserves a better life. We hope these little tips help you to improve your sleeping habits and your sleep quality eventually. Don’t forget taking good care of your bed and having regular mattress cleaning is essential for good night sleep. Book Justmop mattress cleaning services now!