There’s nothing like waking up after a great night's sleep feeling refreshed and feeling more like yourself. If you’re someone who hasn’t had this feeling for a while, then here are some tips to help you sleep better at night.
Buy Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Most of our electronic devices commonly have blue light, and this blue light if exposed too much to the eyes can leave them feeling super tired, dry, and sore. This will cause more problems later down the line if something isn’t done about it. That’s where blue light blocking glasses come in. These glasses block out the blue light, and after just a few days of using them, you’ll see a huge improvement in your vision and how you feel in the mornings.
Buy A New Mattress
Probably the most important thing for any bed is the mattress you have. If the springs aren’t as firm as they used to be, it can definitely make for a bad night’s sleep. Whatever firmness you like, it should be firm enough that it's supporting your whole body weight and depending on the material, something like memory foam is excellent for distributing your body weight easily. If you're looking for some inspiration on what to buy, here are the best mattresses to invest your money in. As a rule, a mattress should be changed every eight years.
Blackout Blinds For Your Bedroom
It’s good to create the right atmosphere for when you are going to bed, and if there’s any light from an outdoor street light or from a nearby property, it can cause a nuisance and also makes it difficult to fall asleep. So something like blackout blinds would be great for completely blocking out any light in your room so that you can drift off effortlessly. Alternatively, if you can’t afford to fit blackout blinds, an eye mask will do just the job.
Ban Electronic Devices From Your Bedroom
We spend so much time in our mobile devices, laptops, and various other devices that it's only good to put a ban on electronic devices being in the bedroom. It’ll stop you from going on it right before bed, which ends up keeping your mind active and makes getting to sleep tougher than usual. It's also just nice to have a space where electronic devices don't rule and instead it's nice to talk to your partner in bed or to read a book so that you can fall asleep easier. So try banning these devices and if you have a partner, make them do the same, so that it resists any temptation for you to use yours in the bedroom. It's always good motivation to have someone in the same boat as you.
Use White Noise
White noise helps any noise which may otherwise disturb you fade into the background. Examples of things that sound like white noise include rain, a waterfall, an air conditioner, a fan and the humming of a car engine (when you are inside the car). Using white noise helps external sounds blend into the background so that your brain pays less attention to individual noises and can sleep in undisturbed peace even if you live by a busy road or have noisy neighbors or a noisy barking dog! There are different noise colors that you can use to get a good nights sleep too, these include brown and pink noise which are very similar to white noise but use different frequencies (find out about the differences on Soundproof Panda). If you want to give white noise a go you can download a free app, use a Youtube video or get a purpose-made white noise machines.
A good night’s sleep is important to your health, and it's very beneficial to your energy levels and state of mind to get plenty of rest. So follow these tips and see the difference it makes to the amount of quality sleep you get overtime.