Sleep is important not only for our mental health but it is essential to keep your body recharged and alert. Having a good sleeping schedule and practicing better sleep habits will keep your mind and body strong. Read on below to see ways you can practice healthy sleeping habits according to The World Sleep Society, Happy World Sleep Day!
- What you sleep on affect’s your sleep. You spend most of your life sleeping, so why not make it comfortable? Some things you can do to make your bedding more comfortable are looking for a good pillowcase, comfy mattress and sheets. All three of these essentials can help elevate your night’s rest!
- Turn off all your electronics at least one hour before your bedtime. Using electronics close to bedtime can upset your body’s internal clock, making it much more difficult to fall asleep
- Dedicate your bed to sleep only. When you start working or using your bed for other activities other than sleep, this trains your brain to associate your bed with wakefulness and that’s something you don’t want when you're trying to fall asleep. It may be tempting to want to work or eat in bed because it’s comfortable, but setting a distinction will help your sleep quality
- Set your room to a comfortable temperature before you go to sleep. According to the sleep foundation, the best bedroom temperature for sleep is approximately 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 degrees Celsius)
- Stick to a sleeping schedule. A sleep routine will let your body know when you should wake up and when to go to sleep, by following a schedule this will help your body’s internal clock and keep good a good sleeping habit
- Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night
- Block out light and noise so you don’t get distracted while you sleep. Put up black out curtains, or try a sleeping mask
- Try not to get in the habit of taking a nap. Taking a nap can disrupt your sleep schedule but if you do, try not to exceed more than 45 mins
- Avoid caffeine at least 6 hours before bed time. Caffeine can keep you up, this includes coffee, tea (go for decaffeinated), energy drinks, and soda can effect as well
- Try not to eat at least 3 hours before bedtime. This will help with digestion and give your body time to work off some of that energy so you won’t have trouble falling asleep
We hope these tips will help you get a good night's rest, Happy World Sleep Day from the MYK Silk Team!