Sleeping, however simple it may be, is extremely important to your health. Without it, both your mind and your body will suffer – so imagine how much better you might be able to perform by improving your quality of sleep just a little.
There are actually a lot of small things you can do in order to make sure that those hours you get in the bed are way better than they used to be. Here is a handful of simple ways to sleep even better to get you started so that you can wake up tomorrow, ready to face another week of work.
First: Keep it neat, fresh, and clean
Let’s start with the most obvious one first; your bedroom should be aired out before you go to bed, it should be neat and free of clutter and, of course, sparkling clean. The reasons behind this are both physical and psychological, though, as a tidy room certainly helps your mind to relax a bit more.
Yet, by making sure that it is clean and aired out, you are also improving the air quality in the room – which, you know, there is little you can do anything about once you’re actually asleep. Breathing in the stuffy air is not good for you at all and certainly not for hours at a time.
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Next: Have a bath
Now that your bedroom is clean and fresh, it’s time to make sure that your body is in the right state to stay asleep for hours. Having a bath will not only feel great during these chilly evenings but it will actually also help you to fall asleep a bit easier.
The idea is that, when you emerge from that warm bath and into the slightly cooler air, your metabolism is slowing down – which again makes you a bit sleepier. That’s why you might feel inclined to have these calming baths before bed but keep in mind that a nice shower will also do the trick in case you don’t have a bathtub.
Keep it dark
Finally, one of the best ways to ensure sleepiness is to boost your production of melatonin. This simply won’t happen if you’re sitting in a brightly lit room since your brain requires darkness to produce this beloved sleep hormone; dim the lights, stay off your bright devices and enjoy a short hour of near darkness before bed.
That way, you’re ensuring that you are at your sleepiest before hitting the sack and can look forward to waking up a bit more rested tomorrow morning.