How Creating A Perfect Environment & Bedtime Routine Help You Sleep Better?

>> Apr 29, 2019


Is a perfect sleep environment a myth?

Our lives are getting busier with literally no work- life balance. One day you could be in Tokyo, the next in the Middle East and hopefully back home by the end of the week, yet again to endure a late night soiree! Everything being time-bound too, even falling asleep may seem like a tick box exercise without truly resting.
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Sounds like your schedule?

Thanks to progressive technology, a lot of research has gone into studying human sleep patterns and its effects. An article by India Times reports, ‘Fitbit recently revealed, that Indians are one of the poorest sleepers in the world, clocking in an average 6.55 hours, which is far lower than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep.’

This, of course, can lead to a list of serious health problems not limited to but include,
·         Anxiety
·         Depression
·         Heart Problems
·         Lack of appetite
·         Absentmindedness
·         Impaired judgment leading to accidents

Sleep, therefore, is absolutely critical for our body to maintain a healthy life, immune system, protect our cerebral functions and, that’s right, even to maintain a healthy weight.

More and more people have access to this information and are slowly but surely choosing to keep their wellness as a priority. Mattress manufacturers like Wakefit take these statistics seriously and customize their products to suit the new age lifestyle.

However, with practically no time to unwind and plenty of schedules to juggle, how does one maintain a perfect sleep environment and a bedtime routine?
No matter where you are and what your schedule is, use these tips to your benefit

Set a sleep environment:

·         Invest in a good mattress and pillow

Leading mattress manufacturer, Wakefit, design mattresses and pillows that give you a balanced sleep experience. With so many options now available in the market, choose one that suits your posture, sleep position, and comfort.

·         Room temperature

Our bodies are designed to sleep in cooler temperatures. This is why you naturally feel cooler in the evenings feeling a need to cosy in and sleep. The optimal temperature for sleeping is between 60-67 degrees F. Find your comfortable temperature to fall into deep sleep using layers of blankets.

·         Lights

Turn off all lights in the room to maintain absolute darkness. You can do this by installing dark or blackout curtains to block light from outside.  Exposure to artificial light as well, like bulbs, blue light from mobile phones, TV, alarm clocks, all slow down our sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin. Turn these off completely before bedtime. So no more stalking your friends on social media in bed!

Along with setting the right sleep environment, consider following a consistent bedtime routine as well.  Here are a few tips:

Plan your day ahead

Have your clothes set out for tomorrow, do your meal preps, charge your worktops. Keeping your gear ready reduces last minute stress. Also having them ready a night before tricks your mind into believing you are all set.

Relax

Choose to do an activity that really calms your nerves- a bit of a ‘me’ time. Read a book, make a cup of tea, meditate- whatever your Zen, indulge! Whatever you choose, make sure it relaxes you and most importantly, remain consistent with it.

Bedtime-wake up hours

Different people have different sleep patterns. Listen to your own body’s need for a proper night’s rest. Try to maintain at least 7 full hours of sleep, whether a weekday or weekend.

Repetition is key and soon, your body will respond with a slowdown inducing restful sleep.

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