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3 Bedroom Upgrades To Improve Your Sleep

When a good night’s rest is hard to find, these easy changes to your sleep environment may help. You’ve tried everything from cutting out caffeine to subbing in meditation for your usual pre-bed phone scroll. And yet, you’re still not getting the quality sleep you need to function on all cylinders in the morning. What else can you do? Turning your attention to your sleep environment may reveal some useful insights into the way you sleep, and minor adjustments can yield big results in improving your experience. For simple ways to upgrade your bedroom environment follow these tips. Improve Your Bedding A lumpy mattress and worn-out pillows are enough to give anyone nightmares. If you find yourself…

6 Ways to Reduce Nighttime Awakenings for Better Sleep

Waking frequently during the night reduces your sleep satisfaction. Learn how to limit these sleep disturbances. How long you sleep each night is important, but even if you get the recommended seven to eight hours of shut-eye, you won’t feel fully refreshed the next day if you’re waking up every hour. Frequent awakenings can lead to lower sleep satisfaction, especially if it takes a long time to fall back asleep. Rather than stress about the sleep you’re losing out on, focus on incorporating some of these habits into your routine to help you fall—and stay—asleep. Avoid Caffeine in the Afternoon Although you might enjoy your P.M. pick-me-up, drinking caffeine too late in the day can…

Transitioning from Wake to Sleep

Having a good night’s sleep is not always easy especially after having a busy day. The constant need to feel connected to the world 24/7 gives people increasing levels of stress and “busyness” which makes getting a good night’s sleep difficult. Thankfully, nature has many cues for us to follow to help us settle down from our busy, stressful lives to a peaceful sleep. At night there is an increase of darkness, decreased activity, and cooler temperatures that all contribute to our bodies feeling sleepy. By increasing these factors in our night routines we can get that good night’s sleep we need. Darkness releases melatonin, the natural chemical that helps put us to sleep. Dimming…

The Ideal Temperature for Sleep

Find out what the ideal thermostat setting is to help you snooze longer. Are you too hot or too cold when trying to snooze? Maybe you’re trying to be money conscious by keeping the temperature as low as possible in the winter and as high as possible in the summer, but if you didn’t know, your thermostat can make or break your slumber. For some, the temperature has to be just right for an ideal night’s sleep. In general, the suggested bedroom temperature should be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep. When lying in bed trying to snooze, your body temperature decreases to initiate sleep—and the proposed temperatures above can actually help facilitate this. If your…

Does Your Body Temperature Change While You Sleep?

Learn how your temperature guides you to and from dreamland each night. If you’re prone to waking up sweat-drenched (or shivering) in the middle of the night, then you know how important it is to find your temperature sweet spot for sleep. But your body temperature does more than just keep you comfortable while you snooze—it’s actually a key part of what regulates the circadian rhythm that determines when your body is ready to go to sleep and when it’s ready to wake up. The 98.6 degrees you likely think of as “normal” is actually just the starting point for your body’s internal temperature. From there, it fluctuates by a couple degrees over the course…