The quality of sleep is essential to our health – it restores energy, helps store memories and heals our bodies.
And it doesn’t matter where we sleep. The sleep environment has a huge impact on sleep quality. Proper wall color, bed accessories, and lighting (or lack thereof) can all help us sleep better.
Sleep myths that cut home a restful night’s rest
Consider painting the bedroom wall in a color that promotes sleep. Colors have psychological effects, and while some colors can cause calm, others can have a stimulating effect. Research shows that people find the dull shades of blue, green and yellow soothing, relaxing and cheerful – all of which promote good sleep.
Blackout drapes / curtains
A sooty dark room is essential for the best sleep. Installing well-functioning blackout shutters or curtains can help you enjoy all the benefits of natural light during the day and darkness at night, thereby supporting your sleep-wake cycle. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities on the market.
Shape and hardness of pillows
Pay attention to the shape, thickness and hardness of the pillow you choose. It is important to use one that supports the arch of the neck and fits your sleeping position (sleeping on your back, front or side). A well-chosen pillow helps support your spine to sleep comfortably.
Bedding and pillowcases made from natural materials are ideal for a cool and relaxing sleep. Cotton, bamboo, silk, and linen sheets are generally best for wicking moisture and retaining coolness. Our bed will be so comfortable that we may not even want to get out of it.
The perfect mattress
The hardness of the mattress affects the quality of sleep, here too our sleep position determines the ideal hardness, so be sure to look around carefully before buying. How do we know we didn’t choose the right mattress? If we feel uncomfortable, wake up in pain, or feel our muscles cramped in the morning, it may be time for a mattress refresh.
Meditation application for sleep
Using an app that guides us through a bedtime meditation is a great way to relax. In addition to reducing stress and lowering blood pressure – both of which promote better sleep – research suggests meditation may be an alternative to traditional treatments for chronic insomnia.
Cool sleeping environment
The temperature of the sleeping environment is a crucial factor for good sleep. The internal temperature of the body is, of course, lower during the night, and if the room is too hot (or too cold), it can affect the ideal temperature and disrupt sleep. Therefore, set the thermostat at night to the optimum night temperature of about 18.3 ° C.
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White noise machine
Researchers have found that a certain type of noise helps you fall asleep. It could be the sounds of forest, rain, city traffic, the sound of frogs, or the sound of whales. White noise is a collection of sounds of different frequencies that, when combined, produce a uniform sound that is perfect for masking out loud noises. So whether it’s city traffic, noisy neighbors, or barking dogs disrupting sleep, a white noise-generating machine can be the key to waking up refreshed.
Source: Napidoktor by napidoktor.hu.
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