Getting a good night’s sleep might be simply a dream to some people who have difficulty falling and remaining asleep. Some experts say that our routines play an important role in sleep patterns. Everyone should recognize that sleep is part of an overall healthy lifestyle. Try these tips to help you sleep like a baby.
Maintain a Sleep Schedule
Following a routine is the first step in healthy sleep patterns. Experts suggest following an evening ritual (including the weekends) to help your body’s internal clock creates regular sleep patterns. This schedule includes going to bed the same time every day and waking up the same time every day.
Avoid Drinks with Caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, tea, and other beverages to increase wakefulness. This is the opposite of what you need to relax and drift off to sleep. Reduce or even avoid these beverages and replace them with flavored water, herbal teas, and other decaffeinated drinks so your body can relax at bedtime.
Take a Warm Bath
Right before you go to bed, take a warm bubble bath to relax your mind and body. Light a candle nearby, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the water, and relax. Afterward, slip into your favorite comfortable pajamas, turn off the lights, and go right to bed. This will help you drift off to sleep.
Create a Comfortable Bedroom
It is important that your sleeping space is comfortable, cool, and inviting. Replace your old mattress, mattress pad, and pillows if there are worn, make a bed with cool, soft sheets and blankets and cover the windows with curtains or blinds to keep the room dark. You might even consider adding a brand new bedroom set to create a beautiful, inviting space.
Our Raley’s Home Furnishings team is here to help you design a comfortable and inviting living space to make all of your dreams come true.