In times where our immunity needs to be stronger than ever, it is most important that we sleep better. We’ve come up with a tonne of ideas that can give your bedroom spruce while also enabling sleep of better quality. These simple tips will help you enable a better sleep routine every night so that you sleep right and wake up refreshed. And what better time to make these changes than the lockdown period we’re in? So, go ahead, watch the video or read up on the 10 points that will help you sleep better.
- Make your bed cozy
The cozy factor of any bed comes from soft sheets, a good mattress, a great comforter, and most importantly comfortable pillows. We’ve all experienced the “Not my bed” syndrome that makes us uncomfortable staying in hotels and in other peoples’ homes, no matter how comfortable their beds are. So invest in the right pillows, bed sheets, comforters to make the bed one that gives you all the cozy feels.
- Air purifying plants
Peace lilies, Philodendron, the Spider plant, Aloe Vera, the Money plant, succulent plants are all great options to keep around your bedroom to purify the air. Our cities are highly polluted and our bedrooms are our sanctuaries where we rest. Fill it up with air purifying plants for a breath of fresh air and a pop of green in your bedroom. The presence of plants also helps us stress less so in more ways than one, they help us sleep better.
- The right mattress
The right mattress is crucial for a good night’s sleep and for the way your body feels when you wake up. Our Orthopedic Memory Foam Mattress helps in aligning your spine in a way that corrects a sleeping posture and alleviates back pain. Other features of the mattress such as the Cool Foam layer, the transition layer, and the Memory Foam layer enable deep sleep.
- Create soft and dim light spots in your bedroom
We stare at screens all day long which put a great deal of strain on our eyes. To enable our body clock to do its job, we must wind down for the night with soft and dim lights so that our brains can be signaled that it is night time and hence, time to sleep and rest. It’s also advised that we stop using our phones before bedtime so that we are no longer exposed to the blue light emitted from it.
- Essential oils
Our sense of smell has a powerful effect on the way we feel. Essential oils such as lavender calm our nervous systems and enable our bodies to transition seamlessly into a state of rest and eventually sleep. It has an effect on our brain wave so that we are relaxed, less anxious and ready for bed.
- Never take work to bed
In these trying times, when we’re working from home, our boundaries of where we work and where we rest are often blurred. The danger of that is when you sleep on your bed, you may not be able to completely switch off. Keep your workspace separate from your bed and ensure you only use your bed to sleep. This is ideal to achieve a work-life balance in a 24/7 work from home situation.
- Keep your phone away
The blue light from our phone screens harm our eyes and disrupt our sleep cycles. Binge-watching shows and constantly scrolling on your phone wreak havoc with your body at bedtime. Choose to keep your phone on silent and away from an hour or two before bedtime.
- A cup of tea before bedtime
A warm beverage goes a long way in ensuring that you get a good night’s sleep. Our recommendation? A warm and soothing cup of Chamomile tea. It reduces inflammation and anxiety in your body and induces sleep.
- Read a book
A book helps you unwind before bed. Now that you’ve put your screens away, you can indulge in a book that relaxes you and enables you to forget the small troubles and anxieties that keep you up at night.
- A proper sleep schedule
We can’t stress the importance of sleeping and waking up every day at the same time. This takes a lot of discipline but once you’ve mastered it, your body will take over and ensure that you awake and feel sleepy at the same time. With this lockdown period, it’s easy to stay up late and sleep in, the mornings, but in the long run that can be very harmful to your body.