It’s a new year and it’s time to finally get better sleep. No matter how you’re struggling to get
1. Get a good pillow.
Pillows are so important to your sleep cycle. We can’t get enough of our One Fresh Pillow. It’s not too soft, it’s not too firm — it’s just right. It also has two unique sides. One side is soft and one side is firm. Want to sleep on your back one night? Flip it to the fluffy-soft silky alternative
2. Find vitamins that work for you.
There are a ton of different vitamins and supplements that can help you sleep better. If your body is lacking melatonin, that may be a supplement that works for you. Some others include valerian root, magnesium or chamomile. If those don’t work, try something that has a mixture of supplements in it. Motiv-8’s Skinny Sleep is a great mixture for anyone who has a really tough time getting enough sleep.
3. Get less blue light exposure at night.
If you work on a computer or use your phone a lot, this is a tip you’ll definitely want to pay attention to (especially if you’re a workaholic). When the sun sets, it’s critical to reduce your exposure to blue light. When it’s time for bed, it’s time to put the smartphone away. If you absolutely must work at night, try some glasses that block blue light.
4. Create a schedule.
If you’re struggling to get enough sleep at night, create a sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. Although it may be hard to stick to your schedule, it’s pertinent to your sleep health.
5. Cut out the caffeine.
If you’re someone that gets their 3 PM coffee fix, it’s time to cut it out (like Uncle Joey from Full House). Cut out all caffeine late in the day! Try to limit your espresso to one in the morning and see how that affects your sleep pattern.
Who knew that getting your heart rate up would actually help your sleep? Exercising every day can actually do just that. Some people find that working out before bed helps them sleep more soundly while others find that a late night gym session actually wakes them up. Find out which one works for you and stick to it.
7. Make your bedroom extra cozy.
Making your bedroom a little more comfortable is a great idea to improve your sleep! Start out by reducing noise — or get a sound machine. Reduce the amount of light in your room, too. Keep it as cool as you’re comfortable and sleep with comfortable blankets. It also helps to keep it clean and stress-free.
Before you head to bed, get a few minutes of meditation in. If you’re not into meditation, try just taking a few deep breaths. Light a candle that relaxes you or put some lavender essential oil in adiffuser. Whatever helps you calm down, take a few minutes to do that before you shut your eyes.
What helps you sleep at night? Let us know in the comments below.