You’ve heard of oral hygiene, personal hygiene and food hygiene, but did you know there was something as simple as sleep hygiene, that ensures blissful, uninterrupted sleep. Little things like room temperature, room darkness, sound disturbance and colour comfort can make a huge difference, say experts.
Quick, restful, deep sleep is something that comes from being in a peaceful state of mind. When you are free of any mental baggage you can sleep anywhere. However, it is important to have a comfortable environment tuned to your specific needs to be able to optimize sleep.
If you’re married, having a like-minded partner in terms of your lighting, temperature and decor helps immensely to nestle into oblivion for those 8 hours, before you begin another grueling day.
You want to work that body up through the day, so it begs for sleep at night. Avoid taking naps in the afternoon or any other time in the day so you hit your bed exhausted at bedtime.
At bedtime, don’t stress about how many hours of sleep you’ll get before you have to drag yourself to another long tiring day at work. Nothing works better than easing yourself to sleep with no negative thoughts.
Your bedroom should be your personal happy space, your cocoon. Make sure you have the lighting and decor done to your taste. The temperature should be right. If you’re married, make sure you sign a temperature treaty, rather than a prenup.
Your bed should allow you enough space to stretch and roll without being cramped. Get a pillow that fits your contours. Sleep with the right posture, without kicking your partner or kids out of the bed. If you’re single, enjoy the luxury of having the ‘whole’ bed to yourself and sleep on that thought.