01 Oct Room Alterations for a Great Sleep
At 2 Brothers Mattress, our goal is to help provide you with the materials to get the perfect night’s sleep every night. Our mattresses come in a wide range of prices, styles and comfort arrangements to make sleep a simpler and more relaxing process for you.
On top of our mattresses, there are several things you can do to help promote a healthy and comfortable night of sleeping. Here are a few alteration tips for your room that might improve your sleep.
When it gets dark, the body releases melatonin, a hormone that helps you feel tired. Exposure to light is directly connected to nerve pathways in the eyes, which signal other parts of the brain that control hormones affecting sleep. In essence, darkness is your body’s direct cue to go to sleep.
On the flip side, too much distracting light can prevent healthy sleep. Consider blackout shades or solid drapery if outside light is becoming an issue, or try a good eye mask if there’s indoor light that can’t be removed for some reason.
The National Sleep Foundation estimates that the ideal temperature for sleep is about 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and recommend keeping bedroom temperatures between 60 and 67 degrees. Program your thermostat thusly, or consider fans or open windows to find the right temperature.
Unexpected noises can interrupt sleep. Consider drowning them out with a fan or white noise for a pleasant background.
Comfortable sheets can mean a lot to a good night’s sleep, and comfort here varies for everyone. If you regularly get hot at night, consider lightweight and breathable sheets. If you often wake up cold, on the other hand, consider flannel sheets. Also make sure sheets are regularly washed and free of odors.
Keeping the bedroom smelling good will make sleep a more pleasurable experience. Many people find success with air purifiers, essential oil diffusers or gentle candles.
Studies show that blue light from electronic scree can prevent the brain from releasing melatonin, which makes it harder to go to sleep. Turn off the TV, laptop and other screen devices in advance of going to bed – many people keep these electronics out of the bedroom entirely.
For more on getting a comfortable night of sleep, or to research a new mattress, visit the pros at 2 Brothers Mattress today.