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Improve Your Sleep with These 7 Things

Getting a good night’s sleep is equally as important as a regular exercise routine and a balanced diet. Sleeping well can help you exercise better, give you more energy, increase brain function, and improve your mood. It’s safe to say that your overall wellness is heavily affected by your sleep habits. Here are 7 things we recommend doing to help you sleep better. 

1. Nighttime meditation. 

Meditation is often used to clear the mind and provide great stress relief. The first records of meditation tell us that it was an integral part of living a spiritual life. It allowed people to contemplate morality, concentrate on knowledge, and grow their spiritual being. When meditation is done before bedtime, you can fall asleep easier, stay asleep longer, and feel more rested when you wake up.  

2. Read a book. 

Read a real book – not a digital book. There are many ways that a good book can lower your stress levels and it all has to do with your brain. Just like exercising in the morning, reading at night can help your brain become more creative when you wake up. By lowering your stress level at the same time, reading helps you sleep more soundly at night.  

3. Reduce blue light exposure in the evening. 

Blue light is most commonly found on bright screens such as your cell phone, tablet, and TV. Blue light interferes with the body’s ability to produce melatonin, the chemical that induces sleep.  By reducing your blue light exposure beginning at least two to three hours before going to bed, you can help your body produce melatonin and get a better night’s sleep. 

4. Reduce caffeine and alcohol consumption. 

Both caffeine and alcohol can cause disruptions in your sleep habits like decreasing sleep time, sleep disruptions, and a lower quality of sleep. By reducing your consumption of these two beverages and limiting yourself to drinking them more than 6 hours before going to sleep, you will reduce the impact they have on your sleep 

5. Set a sleep schedule. 

Having a consistent sleep schedule – meaning going to bed and waking up at consistent times – can be exactly what you need to get a better night’s sleep. By sleeping on a consistent schedule, you allow your body’s internal clock, also known as your circadian rhythm, to get accustomed to the routine and you will begin to fall asleep and wake up a lot easier.  

6. Eat dinner early and skip the late-night snacks. 

When you eat, at any time of day, the muscles in your stomach and digestive tract need to work to metabolize the food. When you eat late at night these muscles that should be relaxing are actively working to digest your late-night meal. This can make falling asleep harder and can prevent you from getting into a deep state of sleep. Abstaining from food for at least 2 hours before you go to bed will find yourself getting a better night's sleep. 

7. Use the right bedding. 

Surprisingly, your bedding has a huge impact on how well you sleep. Whether you tend to sleep cold or hot, you can find the right bedding and you can sleep comfortably. If you tend to sleep warm, try a breathable, lightweight fabric that has moisture-wicking abilities. If you sleep cold, look for something with a longer pile, higher thread count, or heavier weight. Finding the right bedding for your temperature preferences will help you sleep comfortably all night long.  

Finding the perfect bedding is easy with our filtering tool. To find the perfect bedding for you, select what temperature you prefer using the filer tool on the left-hand side of our product listing pages. The temperature ratings vary from lightweight – for those who sleep hot; all-season for those right in the middle; and heavyweight for those who sleep cold.  

Explore our fabrics and find the perfect one to help you get a better night's sleep.  

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