7 Ways to Enhance Your Sleep Routine
How To Build A Better Sleep Routine
We’re all looking for the perfect night’s rest, and the older you get, the harder it can get to be fully energized the next day. From body aches and pains to foggy brains, a lousy night of sleep can ruin your tomorrows. We know how much a bad sleep routine can affect your day at work or school. Even if it’s your day off, no one wants to feel drained and stuck in bed. We’ve found some of the best ways for you to maximize your rest and rechargeability. From easy solutions to new habits, here’s how to build a better sleep routine.
Mattress And Pillow Quality Over Quantity
First thing is first, how old are your mattress and pillow? Some simple signs could be the age, waking up sore in the morning, allergies kicking in, or tossing and turning all night. Depending on how often you rotate your mattress and how you take care of it, it could mean the lifespan has shortened from the standard 7-10 recommendation. The same thing goes for your pillow. You want to make sure that your spine gets enough support to avoid morning aches and pains.
Cool Down the Sheets
Your sheets and blankets play a substantial role in your sleep quality. Remember, sheets and blankets are seasonal items that should change at least twice a year. The thickness (or thinness) of your sheets and blankets can provide an excellent or terrible night’s sleep. Heavy blankets in the summer might feel cozy because of the weight, but you might not be able to fall asleep when you need to. Having warm blankets in the summer can cause you to sweat, even with the AC on, which can cause you to wake up cold and uncomfortable.
Disconnect From the Mainframe
The biggest problem most people face when it comes to their sleep routine and good night of sleep is not disconnecting from technology early enough before bed. Many of us use our pre-sleep moments to scroll through social media or go through the news we missed in the day. Not only is this bad for your brain to consume so much before bed, but it also adds stress before you fall asleep. The blue light from your devices can lower melatonin levels. It’s best to wait to scroll through social media until the morning. It’s not going to go anywhere.
Exercise Till You Drop
Okay, maybe not until you drop, but exercising in the evening before bed can help you sleep better and longer. One of the best things about exercising, either before bed or just for a little bit during your day, is how it helps your mood. Lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your mental health. Even when you feel drained from the day, getting active for just 20 minutes to break a sweat starts a chain reaction. You wear yourself out physically, which boosts your mood and can give you a little extra energy, you sleep better, and you wake up with more energy and a better mood. Talk about a win-win situation!
Ritualize Your Evenings
You might spend all day at school or work, or both. Sometimes you have errands to run, family to see, dinner with a friend, so where’s the ME time? Setting aside an hour before bed is the perfect time to utilize that quiet time. Take a bath or shower, maybe shave or do some personal hygiene. Hair and face masks are a great way to utilize this time. It helps relax your mind and help it stray away from all the day noise. Settling your mind and body every night will help you catch Z’s faster than anything else.
Destress With Lists
Making a simple to-do list for the next day can alleviate any anxiety or overwhelming feelings you may have. Many of us have so much to do each day that we panic and hope we don’t forget. Seeing all of your tasks in front of you can help your mind organize things and feel better prepared for the next day. Instead of cramming it all in the noggin, write essentials, and don’t forget to include a moment to treat yourself on your list.
Classic Mattress Offers Custom Mattresses
If you’ve strived for the perfect sleep routine, but continue to feel tired and restless. A custom mattress could be precisely what you need. Not all of us are made the same, and sometimes we need adjustments that normal stock mattresses just don’t offer. It doesn’t matter if you need a mattress to be shorter, longer, wider, we can do it for you!
Not only that, but we offer exclusive sales and warranties to ensure that what we make is perfect for you. Contact us today, and see what we can do to make your sleep the best it has ever been. Come by our store or give us a call for some quick information.