We spend a third of our lives asleep. Not only is it necessary to stay healthy and functioning, but it’s also enjoyable to wake up feeling refreshed.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, there could be a number of things causing your insomnia. An easy way to help your body catch some zzz’s is to optimize your sleeping space for rest.
So how much sleep do you really need? If you’re under 18, you should aim for about 10 hours of sleep. (You’re even luckier if you’re an infant––babies spend about 16 hours of the day snoozing.)
One of the easiest ways to improve your sleep health? Painting your bedroom in a soothing color. Avoid matte finishes, or you may have more light reflected in your room. If you live in an apartment or rented property, check with management before trying this tip.
Also, invest in sheets that are at least 300-thread count and buy the most expensive mattress you can afford. Keep your house cool and your bedroom clean.
Blackout curtains are also an easy way to improve your sleep schedule. These curtains can help block out light and sound.
Don’t let technology leave you tired! Turn your phone off an hour before bed and sleep with your phone on silent.
Now that you’ve got your bedroom ready, it’s time to think about how your daily routine affects your sleep schedule.