The importance of getting a good night’s sleep can’t be overstated. Not only does it have serious health implications, but it can also help you be more creative, perform better at work, and have more patience for your family. In today’s blog, we discuss how to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Upgrade Your Mattress
If your mattress is showing signs of wear and tear, you’re having trouble falling and staying asleep, or you notice that you get a better night’s sleep outside of your own bed, it might be a sign that it’s time to replace your mattress. Mattress technology has come a long way in the past decade, and a new mattress could be just what you need to jumpstart your sleep. In fact, Star Furniture has completely revolutionized the mattress buying experience, so you can avoid the aggressive lighting, overwhelming options, and pushy salespeople with ulterior motives for a more comfortable shopping experience.
Pay Special Attention to Temperature
Your body temperature can affect how well you sleep. In fact, being too warm at bedtime can prevent you from being able to fall or stay asleep. In addition to turning your air conditioning up before bed, you can also choose sheets, pillows, and mattresses with cooling technology. Pairing these items with luxurious bedding can make you feel cozy and comfortable, the perfect combination for better sleep.
Create a Relaxing Bedroom
If you want to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, you’ll want to take some time to create a bedroom that’s conducive to sleep. That means cozy bedding, performance sheets, a high-quality pillow, a relaxing color palette, blackout blinds and curtains, and anything else that can alleviate sleep blockers. Even clutter can make it harder for you to fall asleep and stay asleep, so you might want to look for bedroom storage furniture to help you get organized.
Ditch the Electronics
The blue light that’s emitted from our electronics can have an adverse reaction to our sleep patterns. That said, we’ve all been tempted to reach for our phones when we can’t sleep. To sleep better, try to avoid looking at your phone, computer, or tablet in the hour before going to sleep. You should also keep a crossword puzzle or physical book next to your bed, so you have something relaxing to do when you aren’t able to sleep.
Think a new mattress might help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer? Check out our huge selection of innerspring, memory foam, and hybrid mattresses. In the meantime, check out our furniture blog, where we cover everything from how to buy a mattress to our Aireloom mattress spotlight.