There are dozens, maybe hundreds of good tips to help you sleep better. Some are easy to implement in your own lifestyle, others cost a lot of discipline, and some even cost money.Maybe you will do some or even many of the sleep tips that will be discussed in this article, on the website, and in forthcoming articles! That would of course be a very nice start.
Create an optimal sleeping environment
But there are always things you can improve to better sleep. Of course, the one sleep tip will also have more influence than the other. Of course, you do not have to do anything directly, but these tips can provide you with inspiration to change things in your life. You can try the tips and see if it works for you and suits you. Start with some tips that are very easy to carry through and no further effort. Even those who will stand in between!
Discover what works for you
In this article, I restrict it to the sleeping environment and I give you 7 tips for creating an optimal sleeping environment. If you want to sleep better, this is a good start because these tips are very easy to implement!
7 Tips for an optimal sleeping environment
Ensure clean air
Provide adequate ventilation in your bedroom. Your brains need fresh air! When you close the windows there is no supply of fresh air, and indeed oxygen. Because you take oxygen while you breathe, as it gets “out of the air”, the oxygen arrow in the bedroom will also drop. The smaller the bedroom, and the more people are there, the faster this happens. So take care of clean air, put a window on a stick so!
Consider light and darkness
Make sure it’s dark in the bedroom, good curtains that leave no light. light affects your sleep. We have evolved so that the human body creates light in a light that causes us to “wake up” / no longer want to sleep. For example, when you went to bed late and light in the morning, you probably wake up and you can not sleep well and effectively while you have not had enough sleep.
The ideal sleeping temperature
Turn off the heat in the night. Make sure it’s not too hot in your bedroom. The ideal sleep temperature is between 15 and 17 degrees. In summer this may be difficult, and there are many people who sleep in summer at high temperatures. What you can do about it can be read in the article; Tips to sleep better with warm weather.
Turn off electronic devices as much as possible in your bedroom, think of your laptop, television, mobile phone etc. Or better, do not leave them in the bedroom! The signals that “emit” these devices can disturb your sleep. Yes, this is very difficult if you use the alarm clock on your phone like me. And most people who do not do that … have an electronic alarm clock :). Nevertheless, you can always take the TV off standby and just turn it off and you’ll just turn it off. Do you use an alarm clock app or other sleep app? Then put your mobile on airplane mode.
Plants in your bedroom
A plant causes oxygen and that is good. But avoid too many plants in your bedroom, yes exactly .. plants. Had I not even imagined myself soon? However, plants affect your brain and make them more active.
Provide a quiet bedroom
Make sure it’s quiet in your bedroom, as far as you’re concerned about that. Music or TV in the background does not have a good effect on your night’s sleep, just like bubbles and sms. Sounds keep you from sleeping, and can easily awaken if you’re still in a “slight” sleep. And as you may have read in the previous article about the sleep cycle , you know that you are in a mild sleep several times, and even a fairly large part of the night.
The color in your bedroom, and especially the color of your walls, greatly affects your sleep quality. Calm and light colors are generally better for sleep. You can read more about this article in the article; The influence of color in the bedroom.