Getting a good night’s sleep is a goal we all share, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. Whether you’re up all night with a young child or stressing over deadlines, it can be frustrating to feel tired during the day. However, there are habits and routines that you can adopt to help ensure you get the best rest possible each night. From doing something as small as keeping your bed clean to making big changes like cutting out caffeine and alcohol before bedtime, these tips will set you on the road to better sleep in no time!
Clean your sheets.
Washing your sheets every week is a great way to ensure you’re getting the most plush out of them. I recommend using a mild detergent, like Tide or All-Free, but anything that’s safe for regular clothes will work here too. If you want to use bleach (which we don’t recommend), be sure not to mix it with any other laundry or use it on towels and other cloth products!
If you have an automatic washer and dryer, set both machines on low heat settings. High heat can damage the fibers in your sheets over time—and besides, who needs their bedsheets to feel like they’ve been sitting in the sun all day?
No matter what kind of washing machine you have at home, don’t forget that fabric softener also damages the fibers in your linens; it should never touch your delicates!
Wash your pillowcases.
Pillowcases are a great way to protect your pillow, but they can also hold onto dirt and dust as you sleep. Washing your pillowcases every week is an easy trick for ensuring that it will stay clean and last longer than expected.
If you don’t want to wash the entire pillowcase, consider using a case cover instead. This will keep the dirty part of the pillow covered while allowing you to wash only those items that need it. If you do decide on this option, make sure that any covers are made with natural materials like cotton or silk in order to keep them breathable — synthetic fabrics tend not to breathe well enough during long periods of use!
Do not use bleach when washing any kind of fabric; instead opt for dye-free detergent like our own brand ‘Purex’ which uses plant derived ingredients so there’s no chance of breaking down fibers over time (unlike other brands). If possible try hanging outside overnight before drying so moisture from sweat doesn’t build up inside.”
Make sure your sheets are right for your bed.
The first step to ensuring maximum plushness is making sure the sheets are right for your bed. First, it’s important that your sheets be soft and comfortable. Second, they should be the right size for your bed so that you can comfortably sleep under them. Third, they must be clean and free from any stains or tears in order to maximize plushness potential. Finally, a good set of sheets will breathe well when you lay down on them—this allows air to get into the weave of cloth and create an ideal softness that helps promote maximum amount of plush while sleeping
Example: You might go shopping at a store like Macy’s or JC Penney’s in order to find some great options for new sheet sets (or even just one single sheet if yours is old or torn). If this sounds like something that interests you then please continue reading below!
Split the bed with a partner who moves around a lot.
If you can’t split the bed with a partner, then use a mattress topper. A mattress topper is basically like having another mattress on top of your current one. This will allow you to keep your bed clean and help ensure maximum plush during sleep. If all else fails, though, try buying yourself an extra large dog!
Identify what’s keeping you up at night.
In order to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep, it’s important to identify what is keeping you up at night. For example, if it’s the fact that your partner gets up in the middle of the night and leaves his or her shoes on the floor, this is something that can be addressed by having a conversation with him/her about how their habit impacts your shared space. Or if it turns out that your dog keeps barking throughout the night, then consider keeping him/her in another room until they learn how to behave more quietly while they’re sleeping.
If none of these solutions work for whatever reason (and there may not be an easy solution), then consider changing your own habits instead—for example, by getting an eye mask for better light control during those early morning wake-up calls.
Cut out caffeine, alcohol and nicotine before bed.
Caffeine, alcohol and nicotine are stimulants. The more stimulants you take, the more awake you’ll feel.
If you take these substances regularly before bedtime, it can put your body on alert and make it harder for you to fall asleep. This also interrupts your sleep cycle as well as making it harder for you get a good night’s rest in general.
Drink more water during the day so you’re not waking up to use the bathroom at night.
- Drink more water during the day so you’re not waking up to use the bathroom at night.
- If you drink a lot of coffee or alcohol, be sure to drink lots of plain water as well. Caffeine and alcohol both dehydrate your body, which contributes to poor sleep quality. To avoid waking up in the middle of the night feeling like you’re going to pass out from dehydration, make sure you’re drinking enough H2O throughout your day. In fact, it’s recommended that adults consume about six to eight glasses per day!
Shoot for 7-8 hours of sleep every night, but know that others may need more or less than that.
While 7-8 hours is a good target to aim for, the amount of sleep you need will vary depending on your age and the conditions in which you live. Some people can get by with less sleep than others while still feeling rested, while others might need more than 8 hours to feel rested. Other factors that affect how much sleep an individual needs include stress levels, diet, exercise habits and whether or not there are other factors affecting their health that could be interfering with their ability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night (e.g., physical illness).
Don’t get on your phone or watch tv in bed, especially before you think you’re going to sleep.
You may think that reading a book or watching TV in bed is the best way to pass the time before falling asleep. But studies show that both of these activities can be distracting and make it hard for you to fall asleep. If you find yourself checking your phone every few minutes, try closing your eyes and relaxing for a few minutes before turning off the lights. You’ll be surprised how quickly this habit helps improve your sleep quality!
If you wake up during the night, don’t turn on any lights; they’ll only increase alertness. Instead, use a dimmed flashlight app on your smartphone as an alarm clock so that all you have to do is press “snooze” when it goes off in order not to disturb anyone else in bed with you!
You can improve the quality of your sleep with a few simple adjustments to your routine
Have you ever wondered why some people seem so much happier and more energetic than you? Could it be that they have a better quality of sleep? If you are struggling to get a good night’s rest, there is a good chance that one of the following common practices is taking away from your sleep quality.
This blog will show you how to improve the quality of your sleep with a few simple adjustments to your routine. The first step is to understand the importance of sleep in our lives and how it affects our overall health.
- Sleep helps regulate our moods, improves memory function and concentration, reduces stress levels, increases energy levels, and improves physical health.*
A good night’s sleep is key to a happy, healthy life. Unfortunately, many people struggle with getting enough rest every day. If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, there are simple things you can do to ensure that your bed is as comfortable as possible: clean your sheets regularly, drink plenty of water during the day and avoid caffeine in the evening. You should also determine if anything else is keeping you up at night—whether it’s stress or anxiety—and address those issues first before attempting any physical adjustments to improve your sleep environment. With a few changes in habits and routines, however, anyone can enjoy better-quality sleep!