Your bedroom is your own personal sanctuary where you can wind down and rest after a long day at work. Adults need to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep for a healthy lifestyle and unfortunately, most adults are not prioritizing their sleep. Sleep is frequently overlooked as most people prioritize their diet or exercise oversleep, but sleep is as equally important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There are many products out there that can enhance your sleep experience and some of the best ones are listed below.
Those city lights may be beautiful to look at but it sure is doing more harm than good to your sleep. Exposure to light can negatively affect your sleep-wake cycle because light suppresses the production of melatonin, which is the hormone that helps induce sleepiness. Blackout curtains are useful to block out excess light coming from your bedroom window. Say goodbye to street lights and hello to a dark and peaceful bedroom.
Weighted blankets are made out of small pellets or beads that give the blanket extra weight. Sleeping with a weighted blanket has been proven to result in better sleep. This is due to the fact that weighted blankets give the feeling that you are being held by providing gentle pressure. This effect also releases “happiness hormones”, also known as serotonin which produces a calming effect and helps you fall asleep.
For those of you who sleep with a partner who snores, we have the perfect device for you. Smart Nora is an anti-snoring device that is comfortable, non-invasive and risk-free. When you sleep, your throat muscles collapse, as air passes through the narrow airway, the tissues vibrate and cause the familiar snoring sound. Smart Nora, stimulated the neck muscles with a padded insert that goes under your pillow. It gently inflates and deflates your pillow which will open up your airways so you can breathe normally again.
White noise machines
Some people find background noises soothing and can help with falling asleep. White noise machines produce noises at equal strength randomly and can be described as a hissing or “shh” sound. It is usually used by people who find it hard to fall asleep due to other noises in the environment. White noise machines are great to promote longer and deeper sleep.
Having a diffuser in the bedroom will allow you to choose from a variety of different scents for your bedroom. Lavender oil is known to help people fall asleep and this can be incorporated in your bedroom by using a diffuser. Lavender decreases the heart rate and blood pressure, providing an optimal state to fall asleep.
Sleep is very important; it enables you to function properly during the day make better judgment and be more productive. If you have a packed schedule during the day, make sure to incorporate sleep into your schedule so you know you are getting the amount of sleep you need. Although it might take some time to get used to your new sleep routine, it is definitely worth it if you finally get the quality sleep you deserve.