Restful sleep is one of those simple pleasures that actually has a great impact on our quality of life. With good sleep, you’ll have more energy every day. You can manage your mood better. Your appetite will regulate. All in all, getting a good night’s sleep makes you feel good and look good.
It’s amazing how one night of sleep can affect how you function the next day. How much more when it’s every night that you get to sleep soundly?
Restful sleep, however, is a luxury not everyone can enjoy. Some have to toss and turn for hours in bed before they can get comfortable enough to fall asleep. Others suffer from insomnia and other sleep problems. Still others find their minds won’t let them rest, at times because of the stresses of the day that just won’t let them be.
Thankfully, there are many natural sleep remedies that can help you achieve better sleep quality. Below are some of things you can do to naturally promote restful sleep:
Use the right kind of bedding.
You’ll want something that’s not only soft but will also give you the right amount of insulation to keep your body cool or warm, depending on the season. While bedding made of cotton or silk offers that, bamboo bed sheets have far superior thermal regulating properties. Bamboo fibre has the all-weather advantage that other materials don’t. Bamboo also has excellent wicking properties to keep your skin dry in the hot summer months, and the added advantage of a natural antibacterial agent.
Wind down before bedtime.
One hour before you go to bed, take the time to prepare for restful sleep. Remove any gadgets so you won’t be tempted to check your Facebook or email when you’re in bed. Change your clothes to something made specially for sleeping so you can get comfortable. Free your bed of clutter so you can stretch out. Make this a nightly ritual to help your body relax and get ready to doze off.
Sleep on pillows that have good support.
Neck problems and backaches are due largely to the kind of pillows you sleep on. To provide the right spine, neck and head support, opt for pillows made of shredded memory foam. These pillows conform to the shape of your head and fill the space under your neck to give you proper support and help you get more restful sleep. Whether you’re a side, back or stomach sleeper - or all of the above - memory foam bamboo pillows can give you a better sleep experience.
Keep your bedroom’s temperature cool.
You can sleep best when your room’s temperature is between 18 to 21 degrees Celsius. This temperature range helps promote continuous and restful sleep so you don’t have to wake up in the middle of the night chilling or sweating.
There are many ways to help you sleep better at night, but the best route is the natural way. If you’re having trouble sleeping, try these proven recommendations and feel the difference for yourself.