A healthy night's sleep is vital to daily function and a long lasting life so we've put together a list of five tips and tricks to help our readers get an improved night's sleep!
A good night's sleep starts with a comfortable bed - which isn't all about jumping on the highest thread count sheets you can find. It starts with a good quality mattress and pillows along with comfortable sheets - which aren't necessarily the highest thread count.
If you're stuck with an older mattress and want a quick and easy upgrade consider a luxurious mattress topper.
Many apartments suffer from bright morning sunlight as well as strong sun glare from surrounding tall buildings reflecting (and even focusing) the sun's rays. Black-out curtains have a specially designed backing layer which prevents light from passing through to give you a long and uninterrupted sleep. An added benefit is the backing layer of blackout curtains also helps with noise reduction!
If you're after a cheaper and quicker solution a good eye-mask works wonders.
Recent studies have shown that blue light (short wavelength high energy light) is capable of disrupting the body's natural sleeping patterns. Apartment dwellers are often relying on laptops, tablets and mobile phones for nightly entertainment but doing so too close to sleeping might result in reduced sleep quality.
Minimise blue-light exposure an hour before sleeping to get a fresher night's sleep.
Air quality plays a surprisingly important role in the sleep process and air being too dry is a common complaint in many apartments - likely due to the constant air conditioning drying out the air. If you wake up feeling as though your nose and throat are overly dry it might be worth investing in a humidifier to help soothe your airways whilst you sleep.
Scents and fragrances can also play a vital role in your sleeping process. Certain scents tend to be very calming and can help induce a sleeping state - our favourites in the office are rose water, lavender, jasmine and chrysanthemum.
Although many people consider a white noise generator to be over the top there's plenty of people that swear by them and will take them wherever they go.
We personally think a music dock and a nice set of speakers provides a much more aesthetically pleasing and functional solution - allowing you to charge your phone and have some relaxing music on a timer until you fall asleep!
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