Successful Snoozing: 5 Ways to Create the Best Environment for Sleep

Posted On Thursday, 28 March 2019
Successful Snoozing: 5 Ways to Create the Best Environment for Sleep

Many people experience difficulty falling asleep. This can be due to various reasons, such as medications, anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia.

While it can be difficult to find an effective solution, there are many helpful methods you may want to consider in order to improve your sleep quality--as well as your ability to fall asleep faster.

The following information provides five easy ways to create the best environment for sleep, which may help to improve your situation.

Block Out All Light
Typically, a dark environment will be helpful in allowing you to fall asleep. Therefore, you should avoid leaving lights and televisions on while you are laying down. You may also want to avoid using your smartphone and laptop before bed because the blue light can disrupt your melatonin production.

Block Out Noise
Loud noises can also create poor sleep quality and negatively affect your ability to fall asleep at night. Therefore, you should try to create the quietest environment possible. This can be achieved by turning off televisions and purchasing earplugs designed for sleeping. If you live in a noisy area or apartment complex, you might want to consider soundproofing your walls by purchasing acoustic panels. Lastly, if your partner has a snoring problem, there are many products available that may be helpful. You can also encourage them to speak to their doctor in order to find the best solution.

Keep Your Room Cool
Sleeping in a warm room can also affect your ability to fall and stay asleep. Therefore, you may want to set your air conditioner to room temperature, which is 70 degrees. Sleeping in a room with a comfortable temperature can stop you from waking up frequently, and it can positively affect the REM stage of sleep.

Make Your Bed More Comfortable
The comfort level of your bed is important. If your mattress has dents in it, you can place pillows underneath it to help prop up problem areas. If it is too stiff or uncomfortable, you can buy a mattress pad to put on top of it, such as one made of memory foam. Lastly, your pillows also play a significant role in sleep quality. You will want to make sure they support your head and neck properly and that they are meeting your overall comfort needs.

Utilize White Noise and Ambient Sleep Sounds
Although it is helpful for many people to eliminate loud outside noises, many people can find it challenging to sleep in complete silence. Purchasing a white noise machine or playing ambient sleep sounds, such as calming music and nature noises, can help you to relax and drift off to sleep more easily. This can be especially helpful for people with anxiety who have trouble decompressing after a long day or for people with ringing in the ears, which can be distracting and make it challenging to sleep.

Overall, correcting your sleeping patterns and improving your ability to fall asleep can be tricky. Improving your sleep environment is a great place to start. With enough effort and patience, the aforementioned tips may be enough to help you to fall asleep more easily and stay asleep longer without waking up frequently.

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers is a freelance writer who loves to write for business, health, home, and women’s interests. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three beautiful daughters.

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