A Little Info on Improving Sleep
While sleep problems are quite common, affecting a whopping 45% of the population worldwide, they aren’t often given the attention they deserve. That is until they reach a serious point and start impacting a person’s quality of life, work, relationships, and wreaking havoc on the health and well-being.
It’s normal to get in panic mode, or develop anxiety, once you experience poor sleep several nights in a row, but this is also the path to insomnia. You might be having an underlying issue that’s behind your restless nights, such as overactive thyroid, diabetes, heart disease, GERD, chronic pain, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. If the cause isn’t something that requires immediate treatment, it’s possible to get your sleep on track with certain solutions and habits which I’m going to cover in this blog post.
Get Comfortable Bedding
Being careful with your pillows and mattresses’ memory foam fillings? That’s so yesterday! Sure, their designs have a say in how comfortable you’d be throughout your sleep, however, if you haven’t considered the effect of bedding when catching your z’s, you have no clue what you’re missing out on.
If you want to wake up revitalised, and ready to tackle the tasks that lie ahead in the day, it’s advisable to invest in organic bamboo fitted sheet sets. There’s a reason why this material became such a trend in recent years: it provides utmost comfort and softness in addition to various other benefits.
Unlike synthetic fabrics, known for the discomfort they provide throughout sleep, this natural alternative is famous for its hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and thermoregulating properties. In other words, this type of bedding won’t cause skin irritation, redness, swelling, breakouts, germs, dust mites, sweat and odour, so investing in such a set means investing in your health in the long run.
Hence, it’s an ideal choice for people with sensitive skin and hot sleepers alike – not only would it offer the ideal environment for you to easily fall into slumber, but also allow you to sleep longer. Moreover, quality bamboo sheets would also take care of your lovely locks considering their softness has often been compared with that of silk and cashmere.
Once you get your set, you won’t ever have to worry about having a bad hair day again – so long frizz and tangled strands! As long as you buy certified organic bamboo, with the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, you can be sure of all this plus durability even after various washes. Buy two sets if you can at once so you can change them every week as recommended by experts.
Create Relaxing Habits
As modern-day people, we’ve become accustomed to daily stress, failing to notice aware the danger it poses on our sleep and health. No matter how packed your daily schedule may be, it’s important to get in the habit of spending time on activities that help you relax.
Firstly, remember it takes some time to get into the habit, so in order for it to become natural to you, you’d have to first invest some effort to get that specific period of the day reserved for it and follow through. Second, find what it is that makes you happy and at ease.
Some people mostly benefit from meditative techniques like yoga provides, others find that prayer is what helps them forget about their daily woes. There are those people who prefer to be in the company of nature with invigorating hobbies like hiking when letting go of the daily stress, and there are those who’d much rather stay indoors, curl up with a good book while drinking a cup of relaxing tea.
Others find it’s the simple things in life, like taking five minutes of the day to pamper the skin, to be refreshing and essential for that sense of calm. Aromatherapy has gained plenty of attention with this specific aspect over the years so diffusing essential oils is also worthy of consideration.
Now, before you can go to bed and enjoy the comfort the bamboo fitted sheet sets provide, you first have to let go of what drains your energy and worries you with the aforementioned strategies. Respective of this, you must never bring stress or work to your bedroom either – it’s the place where you’re supposed to rest, catch some z’s, and take care of your sex life having some fun with your SO under the sheets.
Maintain Sleep Hygiene
Hygiene was a word we got to hear a lot over the last year with the COVID-19 pandemic, yet there’s also the sleep kind of hygiene you’d have to mind if you care about your health. If you have no idea what it means, or how to implement it, it refers to creating healthy sleep habits and being consistent with them.
Besides taking care to improve your bedroom starting by purchasing quality bamboo fitted sheet sets, it’s crucial to remember you’d need to stick to a schedule if you want to make it right. Discipline is important for beauty sleep, so be sure to go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time every day to reap the benefits of restful sleep; no excuses even on weekends!
Mind you, those daily naps might be doing you more harm than good if they tend to be quite long, so it’s best to reduce their time to half an hour, or even give them up altogether. As weird as it sounds, it works!