7 Tips to Sleep Better by Maximizing Your Sleep Environment

June 24, 2021

A good night’s rest is essential for everyone. Sleeping well helps your body to heal, energize and remain healthy. On the other hand, a poor sleep schedule can have several negative repercussions. It can adversely affect digestion, brain functioning and weaken your immune system. Those who don’t sleep well stand a higher risk of contracting diseases than those who do sleep properly. Many factors may influence your sleep quality, including your diet, exercise routine, and bedtime habits. 

Out of all the other things you can change to improve your sleep quality, the simplest is your sleep environment. One of the most reliable ways of improving your sleep quality is to revamp your bedroom to create a relaxing atmosphere for yourself. After working hard throughout the day, coming into your bedroom should feel calm and peaceful. A conducive environment in your bedroom will ensure that you look forward to rest and relaxation at night. 

Follow the below tips to create a better sleep environment for yourself – 

  1. Keep it Clean

Cleanliness can create an inherent calming effect in any space. Keep your bedroom free of dust and rubbish to help you sleep properly at night. Make your bed every day, use fresh bed linen that is free of smells and stains. Vacuum the carpets regularly and wipe down any dust-prone surfaces every few days. Maintaining cleanliness can help you associate your bedroom with a sense of comfort. Doing this will help you find peace of mind as soon as you enter the space. 

  1. Choose the Right Bed

The bed can make a huge difference in your sleep quality. A comfortable bed gives you a restful sleep, but not every bed is right for you. Think about the size of your room; a large bed can crowd the space and make it feel cramped, while a small bed can restrict your sleep space. You don’t need to invest a lot to find a comfortable bed; many good-quality beds are available at affordable prices. 

  1. Keep Those Lights Off

Keep your bedroom dimly lit when you are prepping to go to bed and completely dark when you want to sleep. Darkness will help you sleep better. The human mind is wired to remain awake during the day and sleep when it’s dark. So to promote longer, deeper sleep – it is best to keep your bedroom as dark as possible at night.

  1. Refresh Your Bedding

Experiment with different bed sheets and linens to find the one you are most comfortable in. Choose from a wide range of materials like cotton or silk until you find one that suits you. Nowadays, there is a wide range of sleep products designed for comfort and good health, such as orthopaedic mattresses, copper bedding, or copper bed sheets infused with copper fibres for extra health benefits. 

  1. Optimal Room Temperature

Everyone has their preference for room temperature. But usually, it has been seen that a cooler environment makes it easier for you to relax and fall asleep. A colder room allows you to fall asleep faster and helps you wake up feeling refreshed. Experts suggest maintaining a temperature between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure that your room is neither too hot nor too cold. 

  1. Ditch Electronics

It’s become a common practice for all of us to check our phones before falling asleep. However, this could be the reason for your poor sleep quality. Devices emit artificial blue light. This light influences the brain to think that it is still day and prevents the release of melatonin – the hormone necessary for you to sleep. Stop using electronics at least one hour before bedtime to give your mind a chance to unwind and get your internal clock back to normal. 

  1. Keep it Quiet

Keep your bedroom as noise-free as possible. It is common knowledge that no one can fall asleep in a noisy environment. Avoid listening to loud music or talking on the phone before going to bed. If your roommate snores loudly, ask them to get help. If your bedroom has noise and sounds coming in from outside, prevent it by using earplugs, noise-cancelling headphones, or a sound machine that plays soothing sounds (white noise) to help you sleep. 

Try some of the above-listed tips with your bedroom to improve your sleep quality. Of course, your sleep quality depends on various factors such as stress levels, sleep routine, and exercise. So, these tips cannot guarantee absolute sleep, but they can improve your sleep quality gradually. 

Author Bio: Rory Donnelly

Rory is the R&D Director and passionate entrepreneur, fascinated by the workings of the human body and natural solutions for common health problems. He’s single-minded in his aim to make Copper Defence a brand that’s recognized across the globe, by partnering with global brands to make these high-tech materials easily accessible for everyone. If you’d like to get in touch, email Rory at Rory@copperclothing.com or visit copperclothing.com for copper-infused clothing, pet accessories and more.


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