We've been hearing that we need to get a good night's sleep forever, but for many people, that's easier said than done. Many factors can go into why someone may not get a good night's sleep which can include, not going to bed early enough, stress, and even sleep apnea. Lack of good sleep can really take a negative toll on your mind and body after awhile. When you're consistently tired and groggy, you lack energy and your productivity levels drastically decrease. I can say I've been fortunate to almost always sleep well regardless of where I am and what's going on in my life.
Here are 7 of my hacks for having the best sleep ever.
Keep your bedroom cool
It's difficult to get comfortable when you're hot and sweaty, so keep your bedroom at a cool temperature. You can always add covers and take some off depending on your preference.
Keep your bedroom dark
Minimize the amount of light that enters your room by investing in black out drapes that keep the light out.
Wash your sheets often
This really makes a difference. There's nothing like getting into the bed with freshly washed sheets. So make sure you wash them at least once a week.
Spray your sheets with linen spray
I personally use the lavender linen spray from Bath and Body Works and everytime I use it, I sleep like a baby without fail. There are other scents and brands that you could use or if you are a DIYer, you can make it yourself. Just make sure it is a calming scent that will lull you right to sleep.
Keep your tv out of the bedroom
This could be controversial, but don't make a habit of watching tv in your bed. When you enter your bedroom, it should be your zen and place to relax and fall asleep. When you use the bed for entertainment purposes, the brain gets confused and no longer equates laying down with falling asleep.
Don't do work in your bed
Similar to not watching tv, if you're doing everything else in your bed, your body is confused and won't equate getting in the bed with going to sleep and that's what's important. Refrain from doing work in your bed and only get in your bed when you're ready to go to bed. That way your body is trained that once you lay down its time to go to sleep.
Stick to a nighttime routine
Similar to a morning routine to set the tone for your day, set a nighttime routine that will signal to your body that it's time to wind down and go to sleep. It can include light stretching, drinking a calming tea or just planning for the next day.
Try out any or all of these hacks and you will be on your way to having some of the best sleep ever consistently.