The amount of sleep that we get and how restful a night we have makes a huge difference to the sort of day we then have and the mood that we are in. Trust me, I’m typing right now after getting about four hours of sleep while tending to sick children all night. It ain’t pretty.
A good night ís sleep is vital to our overall health and wellbeing, and today I am working with the beautiful home decor company, Frette.com to talk about ways that you can get the best sleep possible.
Let’s face it, we all lead busy and stressful lives, right? The quality of your sleep has a direct impact on the quality of your waking life, with effects on your mental alertness, how productive you are, not to mention your emotional and physical wellbeing.
Comfort is key
A primary contributor to getting a restful sleep is being comfortable in your bed. What effects your comfort level? Obviously, your mattress, pillows, sheets and comforters. It only makes sense to invest in these things. I’ve included some of my dream bedrooms in this post, but you can check out Frette.com to see their full line!
On top of the physical comfort, the mental benefits of a beautiful, clean room can’t be overstated.
Learn to cope with distractions
We all experience those moments when the sound of a car alarm jolts you straight out of your sleep or when we simply cannot block the light that is flooding through your window from our mind.
You have probably noticed that some people seem to be able to sleep through almost anything and the noises or distractions that are bothering you haven’t even registered with them (I’m talking about you, husband).
Try to acknowledge each noise or distraction in your mind and then calmly dismiss it while remaining in a relaxed state. If you can do this then you are well on the way to joining the deep-sleepers that are the envy of every mom I know.
It won’t come at first, but practice, practice, practice.
Develop a routine
Another important tip is to develop a routine that will then help you to fall into a deep and restful sleep.
My number one rule? No electronics! No smartphones, TVs or computers in the bedroom!
Replace technology with the routine of reading a book, meditating, listening to soft ambiance. You know, things that’ll help you power down instead of getting wound up.
We all have a body clock that gets used to a routine and you can soon train your body and mind to accept the routine that you have, meaning you are far more likely to then get a good nightís sleep if you follow a similar pattern each night and go to bed at around the same point each evening.
If you can follow these tips and get a restful sleep, you will be fit and ready to face the challenge of a busy day when you wake up in the morning.