What is a good night’s sleep worth to you? To many it’s invaluable. Our best days tend to follow nights where we had a good 8 or 9 hours of quality sleep. On the other hand how many times have you had to hit the snooze button a few too many times and ended up scrambling when we realize we are going to be late. Below are a few tips to encourage optimal quality sleep.
The first thing we can do to facilitate a good night’s sleep is to set the environment. This means a cool, dark, quiet room. While we can control the temperature and light, external noise may be harder to eliminate. In this case white noise such as a fan can help to mask the traffic outside or loud neighbours.
Our bodies respond to light and release different hormones based on the presence or absence of light. Jut before bed try and minimize exposure to bright lights which includes tv and computers. If you read before bed use a lamp rather than the main, larger light in the room.
While many other factors such as exercise, napping, food intake, alcohol consumption, smoking, bed comfort, medications and mental activities, can also play a role in sleep quality I won’t cover these in as much detail. The last item to consider is the time we go to sleep and the time to awaken.
For the best quality sleep it is important to go to bed and rise at the same time, everyday. That last word is the deal breaker for almost everyone. During the week we have a paycheque to summon us to work and ensure we get up at the same time. But on the weekends? It’s my time to relax and sleep in! When this happens we disrupt the internal clock our bodies have set and we pay the price on Monday when we have to get up earlier again.
Sometimes even when we follow all of the guidelines above we still wake up tired. Why is that? How come sometimes we can look at the clock minutes before the alarm feeling completely refreshed? And other times hit the snooze so many times it feels like we got rolled by a gang of thugs sometime during the night.
What if I told you I had a device that ensures the first condition? A device that awakens you when your body is ready to get up rather than when your alarm clock says you should get up? How great would everyday be if this were the case? How much better would you do at your job, in your workouts, in your relationships and in life in general if this were the case?
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Sleep; the perfect gift for someone who has everything.