Last updated: September 14, 2023
Sleep is crucial when it comes to investing in your health and wellbeing. Those who get up at the crack of dawn to seize the day are often cutting the hours of sleep they’re getting every night. While that might work for some, it’s important that most people are getting at least seven hours of sleep every night.
If you’re getting less than that, then it’s time to start investing in your sleep this year. Here are five tips to help improve your sleep and invest in it this year.
Incorporate some blackout blinds or curtains into the room
Think about incorporating some blackout blinds or curtains into your room, especially if you struggle to get off to sleep in the first place. The advantage of blackout blinds and curtains is that it helps reduce the light being let into the room. If you’re a light sleeper, then you’re certainly going to benefit from being in a space that’s dark.
If you don’t have the money for blinds or curtains, consider an eye mask instead.
Spend money on a new mattress
Spending money on a new mattress is important for the quality of your sleep. After all, what you sleep on, can certainly influence how much sleep you’re getting every night.
If your mattress has seen better days and you’re feeling every spring or problem area in your mattress, then it’s time for a new one. Pocket spring beds are a great choice for those who are looking to upgrade their sleep quality and invest in a new bed.
Wear breathable and comfortable fabrics
When it comes to investing in your sleep, think about what you’re wearing when you go to bed. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than sleepwear that’s ill-fitting or is made out of fabrics that aren’t very breathable.
Cotton is a great fabric, or silk if you’re looking for something more luxurious to wear in bed. These types of fabrics are much nicer to wear, rather than wearing something that’s going to make you sweat or itch throughout the night.
Make sure you get at least seven hours of sleep
Seven hours of sleep is the minimum that you should be getting when it comes to your nightly sleep routine. Ideally, you want to be hitting around eight to nine hours of sleep per night. That’s going to make a big difference to your energy levels and how you feel in general.
Not everyone can achieve this every night but if you’re attempting to, then you’re going to make a big difference to your sleep quality this year.
Avoid daytime naps
Daytime naps are where things get a little complicated. By napping in the daytime, you’re going to find yourself feeling more awake at night, which might make getting off to sleep a challenge. If that sounds like something you’re a culprit of currently, try to avoid daytime naps and instead, push through until there’s a good point at which to go to bed.
Investing in your sleep this year is important so use these tips to make sure it happens!