As January wraps up, it’s time to reflect on how you’ve been doing with the #NoYawnNewYear Challenge and your new year’s resolutions. Are you dozing off easier each night, sleeping better or eating fewer fatty foods at meals?
We know that investing in your rest is the key to maintaining lasting lifestyle changes year round. While the effects of a good night’s sleep are indisputable, it’s important to make sure your sleep environment is set up for your mind and body to drift off to healthy sleep each night.
5 Tips to Keep Your Resolutions and Support Your Sleep Environment
Take a look at a few simple and practical ways to upgrade your bedroom to support healthier sleep, giving you that refreshing energy each and every day.
1. Out With the Old, In With the New (Mattress)
Nothing is worse than sleeping on a mattress or pillow that doesn’t provide you with the support your body needs. Consider using that year-end bonus to invest in a replacement mattress, sure to help you sleep soundly.
A recent study by Mattress Firm found that more than a third (36%) of Americans plan to buy a new mattress in the next 12 months — now is a great time to do it!
If a complete bed makeover isn’t part of your 2018 plan, Mattress Firm recommends you consider replacing your mattress protector to reduce those annoying allergens that can cause you to toss and turn all night.
2. Cut the Lights
Limiting the light that enters your room at bedtime is an easy step to let your body know it’s time to shut down for the night.
Whether you head to the local fabric store to pick up blackout material for a DIY curtain project or order custom window shades that block out rays, make the room as dark as you’re comfortable with to set the scene making it light-free.
3. Silence the Noisy Racket
Do you have loud footsteps keeping you awake from the neighbors living above or a spouse watching the day’s sports highlights loudly? Set up a sound machine or use an app on your phone to play relaxing melodies to block out unwanted distractions.
4. A Splash of Feng Shui
Chinese philosophy gives us a new way of thinking about ways to set up your bedroom for tranquil, peaceful rest. One no-cost idea is to place your bed front and center facing the door (referred to as the “commanding position” of the room) for positive energy flow.
5. Give Your Body the Support it Needs
If you haven’t experienced an adjustable base, you don’t know what you’re missing. An adjustable base is a great way to breathe new life into your bedroom and upgrade your sleeping experience.
Starting the year, we invest in gym memberships, diet plans and self-help books, but an untapped yet equally important element of healthy living is your sleep health. Spend some time this week adding these simple touches to your bedroom and you just may find yourself sleeping better with no complaints, thanks to these tips from Mattress Firm.
About The Author
The Daily Dozers are the mattress experts behind The Daily Doze, pooling their knowledge to bring you all that you need to know about what’s right under your head (literally). The Daily Dozers are team members who have been embedded in the mattress industry for years, whether that’s at one of our more than 3,000 neighborhood stores, or in our hometown of Houston at BedQuarters. These product experts can answer any question you might have about your bed. From ‘what size mattress do I need for my room?’ to ‘how do I know if I need an adjustable base?’ – there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers. Even better? The Daily Dozers work together with The Savvy Savers to make sure you’re getting the bed you want, at a price you can’t find anywhere else.