A good night’s sleep is vital to keeping our health in check, as it influences our physical and mental performance when we go about our day-to-day activities. There is no denying that quality sleep is just as important as eating a well-balanced diet and exercising. There are a lot of factors that contribute to bad sleeping habits, and it is important that we understand the ways of getting quality sleep.
Generally, an average adult requires 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. Lack of sleep affects people both mentally and physically, from lack of focus to mood swings, and posing a risk for other health issues. Now, there is no need to count sheep for a good slumber – the six Sleep Guardians will be sure to safeguard your sleep with these simple yet effective tips.
6 Elements for Good Sleep with IKEA Sleep Solutions:
All About Tranquility
The first major step toward a good night’s sleep is to achieve optimum comfort with the correct mattress, pillows, and blanket. The right mattress has your back and this will prove to be beneficial in the long run for your health! You will be able to get the most out of your sleep time if you have the right pillows and quilt cover sets, suited to your own needs.
Maintaining A Proper Temperature
Do you get chilly at night? Do you feel hot when sleeping? The next factor to consider is your room temperature. It is beneficial to ask yourself these questions as it helps identify the distractions that interferes with your sleep. Remember to set the air con or fan at a proper temperature and keep yourself comfortable by choosing the right duvet or blanket for you! Many of us sleep better in colder surroundings whilst the optimal room temperature is between 18 to 20 degrees.
Keep The Lights Out
A darker environment is ideal for a good night’s sleep, as it reduces distractions around you. Consider solutions such as dimmable lights, table-lamps or even black out blinds to keep the morning sun away! Keep in mind that it’s best to choose lamps that are within arm’s reach as limiting movement before you get into bed helps you doze off to sleep more easily! An eye mask is also another consideration to keep the light away!
Peace And Quiet, Alas!
Noise has an impact on sleep because it stimulates the brain. According to research, even while we are sleeping, our minds are fully aware of noise. The quieter the room, the better your sleep quality. Simple remedies such as sound absorbers, can help minimise noise, especially if you are a light sleeper!
Enhance Air Quality
Unhealthy air quality at home can affect our quality of sleep. Spruce up your bedroom with live plants to filter the air in your rooms. The plant doubles as a decorative piece too! Ensure that your bedroom is adequately aired once a week to keep the air quality indoors at healthy levels!
A Soothing Atmosphere
Choosing the proper colours and bedding accessories influences the quality of your sleep. According to studies, individuals sleep best in blue-coloured rooms, with shades in hues of yellow and green. If you are looking to make over your bedroom, why not try out these tones to create an ideal environment that will give you a good night’s rest sooner than later!
When you wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the day, that’s when you know that you’ve had a wonderful night’s sleep! Remember that proper sleep involves getting adequate rest without interruptions!
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