How Simple Updates to Your Nightly Routine Can Help You Fall Asleep Faster.
The season is changing. Business travel is picking up. Kids are going back to school. Fall sports and practices are starting again.
With changes in seasons, schedules, and the busyness of life, you may be struggling with getting enough sleep.
Are you going to bed too late?
Not able to fall asleep when your head hits the pillow?
Make a change to your bedtime routine for better sleep.
If you’ve been having a hard time with sleep lately, it might be time to update your nightly routine.
Like daytime routines—brushing your teeth after breakfast, taking a shower before getting dressed, and grabbing your keys before you head out the door, bedtime routines become a habit.
Habits form by doing the same activities in the same order. So, when a positive, consistent bedtime routine helps your brain recognize when it’s time to sleep, and you can drift off to sleep quickly, it’s a good habit to keep!
Not able to fall asleep?
If you’re struggling with falling asleep—or staying asleep—notice what you do right before bed each night. Are those activities helping or hindering your sleep?
If your current nightly routine consists of scrolling through social media, reading news headlines, and watching Netflix before bed, you may want to switch up a few things.
Simple ways to update your sleep routine.
Doing activities that calm your mind and body are an excellent place to start.
A few things to try:
A Warm Bath
Taking a warm (but not too hot) bath relaxes your mind and sets your body at an ideal temperature for good sleep.
A Good Book
Studies have shown that reading reduces stress and creates calm by helping your mind focus and settle.
Stretching before bed relieves tension and decreases your mind’s stress response.
Incorporate what you find relaxing and comforting into your existing routine to see how it works for you.
Since everyone has different needs, schedules, and preferences, it’s a good idea to experiment with various pre-bed activities. (Keep in mind that it may take a few days in a row to see the benefits.)
Small bedtime routine changes make an impact on your sleep.
There are no right or wrong ways to go about it, either. Find what works and keep it consistent—often, incorporating just a few small relaxing habits before bed can significantly impact your sleep quality.
Then, see what activities you want to include each night to help you fall asleep faster (and stay asleep longer).
New nightly habits for a big payoff.
A good night’s sleep is essential to your overall health and well-being.
By getting into a healthy nightly routine, you’ll have a better chance of going to sleep easier and waking up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
And if you’re looking for a new sleeping solution that’s ideal for your body, sleep position, and budget, we’d love to help.
Visit your neighborhood Custom Comfort Showroom today.