According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should be getting at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. However, nearly 40 percent of Americans get less than the recommended hours of sleep. This lack of sleep can lead to a variety of other issues, including weight gain, headaches, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and even a weakened immune system.
There are many reasons why adults aren’t getting those eight hours of sleep: stress, electronic devices, health issues and more. However, did you know that your bedroom—which we like to refer to as your sleep environment—may be keeping you from getting the sleep you need as well? It’s true! At David’s Home and Sleep Center, your local mattress store in Batesville, AR, we know a thing or two about sleep environments. Below are four tips from our experts on how to create a bedroom that will help you get a better night’s sleep.
Turn the temperature down
Studies show that a cool room can actually help you sleep better. The recommended ideal temperature for sleeping is about 60 to 67 degrees. Cooler temperatures help your body fall into a deeper sleep. A room that is too warm will cause your body to try and regulate its temperature and keep your brain more active, which will make you feel groggy and tired even if you feel that you got enough sleep.
Your brain responds to sound even when you’re sleeping, which can prevent you from getting a restful sleep. To help reduce noises, don’t sleep with the TV on or music playing. Instead, a good option to help reduce noise is to use a fan or a sound machine to help blanket other noises with a consistent, soothing backdrop sound throughout the night.
Invest in a good mattress, pillows and sheets
In order to get a good night’s sleep, your body needs to be able to be comfortable and relaxed. The wrong mattress and bedding can seriously hinder your ability to relax enough to fall into a deep sleep. The type of mattress and bedding you opt for is up to you. The important thing is to take time to find what works for your body. If you’re not sure where to begin, stop in to our mattress store in Batesville, AR and let our team help guide you through our large collection of top quality mattresses.
Fill the room with a scent you love
Any scent you love can actually help you sleep better. When you smell something you like, your body releases feel-good, relaxing chemicals that can help you sleep. While certain scents such as lavender, chamomile and vanilla are recommended for sleep, in fact, any scent that you really enjoy can be an excellent sleep aide.
Make the most of your sleep time and use these four tips to help create the perfect sleep-friendly bedroom. For more bedroom design tips and top-quality mattresses, visit David’s Home and Sleep Center today and consult with one of our experts!
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