5 Tips For Healthy Sleep

John Wechsler
08/29/2018 in Know How

Did you know that we spend about a third of our lives sleeping? Sounds like a lot of wasted time, but as we all know, it’s something we can’t live without. Plain and simple, we need sleep. While we are sleep, we not only regenerate our bodies, but we also process all the impressions and experiences we had that day, store what we’ve learned, and most importantly let our immune system work at full speed.

Healthy, restful sleep, is indispensable. Find out today with which five tips you can utilize to increase your sleep and thus the quality of your life and body.

Maintain a Routine

Humans are a creature of habit – even when it comes to our sleep. Adhering to a nightly routine will signal to your body that it’s just about bedtime, allowing the body to wind down and prepare itself.

  • Change out of those clothes and throw on your comfy pajamas!
  • Read a chapter or two of a good book. Avoid the bright phones and tablets.
  • Drink a cup of good-night tea or regular glass of water.
  • Dim the lights (this happens automatically in a Real Smart Home)
  • Jot down some thoughts and notes you have. Give your brain a little time to process them.

Many of us have TVs in our bedroom, but catching up on an episode or two of Game of Thrones certainly doesn’t help as part of a bedtime routine. Your body needs to be able to identify your bedroom as a place of relaxation and sleep.

Maintain a Routine

Humans are a creature of habit – even when it comes to our sleep. Adhering to a nightly routine will signal to your body that it’s just about bedtime, allowing the body to wind down and prepare itself.

  • Change out of those clothes and throw on your comfy pajamas!
  • Read a chapter or two of a good book. Avoid the bright phones and tablets.
  • Drink a cup of good-night tea or regular glass of water.
  • Dim the lights (this happens automatically in a Real Smart Home)
  • Jot down some thoughts and notes you have. Give your brain a little time to process them.

Many of us have TVs in our bedroom, but catching up on an episode or two of Game of Thrones certainly doesn’t help as part of a bedtime routine. Your body needs to be able to identify your bedroom as a place of relaxation and sleep.

Pay attention to what and when you eat

A healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet go hand-in-hand for a healthy night’s sleep. A balanced diet with lots of fruit and vegetables is key.

It’s not only about what you eat, but also about when… Late meals can make it difficult to sleep and this is why some people prefer not to have dinner after 6 pm or to at least leave three hours between a big meal and going to bed. If you are going to eat before bed, then try to include foods that are easy to digest and have properties that promote sleep (the experts say you should look for foods rich in tryptophan, serotonin, and melatonin).

Pay attention to what and when you eat

A healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet go hand-in-hand for a healthy night’s sleep. A balanced diet with lots of fruit and vegetables is key.

It’s not only about what you eat, but also about when… Late meals can make it difficult to sleep and this is why some people prefer not to have dinner after 6 pm or to at least leave three hours between a big meal and going to bed. If you are going to eat before bed, then try to include foods that are easy to digest and have properties that promote sleep (the experts say you should look for foods rich in tryptophan, serotonin, and melatonin).

Get the right room climate

Another tip for a healthy night’s sleep is to have the right temperature, humidity, and air quality in the room – also known as room climate. You probably know all-too-well that if your bedroom is too hot, you’re going to struggle to sleep. On the flip side, a bedroom that is too cold isn’t conducive either. Ideally, you want to maintain a cooler temperature in the bedroom, around 60-64°F.

It’s not just about the temperature though; if it’s too humid counting sheep won’t get you anywhere. The humidity level should be between 40% and 60% in the bedroom. Last, but not least, the ideal room climate also calls for fresh air for a restful night’s sleep. That said, I don’t expect you to rush out and get yourself a his-and-hers thermometer or hygrometer for the bedroom just to check if the climate is right for bedtime.

A Loxone Smart Home takes care of this for you. It makes sure the room is at the perfect temperature, ideal humidity level, and that there is fresh air – all without you needing to do a thing.

Get the right room climate

Another tip for a healthy night’s sleep is to have the right temperature, humidity, and air quality in the room – also known as room climate. You probably know all-too-well that if your bedroom is too hot, you’re going to struggle to sleep. On the flip side, a bedroom that is too cold isn’t conducive either. Ideally, you want to maintain a cooler temperature in the bedroom, around 60-64°F.

It’s not just about the temperature though; if it’s too humid counting sheep won’t get you anywhere. The humidity level should be between 40% and 60% in the bedroom. Last, but not least, the ideal room climate also calls for fresh air for a restful night’s sleep. That said, I don’t expect you to rush out and get yourself a his-and-hers thermometer or hygrometer for the bedroom just to check if the climate is right for bedtime.

A Loxone Smart Home takes care of this for you. It makes sure the room is at the perfect temperature, ideal humidity level, and that there is fresh air – all without you needing to do a thing.

Lay down a good foundation

We mean literally. You wouldn’t build a house on a shoddy foundation so why sleep on one? Another important element of a healthy night’s sleep is an optimum mattress. Too hard, too soft, too old…and you’re just asking for back problems, muscle tension, even sleepless nights. Put some decent thought into the mattress you buy. Understand what the ideal mattress would be for you and invest in your quality of sleep.

Lay down a good foundation

We mean literally. You wouldn’t build a house on a shoddy foundation so why sleep on one? Another important element of a healthy night’s sleep is an optimum mattress. Too hard, too soft, too old…and you’re just asking for back problems, muscle tension, even sleepless nights. Put some decent thought into the mattress you buy. Understand what the ideal mattress would be for you and invest in your quality of sleep.

Keep active, at the right times

There’s no denying that the sporty amongst us generally have healthier bodies – but, on average, they also sleep deeper and better. That said, we’re not saying pop out for your Boston Marathon training before bedtime. It is also important to know when to be active and when to unwind. A walk at a comfortable pace in the late evening could be a welcomed habit in your quest for a better night’s sleep.

Keep active, at the right times

There’s no denying that the sporty amongst us generally have healthier bodies – but, on average, they also sleep deeper and better. That said, we’re not saying pop out for your Boston Marathon training before bedtime. It is also important to know when to be active and when to unwind. A walk at a comfortable pace in the late evening could be a welcomed habit in your quest for a better night’s sleep.

Ready for a healthy night’s sleep?

Why not give our 5 tips a try. We can personally help you with Tip 3! Contact us today for a free smart home consultation and learn how the Loxone Smart Home can provide you with a healthy night’s sleep!

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