By now you’ll have learned there are many factors that impact our sleep quality. Creating a healthy sleep environment is just as important as choosing the right mattress for your needs and establishing good sleep habits. Consider the following aspects of your sleep environment to ensure you get a healthy, restorative sleep.
It is important to have a comfortable mattress, a pillow appropriate to your sleep position and comfortable bedding. Mattresses and bedding that carry the Sensitive Choice blue butterfly provide long-term protection against dust mites and bacteria, ensuring a healthy sleep environment. Only A.H. Beard mattresses have whole-of-bed approval from Sensitive Choice.
Keeping the room clean and uncluttered is important for a healthy, restful sleep. By only using your bedroom for sleep, you will reduce clutter and train your brain to associate the room with sleeping. Wash sheets regularly and air bedding to reduce allergens.
The ideal sleeping temperature is around 18-22 degrees. Sleeping in an environment that is too warm can force the body to exert energy and cause sweating, which keeps the body too alert for sleep. Experiment with different combinations to find the right mix of sleepwear, bed linen, and room temperature that gives you comfortable night’s sleep.
While it can be tempting to curl up with your pets, people who suffer from allergies or asthma should not sleep with their dog or cat, or even allow them in the bedroom. Pets hair can cause allergic reactions that can keep you awake at night. It is best to train pets to sleep in their own pet bed so everyone gets a better night’s sleep.
The sleep environment is often overlooked by troubled sleepers but making small changes can have a big impact on your quality of sleep and improve your overall health and well-being.
To learn more about what you can do to get a better night’s sleep, check out this month’s blogs in the Sleep Coach section of our website ahbeard.com/sleepcoach.