We all love sleep, but most people don’t get enough of it.
Each year, the average American loses 11 days worth of productivity from lack of sleep. This sleepiness can lead to memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and lack of motivation. The average adult needs between 7-8 hours of sleep at night.
Not getting enough sleep is considered a health problem for many people. However, quality of sleep can sometimes have greater benefits than the quantity. You should try to sleep better instead longer. Here is how you can give it a try:
1. Cool room temperature
To have a good sleep, try to keep 65 degrees Fahrenheit at your room. According to researchers, keeping your head cool, even tucked under a warm blanket, is important for good sleep.
Moreover, if your body is warmed up before going to sleep in your bedroom where the temperature is lower, it will help you fall asleep because of the slight body temperature drop.
2. Light is important
The exposure to natural light regulates many systems of our body. What activates our body in the morning and calms it down at night is the circadian rhythm.
Morning light can help you activate your brain and get it ready for the tasks throughout the day.
Higher quality sleep can be induced by dimming lights and turning off screens an hour before going to bed. This way you prepare your brain for rest.
3. Herbs for better sleep
There are not many researches that can prove the power of essential oil therapy, but there is one thing that can help you get better sleep – lavender.
The benefits of lavender make a long list. It has calming effects so inhaling lavender before going to bed can aid you sleep better.