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The average person spends about a third of their life asleep. It’s therefore vital that your bedroom promotes good health, instead of encouraging illnesses. Here are some tips to help you make that happen.
Learn to set a night mode on your phone
Turning your cell phone off at night isn’t necessarily an option for everyone, particularly if you don’t have a house phone. What you can do, however, is set a night mode on your phone to minimize alerts. Combine this with a recorded message/auto-response text so people know that they have got through to you, you’re just not available.
Have a phone charger right beside your bed
If you’re unwell, your phone could, literally, be your lifeline. If you have a medical condition and it’s possible you’ll need help at any time day or night, then it is important to have your cell phone close and charged at all times. Even if you don’t feel you need an ambulance, you may need to speak to a doctor. In fact, you may be offered a telephone or teleconference appointment. Many reputable health centers now offer these, including Southwest Care.
Check your bedroom windows fit properly
Buildings can move on their foundations. If they move a lot, it’s obvious (and often expensive). If they only move slightly, then the only indication of the fact could be mysterious drafts from windows and/or doors. In the short-term, you may be able to deal with these by using caulk to keep the glass in place. It’s important to keep your bedroom at a good temperature and that means making sure it is insulated well.
Make sure your bedroom gets fresh air
If you’re using air conditioning and you control it, make sure that it’s drawing in fresh air rather than just recycling stale air. If you’re not in control of your aircon or don’t have it, then you need to open your windows sometimes.
Obviously, opening your windows has to be balanced with security considerations (and the general need for warmth). A good compromise is to open your window for a while in the early evening. You’ll be active then, and probably not in the bedroom. Just make sure to close it in plenty of time for your bedroom to warm up before you actually go to bed.
Choose the right window treatments
In winter, the best window treatments for most bedrooms are thick, insulated blackout curtains. These are designed to keep heat in and light out.
Light can be at least as much of a problem in winter than it is in summer. This is because winter is the time when everyone uses artificial lights, often in bright colors. What’s more, some of these lights flash. This can be really bad for your sleep and anything that’s bad for your sleep has the potential to be bad for your health.
Switch to fleece sheets
Cotton and flannel sheets are good, but for ultimate coziness, try out fleece sheets. These basically trap your own body-heat in pockets of air. Essentially, they mean that you can keep yourself snuggly warm for absolutely low cost (except for the initial purchase of course).If you’re going for the ultimate in bedding luxury, partner your fleece sheets with silk pillowcases. These are expensive, but they’re beautifully soft and gentle on your hair and skin.
These are just some tips to help create a cozy and healthy bedroom to help you get a good nights sleep. What is your favorite go to item to get a good night of zzz’s? Leave a comment below.
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