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How To Create A Perfect Sleep Environment

By: Pooja Kaushal
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How important is sleep for us? I am one of those who wonders why sleep and let go of so many hours of the day; those hours that could be utilised in doing something that I love.

But, nature has to take its course and sleep time becomes a must. It is true that all of us have different requirements and our sleep hours differ.

While some of us may feel fresh and wake up with a mere 5-hour sleep, some may want those perfect 8 hours of snooze.

But, all this is only possible if we know how to create a perfect sleep environment.

Having the right sleep environment is essential for a good quality sleep. If you create the perfect sleep environment, even 5 hours of good quality sleep will be more refreshing than 8 hours of disturbed sleep.

So, what do you do to get that perfect sleep atmosphere; an atmosphere that invites you to board the ship of comfort, relaxation and rejuvenation?

There are certain things that we can do to get a good quality sleep. How about giving the following a try?


1.Turn off all the gadgets:

This is one of the greatest hindrances to create that perfect sleep environment. Our life is so tangled in gadgets that getting out of them becomes a big problem.

But, an effort has to be made, a conscious effort to disallow these gadgets from ruling and ruining our lives. Phones, tablets, laptops, televisions or even loud music; these have to be got rid of from the bedroom.

In fact, all these things have to be turned off at least 90 minutes before bedtime.


2.Cut of all the artificial lights:

The sun goes down and the numerous lights in the house light up our homes. Our bodies have refused to go the natural way and have disturbed our body clock.

But since living without light is not possible, switch to comforting orange or yellow light. They are soft and warm and help the body to relax.


3.Remove clutter:

How can you create the perfect sleep environment if you have your room all cluttered? In order to get good sleep, you need to have a clean and comfortable environment. Remove all unwanted things from the bedroom.

As the name suggests, it is the bedroom, a place where you sleep not where you store stuff.


4.Make a comfortable bed:

The bed is where you sleep, so this better be comfortable. Trying to get good sleep in an uncomfortable bed is a ridiculous idea.

The mattress, the pillows and your comforter should be such that you will feel like snuggling in immediately.


5.Maintain a comfortable temperature:

Our body temperature changes when we sleep. To let the body relax well, the temperature of the room should also be maintained at a comfortable degree.

When considering how to create a perfect sleep environment, do consider the temperature of the room. It should neither be too hot nor too cold.


6.Read a book:

Want to create a comfortable environment for your sleep? Pick up a book before bedtime. It is not only the external environment that matters, but also your internal system.

While you should be shutting off all gadgets well in advance, you should also be picking up a book before bedtime. Remember how you used to love those bedtime stories? It works in the same manner.


7.Play a soothing music:

Music is a remedy for many things. When it comes to sleep, it helps create a perfect sleep environment.

Play some soothing and soft music that will help you drift off to your dream land. There are many options available in the music store nowadays. Select the one that suits you the best.


8.Change your perception:

You may have done everything to create that environment for a good night's sleep, yet there is something that can hold you back.

It is your perception towards sleep and its requirement. Creating a sleep environment also means tuning your mind and heart to accept the fact that you need to sleep to deliver your best.

This internal environment becomes one of the most important things to create an ideal sleep environment.

Read more about: sleep, wellness
Story first published: Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 20:00 [IST]
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