Sleep Great Tonight
Never settle for bad sleep. Your body craves quality
sleep, and your mind absolutely demands it.
At The Sleep Gallery, we are advocates of a
long, happy, healthy life. In order for this to
happen, we all need to sleep great. We all require
restorative sleep that rejuvenates us and provides a
spring in our step.
When we get bad sleep, we rack up a sleep
deficient that drags down our performance, zaps our
thinking and leads to other health issues.
Your lifestyle must include a routine that
embraces and supports great sleep. We spend more
than one-third of our lives in bed and that time
needs to count and we have a few sleep tips to help
you meet and surpass this super important goal for
It all starts with the sleep system. Be sure your
mattress and foundation meet your needs for both
comfort and support. Pressure points will effect
your sleep style, so make sure your body type and
sleep style are considered with your sleep system.
If you sleep with a partner, your mattress should
also allow you both enough space to move easily. A
good mattress will provide many years of quality
Next, you need the ideal sleep environment. Light is
one of the body's most powerful time cues. The rising
sun can wake up the brain long before the alarm goes
off. A dark room is the most conducive for sleep - day
or night. Sudden, loud noises from inside or outside the
home can disrupt sleep. Steady, low sounds, such as the
whir of a fan or air conditioner, are soothing because
they help block out distracting noises. The ideal
bedroom temperature is 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit (16
to 18 degrees Celsius). A room that's too warm or too
cool can disrupt comfortable sleep.
Now, you need a supportive sleep routine. Establish a
regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a
hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening
to soothing music. This will help your body to "wind
down". Use your bedroom only for sleep & relaxation.
Take work materials, computers and televisions out of
the sleeping environment. Finish eating at least two to
three hours before your regular bedtime. Avoid nicotine
(e.g., cigarettes, tobacco products), avoid caffeine
(e.g., coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate), and avoid
alcohol close to bedtime.