Make Your Bedroom A Sleep Sanctuary

Make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary to optimise a good night’s sleep.

Here are a few easy things you can adopt to improve your slumber.

  • Keep your room cool, dark and quiet.
  • Invest in the best quality mattress, pillows and bed you can afford.
  • Develop a restful bedtime routine, such as taking a bath, listening to soothing music or reading a book.
  • Aim to get to sleep and wake up at the same time each day for long term quality sleep.
  • Turn off technology at least one hour beforehand – exposure to light at night impacts your circadian rhythm, tricking your brain into thinking it is still daytime, reducing hormones such as melatonin, which help you relax and get deep sleep.
  • The blue light from technology exacerbates this. And before you even get to your bedroom – try avoiding stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol and exercise a few hours before bed.

Happy slumber.