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A guide to the perfect night sleep

Tired of not getting enough sleep?

A good night sleep is essential for your well being and will provide a strong foundation to build a happy home. There are a variety of ways to improve your sleep and scheduling your sleep pattern is an easy way to get started. Read some more easily digestible top tips below.

 

Bedroom temperature for the perfect night sleep.

The correct bedroom temperature is one of the main factors that can impact a good night’s sleep. The Sleep Council say that your body heat peaks as you go to bed and then drops to its lowest when you’re asleep. The ideal bedroom temperature is 16-18°C. If your bedroom exceeds 24°C it’s likely to cause restlessness, on the other hand a cold bedroom with a temperature of 12°C will make it difficult for you to drop off. Create a heating schedule for each bedroom in your home using Wiser Radiator Thermostats to ensure that bedroom temperatures are tailored to your routine giving you the ideal temperature for the best night’s sleep.

 

Things to do before bed to help you sleep.

If you can’t sleep there are a variety of different tasks you can do to help you get some good shut eye. Firstly,  start by winding down and it helps if you stop using electronic devices such as laptops and phones in the bedroom. The light that emanates from electronic devices such as laptops and phone screens keeps your brain active and makes it difficult for you to fall asleep. Sleep specialists say reading a good book or doing a calming activity such as meditation is great sleep.

 

Bedroom Feng Shui for the perfect night sleep

Feng Shui is a traditional Chinese technique that aims to balance a space to ensure good fortune for the people living in it. It’s said that by making your bedroom as balanced as possible and having good Feng Shui can bring harmony to the bedroom. Here are a few ways on how to improve your bedroom feng shui:

  • Position your bed centrally and out of line from the bedroom door
  • Ensure your bedroom is symmetrical with drawers on either side
  • Invest in a solid headboard
  • Use eco friendly bedding and natural materials
  • Candles or low light-bulbs
  • Keep your bedroom clean and clutter free
  • Maximise airflow with adjustable blinds

 

Sleep schedules

It’s recommended that you try to stick to the same bed time every evening and try to wake up at the same time every day. A daily routine will help to regulate your body clock and give you a good nights rest. If you don’t already have a daily routine you can start by setting your alarm to go off at the same time every morning. Couple this with an approximate bed time and you will begin to follow your new sleeping pattern in no time. Remember to set your heating schedule to run with your sleep schedule to ensure your bedroom temperature works in harmony with your new sleep schedule.

 

 

Exercise helps you sleep

Regular exercise will improve the quality of your sleep and will help you sleep for longer. Exercise increases your heart rate and works your muscles which means afterwards your body needs to rest to repair your muscles are get them ready to be used again the following day. One of the most common problems for not dropping off to sleep is caused by stress. Exercise helps to reduce stress levels and relieves anxiety. Exercise will help you to de-stress, relax and unwind making for better night’s sleep. Although exercise is good for sleep, try not to exercise too close to bed time as this can boost your heart rate and leave you feeling too energised before bed time.

 

If you want to find out how Wiser can help you with your sleeping then check out our other blog 4 top tips get better nights sleep.