The Formula to a Perfect Night’s Sleep
If you find yourself having a hard time falling asleep and not getting enough of it researchers have come up with an answer.
The Daily Mail reports on a new survey that revealed that 55% of people have trouble sleeping due to "cold and discomfort" especially during the wintertime. We sleep on average 40 minutes less than when the weather is warmer. With Fall Back Day being on Friday, try and get the most out of that extra hour.
These are the five things you need to have a perfect night's sleep (according to the survey):
- Go to bed at 10:37 p.m. (random, I know)
- Use two pillows
- Wear socks
- Wear cotton pajamas
- Use a thick comforter
I don't know about you but I enjoy when my bedroom is a little on the colder side because it makes going into a bed with cool sheets that much more comfortable.
On another note I also came across this article of 5 things NOT to do before bed because they could have a negative impact not only on your sleep patterns, but also your health.
- Don't answer those last e-mails
Researchers have found that exposure to the blue light from computers or smartphones before bed can suppress your melatonin levels, which can thrown off your body’s sleep clock..."
- Stay away from certain medications (especially antidepressants)
- Exercise earlier than later (give yourself at least three hours to chill out before going to bed)
- Don't eat too much
- Avoid that last glass of alcohol.
...as your body begins to metabolize alcohol, it reduces your REM sleep, which is the period of sleep that’s most restorative."