Now that the lazy, sun-soaked day of summers have departed, it’s time to get back in the swing of things–work, school, extracurricular, or whatever else you regularly slot into your calendar. Don’t worry, we’ve got the goods on how you can easily reset your sleep schedule. Check it out!
Consistency is key
The ease of summer can lead to a very flexible wake-up and wind-down lifestyle, but come regular programming, establishing a time to wake up and go to bed will get your body in a good rhythm. Stick to the schedule and it’ll become more natural–we promise.
Melatonin is a hormone that works with your circadian rhythm to tell you when it’s time to go to bed. When your internal body is out of sync from all the summertime lounging, taking a melatonin supplement can help remind your body when it’s time to slow down, relax, and go to bed.
Keep it cool
Keeping your bedroom temperature at a cool 15-19 degrees Celsius. Do you sleep hot no matter the season? Give these tips a try so you stay cool and snoozin’ all throughout the night.
Exerting energy by way of exercising is a great way to make falling asleep easier at night. Even if it’s just a little bit, that’s better than nothing to mitigate restlessness later in bed.
No naps for you
It’s tough, but resist the urge for a nap as much as you can! When you prevent a day nap from stealing your Zzz’s, crawling into bed will be so much more rewarding.
Establishing a solid bedtime can work wonders in setting you up for a great sleep and an amazing day ahead. Take note of what these notable Canadians include in their sleep routines.
Bye, blue light
Emitted from your gadgets, TV, and even your lightbulbs, blue light is a stealer of sleep! If you must peruse your phone or computer at night, there are plenty of free apps that work with your timezone to filter your screen through a warmer light. Easier on your eyes, easier to fall asleep.
It’s best to eat dinner two to three hours before hitting the hay so your body has time to digest. Certain foods affect your internal body clock too. Not sure what to eat to help ease in Zzz’s? Take a look through this.
Don’t hit snooze!
Establishing a solid sleep schedule means there’s no need to hit that snooze button for the extra five minutes–you’ve gotten a solid night’s rest and you’re ready to get up and at ‘em! It’ll be tough at first, but we believe that a great sleep schedule will leave you feeling invigorated!
Having the right mattress and pillow to support your body is integral for a great night’s rest. We don’t deny that there are a lot of mattress options out there, but if you’re looking for a decent review, check out this Western Living article where they review four popular mattress-in-a-box brands.