New Year is an opportunity for making resolutions if you are aspiring for self-improvement and bringing about personal change towards a better version of yourself.
The most common resolutions being to lose weight, eat healthy, have a better work-life balance etc. for overall wellness. When you talk about health and wellness you also have to talk about sleep in the same breath, as quality sleep is a big contributor to health and wellness. So you have to make a resolution to sleep well every day for your mental and physical health.The following pointers will help you to craft and carry out your New Year’s resolution to sleep well.
1. The Place
The setting of your bedroom and the kind of bedding is vital in ensuring that you have uninterrupted sleep throughout and wake up feeling fresh and rejuvenated. For your bedroom, you can develop an interior design that not only reflects your personal style but also fosters a sense of calm that promotes sleep. Your walls, floors, furniture, and bedding all factor into the colour scheme of your bedroom. It’s important to go with colours that make you feel at ease at bedtime. For most people, these are softer, warmer colours, but you can pick the colours that most appeal to you.Check our latest designs in bedsheets
To help you unwind, keep the bedroom free of any clutter and make it soundproof and have a dim lighting. Any loud sounds or bright lights in the room may impede your preparation for a good sleep.
2. The Product
Always use breathable and soft bed cover and bedsheets which will be gentle on your skin and render a comfortable and cosy feel. Go for bedsheets and pillowcases with higher thread-count as these have higher breathability and are softer and highly durable.
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To keep yourself warm and cosy in bed during the cold season you may choose a Dohar or a comforter. Dohars are made of light cotton and muslin making it very breathable on the skin unlike heavy quilts or blankets which are usually made of synthetic material which could cause allergies. Since it is thin and allows air circulation it won’t overheat and good for hot sleepers. Dohar provides you optimal comfort and adds elegance to your room decor with its attractive designs. This enhances the aesthetic look of your bedroom thus making it more alluring.
Comforters are similar to Dohars and the main difference is that the filling of the
former is heavier. It is ideal for people who sleep cold. They are warm and soft and are good for both cold and warm seasons. It provides great comfort during sleep as it is soft and prevents too much layering even on cold nights.
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Invest in a good quality mattress that should be well-built and comfortable and fulfils your personal firmness preference.
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A comfortable pillow to rest your head on is another factor contributing to good sleep. Choose your pillow according to your sleep position. If you're a side sleeper your pillow should comfortably support your head, neck and ear as well as your shoulder.
People who sleep on their backs should consider a thinner pillow to limit stress on the neck. While buying a pillow also check for the fills as they vary from natural fills like feathers to synthetic kinds like rayon, foam and latex. Choosing a pillow that is hypoallergenic will help to lessen the chance of night-time congestion and sniffles that can keep you awake.
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3. The Preparation
Go to bed at the same time every day and also have a fixed time to wake up.
Adhering to a bedtime routine will maintain the timing of the body’s internal clock and can help you fall asleep and wake up the next day more easily.
Avoid using electronic devices at least one hour before bedtime. Use this time to
have a warm bath. Adding some aroma oil like lavender oil to your bathing water is very de-stressing.
Aromatherapy works wonders for sleep.
You can also inculcate a habit of reading, writing, reflecting and meditating before you retire for the day.
Another activity to be included in the winding down regimen is to start the practice of writing down a gratitude list every night before bed. Many studies suggest that there is a deep connection between feeling of gratitude and well-being. This helps to reduce anxiety, depression and stress and leads to a peaceful sleep.
Reduce the intake of caffeine and alcohol later in the day as these adversely affect the sleep quality Get enough sun during the day as this will keep your body clock on a healthy sleep-wake cycle.
Ramp down reading and answering emails in the evenings as this can get your mind active while you are thinking about the content of the mails and how to respond. An overactive mind with thoughts running amok will keep you awake, making it difficult for you to fall asleep.
This 2022, have a good night’s sleep every day. Happy Sleeping!