Some say a good night’s sleep can cure a world of ailments. Getting enough quality sleep is the first step to getting your health back on track. Quality sleep is essential in maintaining our optimal health and well-being, and it’s just as crucial as eating well and staying active. We might think that sleep is a waste of time, but the time we spend sleeping is actually essential for our body to heal and repair itself.
Some known health benefits of sleep are: reduced stress levels, strengthening of the immune system, improved concentration and productivity, keeping your heart healthy, and the list goes on. Sleep in fact is a miracle drug. It appears that the famous saying, ‘early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’ was indeed definitely true!
Here are some ways on how you can improve sleep quality and quantity:
Set up a sleep-conducive environment
Cool, calm, and dark is the ideal sleeping environment. Remove distractions and limit the use of devices in the bedroom, blue light from electronics can interfere with the generation of melatonin. Keep your room clean and tidy as visible clutter can generate stress, which is a known barrier to quality sleep. The quality of your bed can also affect your sleep so make sure to get comfortable beddings(embedded link to the bamboo bed sheet) and pillows. Light a candle with essential oils to set up a relaxing mood.
Wear something cozy and comfortable
Have you ever experienced waking up in the middle of the night with that uncomfortable feeling of your clothes sticking in your skin? It’s never a good feeling, right? Get yourself some light and breathable sleepwear. If you experience hot flashes or night sweats from treatments, try our naturally temperature-regulated Bamboo Nightgown or Men's Bamboo Pajama Shirt.
Exercise - but not before bedtime
Make an effort to exercise on a regular basis. Relaxing, low-impact exercises such as yoga or walking for just 10 minutes a day can help promote better sleep.
Free your mind
Create a relaxing pre-sleep routine to clear your mind. Residual stress from our day can keep us away from falling asleep. Drinking tea in your Bamblu Mug, taking a warm bath (try our Detox + Calm Bath Salt), listening to relaxing music, reading a book, and meditating are just some ways to help you wind down and get those extra ZZzsss. Keep a bedside table journal, if you still have a lot on your mind, write it down and let it go for the night.
Sleep is without a doubt the most effective treatment for almost any health or lifestyle issue. It revitalizes your body and enhances your overall quality of life. Keep these useful tips in mind and take little steps towards improving your quality of sleep, so you can wake up happier and healthier.