For many, New Year’s means a fresh start.
It’s a time that we can reset the count and get back on track with healthy living and a happy lifestyle.
This season, there’s no better resolution than to improve on your sleep.
Sleep affects so many facets of our lives, including our health and happiness.
So, to get back on track, here are some New Year’s Resolutions for Better Sleep:
Make a Bedtime
You may associate bedtimes with young children, though healthy adults typically stick to them as well.
When you have a regular bedtime, and you stick to it, you create a sleep routine which ultimately balances your circadian rhythm.
Having a balanced circadian rhythm is essential for a good night’s sleep because your brain tells you when to stay asleep and when to stay awake.
It does this by releasing hormones at scheduled times of the day so that you feel sleepy at night and awake during the day.
Wind Down 30-Minutes Before Bed
In a perfect world, we would all be able to lay down on our beds and fall asleep within seconds of hitting the pillow.
But this isn’t a perfect world.
In order to get a restful sleep, we actually have to prepare our bodies for it.
You can do this by winding down around 30-minutes before bed.
Winding down looks different for everybody. Some people enjoy drinking peppermint tea, while others like practicing mindfulness.
Mainly, the goal is to remove yourself from anything that might be stimulating or stressful—like screens or work.
Quit Pressing the Snooze Button
We’re all guilty of pressing the snooze button in the morning. The thought that a few extra minutes of sleep will cure you of exhaustion is easily believed when you are in fact exhausted.
Though you shouldn’t give into this temptation.
Hitting the snooze button in the morning will actually lead you to feeling even more tired throughout the day.
So, this year, try your best to resist the urge to press snooze! You’ll end up feeling much better overall.
Your mattress can either make or break your sleep. So, if your New Year’s Resolution is to get better sleep, consider your mattress. Talk to one of our specialists here at Majestic Mattress to learn more!