A good night’s sleep. The thing we’ve all strived for since beginning of human history.
Prehistoric man slept on a bed of grass and other soft, natural materials, curled up in the fetal position in a shallow pit his homey cave. He slept and rose to the tune of the sun’s movement across the sky, with a period of wakefulness in the middle, perhaps to tend his prehistoric fire, which kept him and his family from freezing during the night.
With the rise of Industrial Revolution, our hard-working ancestors stayed up late, working (thanks, again, to electricity) and fell exhausted into their separate beds. That is, until they were woken, perhaps by a professional knocker upper, and headed back to their factory jobs.
But enough history!
You need some practical tips that you can use . . .tonight! So, we’ve complied 10 of practical tips to help you fall asleep and stay asleep all night, waking in the morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day*!
*No promises you won’t still need that cup(s) of coffee in the morning though!
- Sleep in a room with temperatures between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Do some physical exercise during the day. . .
- . . .But don’t exercise two hours or less before you go to sleep.
- Avoid social jet lag by keeping a consistent sleep-wake schedule, even on the weekend.
- Replace or wash your pillow regularly to avoid allergies.
(6. One of our amazing gel cooling memory foam pillows is always a great option if you need a replacement!)