January 15, 2015
1. Pick the best sleeping position
Curling up on your stomach may feel comfortable at first, but it puts stress on your spine and can give you back pain over time. It’s better to sleep on your back or your side. Another great sleep pro tip is to keep one or both feet outside of the covers. As your body loses heat from your hands and feet while you sleep, it will help you regulate your body temperature throughout the night.
2. Go to bed early
Let’s be honest, going to bed in the earlier hours is a hard thing to do. But it’s an important habit to adopt. In fact, recent studies have linked late bedtimes to negative thoughts throughout the day. If you find it hard to fall asleep earlier, try eating more magnesium-rich foods including leafy green vegetables, almonds and pumpkin seeds.
3. Make your bed impossibly comfy
Just the thought of sinking down into a soft and cool bed after a long day is relaxing. Set the mood for sleep with irresistibly comfortable accessories. Add a fluffy mattress cover like this
hypoallergenic down mattress topper from Anichini, or this heavenly soft Siberian Down Pillow from Sleep Studio.
4. Set the right temperature
Your body temperature naturally goes down in the evening to signal that it’s time for sleep, and having a room temperature that’s slightly cooler at night helps support that. Setting your thermostat around 65 degrees is optimal for getting your beauty sleep.
5. Wear something comfortable
Wearing restrictive clothing at night is an immediate sleep-killer. Soft fabrics that breathe help you stay cool while you sleep. This is part of the reason mia piuma nightwear is crafted with Italian silk and viscose — the feel of fabric so rich it is barely-there coupled with chic, timeless wearability encourages a most beautiful night’s sleep. Find your favorite style.
Transform yourself into a highly successful sleeper (and individual) by following these five tips. You may just find that you see improvement in your day-to-day life.