Can’t Sleep? Try This…

bedroomDid you know that it’s actually beneficial to your health to give in to the winter urge to hibernate and get enough sleep? Getting at least seven to eight hours of deep, uninterrupted sleep will help you maintain just about every aspect of your health, from disease prevention to weight maintenance, and ultimately help you enjoy a longer life.

Does Your Bedroom Affect Your Sleep?

Think about it. You spend a third of your life sleeping, so your environment for sleeping should soothing and relaxing…and quiet! This means that your bedroom should ideally be located in a less trafficked area of your home. You should also take steps to soundproof the room if your neighborhood and surrounding areas tend to be noisy.

• Lighting. The lighting should be dim and any music that is played should be peaceful.

• Decoration. Keep the décor minimal, with nothing busy to detract from your sleep. Colors should be in the realm of blues, greens, and grays.