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Getting Comfy – Temperature, Touch, Sound & Scent

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It’s time for bed and you’re ready to get comfy and drift off to sleep. The more conducive you can make your bed and your bedroom to sleeping, the easier it will be to rest and actually fall asleep. Let’s talk about a few simple things you can do to create a better sleep environment.

One of the easiest things to change and improve for most of us is the temperature. It’s easier to sleep at cooler temperatures. Turn your central heat or air down a degree or two when you head to bed. Make sure you’ve dressed appropriately. Light pajamas when it’s warm and a blanket that will keep you warm enough, but not sweating in the middle of the night. If it’s cool outside, consider opening the windows for a bit before you go to bed to let some fresh air into the room, or consider sleeping with the window cracked open. There’s something about it that makes for a restful night. Of course, you should ignore this advice if you have allergies and fresh air causes you to sneeze or gives you a stuffy nose.


Next, let’s think about touch. What makes you comfortable? Is it the sleek cool feel of satin sheets? The comfort of flannel and a heavy quilt on top of you? How about soft cotton that you can wrap up in? Find your perfect sheets and bedding. Don’t forget about what you are wearing to bed. The clothes should be comfortable because when you are, it’s easier to fall asleep and you’ll sleep deeper.

If you’re having trouble falling asleep because the slightest noise from outside alerts you or you can’t shut off your mind, give white or brown noise a try. Turn on a fan, play some soft sounds, or try a bedtime meditation. There are plenty of options out there. The sound can be soothing and it will cover up anything going on outside that keeps you from drifting off to sleep.

Last but not least, there are calming scents that will help slow down your body and mind when it’s time to go to sleep. Light a scented candle for a little while or diffuse some oils. Lavender has long been a favorite at bedtime. You can even create a fun linen spray by combining distilled water with a few drops of lavender oil. Spritz it on your sheets and your pillow before bed. The aroma will carry you off to dreamland in no time.

Don’t be afraid to play around with any of these suggestions. Come up with what works for you and create your very own bedtime routine.

With-Love-Samantha

 

 

 

 

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Hanna Long
9 months ago

love this post! Beautiful picture 🙂 I love the idea of playing soft music to fall asleep

Jenn
9 months ago

Great tips on helping yourself sleep – doing several of these things already!

Krysten Quiles
9 months ago

Girl I have become a professional at what to do to fall asleep. With insomnia, you totally need to know all the tricks.

Stephanie Pick
Stephanie Pick
9 months ago

I love these suggestions! Using your senses to feel relaxed is such a great way to get ready for sleep.

Tina
Tina
9 months ago

Great suggestions!

Kaybee Lives
9 months ago

I love this! I recently was having issues waking up hot and sweaty in the middle of the night. I changed my sheets to something more breathable and have been sleeping like a baby! Even though the other sheets felt nice when I was sleeping, they were trapping so much heat that my legs and feet were stuffy and sweaty.

Jean
Jean
9 months ago

I like having some diffuser oil before sleeping

Lani
9 months ago

I love calming scents but haven’t used them in a while, thanks for the reminder.

Kelly
Kelly
9 months ago

I love our bed and sheets so just crawling into bed is cozy! I typically only turn on the lamp in our bedroom to not have any harsh light right before sleeping.

Tanya
Tanya
9 months ago

Sleep is so important to good health and is often overlooked. I know what white noise is but I am going to look into brown noise, as I’ve never heard of that. Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie
9 months ago

Love these tips! As someone who gets warm pretty often at night, the tip about keeping your space at a cooler temperature was really valuable! Going to try this now 🙂

Evie
9 months ago

This describes me so well. We worked on matching our temperature to my ideal and my sleep improved so much. Next was comfy sheets and pillow cases, nothing like the touch of our oh so soft bed now. We will be exploring sound and scent next. Love your suggestions.

Ali
Ali
9 months ago

Love the tips! I had such a hard time sleeping after having a baby. This is super helpful!!

Headphonesthoughts
9 months ago

This post is so beautifully written. I know when I am trying to go to sleep, I try to relax and I have usually a plugin scent.

Molly Transatlantic Notes

These are some really useful tips and advice! I’ve been trying out various different things because I’ve had some terrible insomnia for about two years. It’s getting better as I’ve tried a few of the things you’ve mentioned. Great ideas!

Sandra Ans
8 months ago

Everything you mentioned is very important for a good and healthy sleep!
I also love lavender scenic, it’s such a wonderful aroma!

Fransic verso
5 months ago

As I read your post, I can imagine it and it just feels cozy. I like how you explained it and mentioned it. Thank you for sharing these suggestions!

Stephanie Pick
Stephanie Pick
5 months ago

Setting the mood for sleep is so important. I use essential oil for sleep in my diffuser, love it!

Dr. W. Santiago | Literal Med

I love the lavender scent. It is so calming! Thanks!

Amanda
5 months ago

White noise is a must have for my whole family. It helps us fall asleep and stay asleep.

readandreviewit
5 months ago

Fab suggestions! Dressing appropriately is so important for comfort levels and I’ve never tried calming scents before but I might give them a try now. Thank you so much for sharing x