How to sleep like a baby and escape into La La Land (5 tips to improve sleep habits with Eris Bedding)
“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” — Irish Proverb
It is a well-established fact that a good night’s sleep is as important as a healthy diet and exercise. It helps our body rest and rejuvenate, our mind calm and relaxed. Sleep is essential for our brain to reset and heal itself after a busy day of being hard at work.
Yet, we hardly make time or get good sleep. Now more than ever before we are subjected to various diverse distractions from watching shows in bed right before we sleep, working till late at night at home, scrolling through our phone unaware of the time and the effect on our body. All these activities trick our body into being active even while we sleep, therefore not getting the appropriate sleep we need leaving us feeling tired the next day. This disrupts the circadian rhythm - a natural, internal process that regulates our sleep-wake system throughout 24 hours.
What can we do to improve our sleep? Here are 5 tips to help improve your sleep habits and get that rest you deserve.
1. Create a Sleep-Inducing System
Keep away your devices and wind down with ease. Add a few drops of essential oil into a humidifier and let the relaxing aroma induce sleep. Reduce the noise around you and limit the exposure to light in the evenings. Engage in some me-time with skincare rituals, reading something light or making your bed as cosy as possible with sustainable, cosy and luxurious Eris Bedding that makes you feel like laying on a cloud.
2. Clear the Clutter
Try to keep your mind and your environment tidy before going to bed. Ease your mind of worry and stress by jotting it down in a diary or and setting it aside. Meditate your mind, take deep breaths and relax your muscles from anxiety to help you sleep better. While you’re at it, clear your bed and room of anything unwanted. Keep it tidy and organized so as to optimize your sleep and the energy in your room.
Take a brisk walk or engage in some sort of exercise during the day to boost the effect of natural sleep-enhancing hormones like melatonin. Be careful not to exercise too close to your bedtime so as to not stimulate your body. Do a little stretching to relax the body and fall asleep faster.
4. Regulate your diet
Eat just enough and on time to fall asleep soundly. Too much and your body will stay awake trying to digest the food, too little and your grumbling stomach will keep you awake. Eat a light and healthy meal at least 2 hours before bedtime. Try to avoid caffeine, chocolate, citrus and alcohol.
5. Keep it comfy
Last but not least, we always suggest keeping cosy, silky bedding to soothe yourself into slumber. Sleep like a baby as you settle into the silken comfort of Eris Bedding that wraps you in sustainable luxury. Our bed covers are made with natural textures that are kind to your skin and the Earth. Weaving the age-old practice of ‘Ahimsa’ silk and the expertise of our in-house designers, we bring to you bedding of the purest and more natural kind that takes you from your room to the bosom of nature.