The hot nights of summer are about to give way to the cooler nights of fall. That means your bedroom will be naturally cooler, especially if you have cooled the house by opening windows during the day. Most people sleep best in rooms with a temperature between 60-70 degrees.
Here are some of our favorite tips to getting a better night’s sleep, no matter the season:
- Use a humidifier. When seasons change sometimes our homes are dryer. To put a bit of moisture back in the air, try a humidifier. Dry air can dry your sinuses, which can make it difficult to sleep.
- Sleep on a schedule. Your internal clock likes a consistent bedtime schedule. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day.
- Take a warm bath. An hour or two before bedtime, relax your muscles and wash away the day with a warm bath or shower.
- Go for a walk. Even a 20 minute walk can provide your body with the physical exertion it needs to relax you in the evening. One caveat: don’t take your walk within a few hours of bedtime.
- Stop drinking alcohol. Drinking alcohol close to bedtime can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. You may fall asleep, but wake up in the middle of the night.
- Watch the caffeine. Coffee, tea and chocolate all have caffeine. Consider not consuming caffeine, in any form, after 3 pm. Some people may need to stop drinking tea or eating chocolate at noon, if they have a greater sensitivity to caffeine.
- Wear a sleep mask. Some people need pure darkness when sleeping at home or on a plane. Sleep masks do the trick.
- Use herbal formulations. Lemon balm supports sleep by relaxing your body. You will find lemon balm and other sleep supporting herbs in Deep Sleep®.