Exercising regularly, eating healthy, and sleeping adequately are the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle. And ignoring any of these ‘pillars‘ will consequently lead to the deterioration of your health. While there is an increased awareness in people about the health benefits of exercising regularly and eating healthily, there is still a lack of awareness regarding the health benefits of sleeping adequately.
Good sleep is usually associated with increased productivity and concentration. However, those are not the only benefits. A good night’s sleep helps you process and retain information better. It is also known to boost athletic performance. Furthermore, it boosts immune functions and improves social and emotional interactions. Research indicates that the bedroom environment has a direct influence over the sleeping patterns of its occupants.
Some measures that can help you enhance your sleep quality are as discussed below:
Changing the Colour of Your Bedroom
Sleep quality has been a topic of constant research, and thus it has been observed that some bedroom colours are better when compared to others. Colours such as blue, yellow, and green are associated with longer and better sleeping patterns, according to research. These colours enhance the quality of sleep as they often have a relaxing effect on people.
Colours such as brown, grey, and purple might actually hamper your sleep quality as brown and grey are associated with depression and overthinking, whereas purple because it tends to enhance the creativity of the occupants, leads to increased brain activity. If your bedroom has either of these colours and you are experiencing a deterioration in your sleep, it may be time to change your bedroom colour for better sleep.
Making Your Bed Comfortable
Ensuring that you sleep on a comfortable bed is one of the most important things. And if you are suffering from backache or stiffness, your mattress, most likely, is the root cause behind it. Most people tend to ignore the role mattresses play in ensuring sleep quality. Therefore, choosing the right mattress type and changing them once they start sagging is essential.
Because there are several different types of mattresses, such as foam mattress, memory-foam mattress, water-beds, and even air-beds, selecting your new mattress is definitely not going to be an easy task. But, by keeping essential points in mind, such as the right thickness and the firmness of the mattress, the process becomes less daunting.
There is no one best mattress for a good night’s sleep, as they differ for every individual. However, couples should take care that their new mattress absorbs partner disturbances, so as to maximise their sleep quality.
Similarly, pillows are equally important in comforting your body and mind and inducing a relaxing, deep sleep. Pillows should also be frequently changed. While you might want to hold on to your childhood pillows, you must change if they lose their fluffiness.
The importance of sleeping adequately cannot be stressed enough. If you are facing issues with falling asleep or if you often wake up in the middle of the night, then it is definitely time for you to inculcate some discipline into your sleep routine. Ensuring the right bedroom colours as well as the right mattress and pillows, to fall asleep on is also essential. Making these minor changes to your daily routine can drastically improve your health and prevent the ill-effects of lack of sleep.