Have you ever slept so well you woke up feeling reborn? Sometimes, there’s just nothing better than a good night’s sleep. It leaves you feeling refreshed, recharged, and ready to take on the day.
It turns out, sleep doesn’t just feel good; it’s good for you, too. Sleep is vital to so many of our necessary functions in life. Sleep contributes to your healthy brain functioning and emotional well being. It helps regulate your physical health and supports healthy growth and development. It can even protect against heart disease, high blood pressure, and more!
If you’re looking to bump your sleep game up to the next level, we’re here to help. Here are our tips for getting the best sleep of your life!
Try a Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets are all the rage in the sleep world right now—and for good reason. A weighted blanket uses added weight from small glass or plastic beads to perform what’s known as Deep Touch Pressure (DTP).
DTP is a form of pressure therapy that has been scientifically proven to increase feelings of calm and security. It triggers your parasympathetic nervous system, the nervous system that helps your body regain feelings of calm or relaxation after stressful situations. This makes weighted blankets a particularly good choice for those with sleep disorders, anxiety, or ADHD.
Deep Touch Pressure also signals to your body to release serotonin, the hormone that contributes to your happiness. It helps you fall asleep more quickly and stay in rejuvenating REM sleep.
Maintain a regular sleep schedule
If you have a particularly hard time sleeping, you may have adopted a “get sleep whenever I can” attitude. Whether it’s a midday nap one day, and early bedtime the next, or sleeping till mid-afternoon, any sleep is good sleep. Right?
Unfortunately, no. Though it may seem counterintuitive, it turns out that regular sleep is much better for you than erratic sleep. One of the best ways to achieve that is to create a sleep schedule and stick to it.