Sleeping is an involuntary act, but ensuring that you are comfortable in your bed and getting the best night’s rest takes a bit of work. For one, when your nights keep you turning and tossing on your bed, you probably need to replace your mattress with a new and more comfortable one. Head to local mattress sales in Sacramento in stores like The Healthy Bed Store, and try out the best fit for you. Here are a few more tips for perfect sleep.

 

Cold Room

A cool, crisp room can make you sleep more comfortably throughout the night, so long as you stay warm under your blankets. If you’re suffering from insomnia, it’s important to keep the temperature to a comfortable 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit; too low or too high can get the body moving restlessly.

Darkness

Many people believe they sleep better with a night light on. However, research indicates that nighttime light exposure could severely affect the body’s melatonin (the hormone responsible for sleep and wake cycles in the body) production, so it’s best to keep your room as dark as you can. A dark room will get you to sleep faster, and can protect you from low melatonin levels. Low melatonin can contribute to conditions, such as impaired immune function, heart disease, and even obesity.

Read to Relax

According to Scrawny to Brawny’s Craig Weller, you could also benefit from about 15 minutes of light reading right before bedtime:

“Avoid intellectually stimulating fare and use this time for “candy” reading. It will reduce mental chatter and allow you to relax and let go of the day’s preoccupations.

“Candy” reading, by the way, is whatever you normally wouldn’t read.

So if you normally read non-fiction, try reading fiction. If you prefer to read fiction, try reading some history.”

Prep your Bed

Make sure that your bed is comfortable enough for you. Take note, though, that comfort is a subjective concept; what might be the perfect mattress for you is not sufficient enough for the other. It may take a bit of money and effort on your part to get a good mattress by visiting your local mattress discounters in Sacramento, but the payoff of having the best rest you can have each night could be well worth the effort. Always keep your comfort in mind, as well as the optimal biological functioning of your body while working to achieve quality sleep.

(Source: ENGINEERING THE PERFECT SLEEP: 10 STEPS TO FOLLOW TONIGHT, Scrawny to Brawny)