The other day, I shared my story of how I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and how, now that I’m treated, I have experienced an increase in my personal productivity.Today, I’m going to talk some about how you can increase your productivity and sleep success if you don’t have a sleep disorder. So many of my clients will tell me that their bedroom is stressful. Is that what it should be? Of course not! Here are some things you can do to set yourself up for success:
Reserve your bedroom for sleep and intimacy only
If you have any of the following in your bedroom — put them somewhere else in your home.
If you only have one place in your home that you feel relaxed, let it be your bedroom.
Keep it dark, quiet and cool
Experts will tell you that these three elements will aid in your sleep success. Recently, my husband installed a room darkening shade to our large bedroom window and we have both felt that our sleep has been much better.
Schedule continuous sleep
Sleeping in patches is not as good for you as sleeping in 6-8 continuous hours of sleep every night. Your body needs to go through numerous different stages of sleep. If you don’t have time for your body to go through those stages, you are not getting as restorative of a sleep pattern as you can.
What do You Think?
What have you done to change your environment to benefit from better sleep? Do you think these things will make a difference? Have you experienced the benefits of better sleep?
To your success!