Perhaps you usually sleep well with no issues, but for many who are traveling or dealing with stress the act of falling asleep can become something that requires a little extra help. At Wallbeds n’ More Campbell we want your home to be functional, visually appealing, and designed to help you accomplish all that’s in your day. That’s why, in this article, we discuss four simple ways to fall asleep faster.
Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule
You can improve how fast you fall asleep when you keep a consistent sleep schedule. Staying up late and sleeping in on weekends may seem like the natural thing to do, but it can cause havoc on your circadian rhythm.
Even going to bed early or sleeping in can cause fragmented sleeping patterns. Any divergence from your regular sleep schedule will confuse and interrupt a pattern that would otherwise be working well.
Get into Relax Mode
Preparing yourself for a good night of sleep by getting into a relaxed state well before your head hits the pillow is often an underrated sleep tip. It might seem difficult to fit into your schedule, but it is best to give yourself at least 30-60 minutes of relaxation time before you intend to fall asleep.
Falling asleep from pure exhaustion (or after drinking alcohol) doesn’t set you up for a rejuvenating round of slumber. Entering into sleep in a calm, peaceful state will help you to fall asleep faster, obtain the benefits of deep sleep, and stay asleep until it’s time to wake up.
To help your mind relax, avoid cell phones, computers, television screens and work in the hour before your bedtime. Instead, try low-key activities such as: meditating, stretching, reading on paper, taking a bath, or listening to soothing music.
Stage your Environment
Unfavorable environmental factors can be a barrier to a good night’s sleep. When you consider your bedroom or guest room, be sure to think about these factors when it comes time to wind-down and fall asleep.
- Temperature of the Room – Are you too hot or too cold?
- Noise – Diminish unwanted sounds with white noise, soft music, or earplugs.
- Lighting – The smallest amount of light can cause your body to be alert.
- Comfort Level of your Bed – Select a mattress that isn’t too soft, firm, or too small!
- Block Interruptions – Turn off your phone or schedule it for sleep mode.
Reserving your bed just for the use of sleeping can help signal your brain that it is time to sleep whenever you do lay down in your restful environment. Of course it can take some people a little while to fully fall asleep, but the idea is to not watch shows, work, or even read while laying on your bed. It is advised to wind down somewhere else, so that your brain closely associates your bed with sleep.
One simple yet highly effective way to create a designated sleeping space, even when square footage is tight, is to use a Murphy bed. Murphy beds, or wall beds, are hidden so that floor space is available during the day and the bed is easily revealed when it’s time for sleep. This multi-use furniture is essential when you need a room to be utilized during the day for activity and a restful night of sleep when the time comes.
At Wallbeds n’ More Campbell we help our clients make the most of their homes. If you want a room in your home to function as both a place for work, exercise, crafts, or other activities during the day while maintaining a distinct place for quality sleep at night, a wall bed is the perfect solution for you.
Be sure to schedule a visit to our showroom in Silicon Valley, as we are open by appointment only. Our space maximizing specialists will help you select a wall bed that best suits your needs and style. We can even assist you with choosing a mattress that will be the most comfortable for you and your guests to further aid in quality sleep. We look forward to helping you and your visitors get the best sleep possible!