The National Sleep Foundation gives us some tips about how to use our 5 senses to improve our sleep. Find out more in this article!
Transform your bedroom to an ideal place to rest well every night and wake up regenerated every morning.
1. Sight and Sleep
Wether keeping your eyes opened or closed, the sight plays a decisive role in the search of a restful sleep: Every light’s source could compromise our rest even if our eyes are closed, including appliance lights or screen lights.
Moreover the colors of the room can affect our sleep! Lear more about sleep and color in this article: The Colors of a Healthy Sleep: Which Is The Best Color For a Good Rest?
To conclude, also a messy room or a room full of objects can disturb our mind and compromise our sleep!
2. Hearing and Sleep
Annoying noises in the bedroom can keep us awake during the night: Sounds from the street, a TV that is on, or the snoring of our partner; every kind of noise can affect the sleep.
Some of the solutions could be to keep close the window, use earplugs, and apply special nose patches to facilitate the breathing during the night.
Otherwise, some noises can help you, for example relaxing music, a great helper for a good rest!
3. Taste and Sleep
When we sleep we don’t eat and don’t drink, but the foods and drinks that we consume during the day can affect positively or negatively our sleep. The basic rules are:
- Have light dinner meals.
- Wait at least 2 hours after eating before going to bed.
- Do not drink alcoholic or caffeine beverages.
4. Smell and Sleep
Nothing is better than falling asleep in an environment with a god smell! Do not use artificial scents but prefer natural fragrances or the fresh air: If you don’t live in a city centre, the fresh air of the evening will be the best fragrance!
5. Touch and Sleep
Feeling good and comfortable in our own bedroom is also an issue of touch, and there are so many factors that we can feel on our skin, such as the temperature of the room (ideal 18°C during the winter and 23°C during the summer); Also the clothing we use to sleep, better if made of pure cotton or silk, and above all the mattress, that should perfectly support our body without creating pressure points.