Have you ever asked yourself, when was the last time you woke up in your condo feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and recharged? If it’s been awhile and you couldn’t recall, know that you are not alone.
Our sleep schedule, our daily habits as well as the place and environment where we sleep contribute to our sleep quality. If noise is the issue, there are ways to address the unwanted noise from your condo unit. For example, if carpet is used, the noise will be buffered, but if there are hard surfaces, the noise will travel.
We know how important sleep is for everyone. We have listed some tips to help you get a more restful sleep in the condo and wake up feeling completely refreshed and revitalized.
Put Your Phone to Bed
Did you know that the blue light that is being emitted by our phones, computers, TVs, and other electronic devices interrupts our internal clocks and disrupts our bodies production of melatonin, the hormone, which helps us sleep. Being exposed to these devices prevents our brains from telling our bodies that it’s time to sleep.
To address this concern, make your bedroom a phone-free zone. Or, set a time where you will stop using electronic devices. Another option is to use a screen filter for your phone or an app that reduces the amount of blue light.
Catch Up On Sleep
Enjoy weekends and catch up on sleep. However, while this is good, it’s also important to stick closely to your regular week-day schedule.
Waking up at the same time on weekends that you usually do on weekdays will make the process routinary, which makes going to bed easier.
This could also mean compensating for a late night out with a short nap the following day.
Set a Bedtime
Set a bedtime. If you go to bed at different times each night, your body will have a harder time knowing when it’s time for bed.
Going to bed and waking up at the same time, establishes an internal schedule. Being consistent with your sleep schedule could help improve the long-term quality of your sleep.
Limit the Liquids
If waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom is an issue, it might be a result of drinking too many liquids before heading to bed.
Try to limit the liquid intake before going to bed. Control how much you drink to see if it gives you a better, uninterrupted night’s sleep.
The same goes for coffee or any other caffeinated beverage. You have to remember that a good rule of thumb is to stop drinking caffeine after 3-4pm. When it's available, decaf is the way to go.
Get New Pillows
If you wake up stiff and tired, your pillow may be the reason. Your pillow should support your body, especially your neck and the curve of your spine, while still being comfortable. Your body posture can play a role if you’re getting adequate sleep.
Remember that a good rule of thumb is to replace your pillow each year.
Reduce the Number of Naps
While naps are a beneficial way to recharge and provide you energy to make it through the rest of the day, they can have a negative effect on your sleep. If you take long naps throughout the daytime hours, you won’t be as tired when it’s actually time for bed.
Check Your Mattress
According to experts, it is recommended that mattresses get replaced every 7-10 years. Feeling uncomfortable at night due to your mattress can result in poor sleep.
Although mattresses can be expensive, it’s one thing in the condo worth investing in.
Use Your Bed Primarily for Sleep
As they say, the bedroom should be the coziest place to be in the condo. However, there are some people who eat their meals, watch TV, do their work or schoolwork in their bed. These activities, when done in the bedroom, can disrupt our attitude towards sleep.
If we consider our beds as a place primarily for sleeping, it can help us feel more relaxed when it’s time for bed.
If you live in a studio condo unit, it can be challenging to separate your mindset from thinking your living room is now your “bedroom.” To help, try to break up the space by adding some dividers.
Space for Rest
The bedroom environment can vary from person to person - the arrangement of furniture, light fixtures, choices of color, and temperature, among others. Think of your bedroom as your safe place for comfort and rest. This is the room where you can hide from all chaos and where you should feel the most comfortable.
When you keep the room dark, it helps you limit distractions.
You can use shades, curtains, and even sleep masks to keep the room dark and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Before you fall asleep, your body cools down. This is why it’s hard to fall asleep in a hot room. Turning the aircon on at a colder temperature can help with this or using a lighter blanket.
Careful not to make things too cold. It’ll be harder to fall asleep when it’s very cold.
Exercising in the mornings can help you reset your sleep schedule. It may be hard at first, but eventually you’ll get used to waking up early. After waking up earlier than before, you’ll feel tired from the long day, which will make going to bed easier.
On the other hand, working out at night heats your body up, which makes it harder for you to fall asleep. Morning workouts don’t give you that problem because you have all day for your body to cool off before it’s bedtime.
Write it Down
Never ever go to bed with a busy mind. If you tend to think before bed about all the things you have to do the next day, might as well write them down.
You have to ease your mind before bed by not having to think of more things when you’re trying to sleep.
Waking up with dimmed lights can make you feel like you’re still asleep. Instead, wake up in a bright environment. Use natural light and artificial light to increase your energy, focus, and momentum.
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