As we navigate worries surrounding the global reach of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’d like to spark an important conversation about sleep. Many of us are still adjusting to the daylight savings time change, while also taking care of kids or grandkids at home. This means to-do lists have gotten longer and taking care of the home and family requires a lot more attention and diligence. This can drastically affect your quality of sleep, leaving you feeling groggy, sluggish and tired in the morning.
We hope you and your loved ones can benefit from some good rest so you can tackle each day’s obstacles with a refreshed mind. Here are six tips to help you get a better sleep:
1. Wear Comfy Bedclothes
Your favourite worn-in pyjamas can get you well on your way to sweet dreams, especially when warm and fresh from the dryer. But if you’re in the market for something new, try a PJ shirt from Lusomé—it features Xirotex moisture management technology, which rapidly moves perspiration away from the skin, so you can sleep better under the covers.
2. Try a Weighted Blanket
Maybe it’s the memory of mom’s hug, or just the overall comfort, but weighted blankets can help you get the rest you deserve. They can help reduce extreme anxiety and they can also help minimize chronic stress. Try starting with a 12-pound or 15-pound option such as New Season’s Hug Me Weighted Blanket.
3. Cozy up with a Plush Throw
Aesthetically pleasing fabric that is also soft to the touch can help promote a sense of well-being. A Braided Elastic Loftmink Throw offers a means to create ambiance in the home, and it’s also perfect for quick naps on the couch; after all, when it comes to sleep, snooze time doesn’t have to mean night time. Consider a nap when you have a free moment.
4. Add a Sleep Mask to Your Bedtime Routine
Nourishing the skin while you sleep can help provide a more supple appearance. Sleep masks differ from night creams since they are worn before bed and are typically rinsed off in the morning. Doll 10’s Smooth Assist Restorative Sleep Treatment is a fantastic option to help quench skin’s thirst while you sleep thanks to hero hydrating ingredients such as aloe and hyaluronic acid.
5. Sip Some Tea
The calming benefits of tea can help signal to the mind that it’s time to rest. A tea that’s geared towards wellness can make for a peaceful end to your day. Linden tea—made from the blossoms, leaves and bark of a Tilia tree—is known for its sedative properties. The loose leaves make for fantastic steeped experience for those seeking a chamomile vibe but with the added benefits of a refreshing fragrance and natural antioxidants that support digestion and the immune system. Koryfe’s Dream Tea offers the tranquil experience of your dreams.
6. Try a Light and Sound Therapy Device
Waking or falling asleep to certain lights and sounds can signal to your body when it’s time for alertness and when it’s time for rest. Creating an atmosphere of calm can lower your breathing and heart rate for rest, and certain light patterns and colours can help energize you when it’s time to wake up. iHome’s Sleep Therapy Speaker offers 11 light patterns that can get you on your way to restful nights and invigorating mornings.
A good night’s sleep is important to help support the immune system and metabolism while influencing our ability to learn. Turn of your TV, spend time with your loved ones and try to get some rest. We are thinking of you, our Canadian friends and family coast to coast. Goodnight.