In many instances in life, you only have power to control how you act, behave, and engage. If someone makes a snide remark, you can control what you say (or don’t say) back to them. If someone cuts you off in traffic, you can breathe and calmly self-regulate your emotional reaction. Attempting to control another human isn’t the wisest course of action; most times, these attempts only explode causing more damage and distress.
If sleep eludes you, there is something you can do to take control of the external factors at play. Within the confines of your own home, you have more control over external circumstances than in most other areas of your life.
In our last blog, we told you how to determine just how many hours of sleep you need each night. While expert opinion says 7-9 hours is adequate for most adults, listening to your body is the best way to identify your specific sleep requirements. But what about when your sleep duration suffers at the hands of your environment?
Not to worry! With an increased awareness of the importance of sleep as it relates to your health and wellness, you can make gradual, intentional changes to modify your sleep environment and better prepare for the night ahead.
Now that therapeutic strategies exist to redirect our dreamscape, consider the ways you can manipulate environmental variables through practicing better sensory-sleep hygiene:
One of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Not only comfortable but some of the best sleep EVER!!!!. We’ve had our Cali King for almost a year with zero regrets. Every mattress purchase from here on out with be Nuvanna no second guessing, no doubts. Keep up the great product.
The great thing about achieving the optimal duration of sleep is that we get a fresh, new chance to improve our sleep habits and patterns at the end of every day. To find the sleep duration that’s right for you, embrace a bit of expert advice while knowing that the body’s sleep signals are what really counts. Who has the answers? You do! You just be intentional about listening to your internal cues, prioritizing sleep, and preparing your sleep sanctuary if you’re serious about improving the quality of your sleep.