Ways To Improve Your Sleep Through Home Upgrades

November 29, 2023 By smith 0

From busy work schedules to hectic family life, there are so many reasons why someone may not be getting enough sleep. If you find yourself tossing and turning every night, rest assured, there are ways to help improve your slumber. Below, we’ll go over some home improvement project ideas and upgrades around the house to consider when you’re tired of not getting enough sleep.

First, a key consideration when it comes to sleep is lighting. Although some may find it difficult to fall asleep in the dark, doing so can be very constructive in developing a healthy circadian rhythm. One approach to creating better lighting is to install a smart home lighting system.

Fully programmable, these innovative devices and tech accessories can set the mood with lots of warm light during the day and dim, cool light at night. With the right schedule, you could establish a constructive routine that helps persuade your mind it’s bedtime without having to lift a finger. Simply set the smart controls to optimize your space for sleep and forget about it while it works to reset your internal system.

Another route to lighting is to hang custom blinds and curtains. Also great for supporting a healthy circadian rhythm, blackout curtains can be incredibly useful in developing better sleeping habits. Just remember to have the blinds open during the day to let in plenty of natural light. You should be sure to stick to the routine as well — even on the weekends — to avoid any setbacks in your sleep schedule.

Temperature is another major factor that can impact sleep quality. A bedroom set between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit is considered optimal. Again, smart home tech can help ensure your home is well-regulated for temperature as well as lighting. For instance, a programmable thermostat can automatically adjust to lower temperatures at night to create an ideal environment for comfortable, high-quality sleep.

Along the same lines, take steps to raise your body temperature so that it can lower again right before bed. This can be beneficial as sleep is naturally preceded by a drop in body temperature, which signals the body that it’s time for bed. You can trigger this intentionally by exercising after dinner, taking a warm shower as part of your nightly routine, or even soaking in a hot tub an hour or so before bed. Taking a dip in a hot tub can be very relaxing as the stress melts away and your joints decompress. It can also bring on a sense of calm that is helpful for reaching a resting state and catching some z’s once you hit the sheets.

These are just a handful of tips on improving your sleep through home improvement. For further information, please see the accompanying resource.

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