As working from home continues for most of us, and workdays begin to blur into work nights, there’s one thing we’re all not getting enough of: Sleep.
Many of us are working overtime to keep our businesses afloat, and as our work hours expand into late nights, it can be tough winding down from what feels like an endless workday. It's important that we don’t lose sight of how crucial our sleep schedule actually is. We want to help you get better sleep as you spend more time at home!
Create Your Own Bedtime Routine
Start by following a regular bedtime schedule, even on the weekends. This will help you both fall asleep and wake up easier. With the feeling of already having a packed day, we know it seems impossible to fit anything else into your schedule.
Spend your first few minutes in bed winding down by following a guided meditation. Avoid thinking about your endless daily schedule, your to-dos, and your unfinished projects by clearing your mind with meditation. Not only will meditation help you sleep, it will also reduce your stress levels and improve your overall focus. Ultimately, meditation will help you sleep better and improve the quality of your work.
Don’t Eat too Late
Determine a set time to eat dinner at a reasonable hour. It's important to avoid eating late at night. Eating a large meal too close to your bedtime can disrupt your body's natural release of HGH and melatonin. Both HGH and melatonin are naturally produced by your body and are highest at night time. If you do need to eat close to bedtime, stick to foods like nuts, fruits that naturally contain melatonin and salad. These late-night bites actually promote a healthier sleep!
Reduce Blue Light Exposure
Start reducing your blue light exposure later in the evenings. You can do this by wearing blue light blockers, adjusting the light settings on your devices, and reducing your amount of TV time in the evening.
Limit Your Caffeine Intake
We know what you’re thinking, “there’s no way I can go on without my coffee!” - and let us tell you, we know. We like our coffee about as much as we like to sleep. With that being said, we’re not telling you to quit caffeine cold turkey, but to limit your consumption throughout the day.
Sleep on a Comfortable Mattress
This may seem like an obvious statement but your mattress is actually one of the most important factors of getting a good night’s rest. With Afloat waterbeds, you can expect so much more than a good night’s sleep. From head to toe, Afloat waterbeds will distribute your body weight evenly to minimize prolonged pressure in any one area. Our waterbeds also control your body temperature and are hypo-allergenic.
Start Exercising Regularly
Set reminders for yourself to walk around your house as you work. You can even set a quick and easy 3-minute workout every hour for yourself. Exercising regularly has proven to both reduce anxiety and promote better sleep. It's important to note that exercising shouldn't be done too close to bedtime. To ensure maximum sleep, make sure you work out at least 4 hours before you plan to go to bed.