Sleep makes you a happier, healthier person!
When you’re looking to improve your health, restful sleep is as important as a nutritious diet and regular exercise. A recent study from the US National Center for Biotechnology shows that quality sleep improves memory, mood, and physical performance. These days it’s not uncommon for people to experience sleep problems. One out of four people has trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or feeling refreshed in the morning. Here are two super-easy steps to get you started on the path to better sleep.
Digitally Declutter Your Bedroom
It’s pretty clear that we all use screens more than we want to admit. After updating my iPhone software, I was shocked and a little embarrassed when I saw my screen time. All day at work on the computer turns into scrolling on the subway and eventually, I find myself needlessly spiraling down internet rabbit-holes right before bed. According to Cal Newport, author of ‘Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World’, applying the belief that less-is-more to our relationship with digital tools is the key to thriving in our high-tech world. His digital declutter strategy is pretty aggressive, so you can start by leaving technology out of the bedroom. This allows your mind to wind down and helps you fall asleep faster.
Upgrade Your Bedding
When it comes to sleep wellness, comfort is everything! This might sound obvious, but when asking the average person about fabric weave, thread-count or cotton quality, there are many myths and unknowns are out there. So, here are some hard facts:
Fabric weaves help with sleep temperature, high thread count doesn’t necessarily mean anything and high-quality cotton is a must for maximum sleep comfort. With this in mind, consider Gryphon’s three fabrics – designed to fit your personal sleeping needs. Uber-soft Supima cotton percale and sateen weave options offer solutions for those who sleep hot or cold and they do it all without sacrificing style – there’s one for the laid-back coastal chic (comfort washed), one for the five-star hotel snob (luxury suite) – even a performance fabric for folks on the go (easy care performance). Cool-tone colors and super-soft fabric makes all the difference when you’re trying to improve your sleep quality.
The Facts About Your Bedding
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to solving sleep problems, but these are stepping stones on your journey to sleep wellness.