Tips for Better Sleep

little girl holding a bunny and snuggled in bed

A good night’s sleep is such an important component of your well-being, the Westminster Towers Blog is bringing you our best suggestions to help you sleep better in your Tacoma, WA apartment this month and every month to come! Here are our top tips:

Power Down

How often do you find yourself dozing off to sleep with your smartphone in your hand? It seems common enough, but the blue light from screens you may be taking into bed with you is actually detrimental to your sleep health. We recommend steering clear of tablets, computers, smartphones, and any other blue light sources an hour before you climb into bed.

Regulate Temperature and Light

While you may have trained yourself to fall asleep to a variety of temperatures and levels of light in your room, these two things can seriously affect the quality of your sleep. Find a temperature that will be comfortable for you throughout the night that isn’t too hot or too cold. As for light, you will have the best sleep in the darkest room possible. Start by drawing the blinds at night. If you still have a hard time blocking out light, consider spending a few dollars on a sleep mask from a local department store.

Exercise

Who knew that exercise not only helps you maintain a healthy body but also improves the quality of your sleep? That’s right, staying active during the day will also help you have a better night. Whether you prefer to go for a morning jog or to hit the gym after work, implementing a consistent workout routine will help you sleep deeper at night.

Develop a Pre-Bedtime Ritual

We as individuals love our daily routines, and our bodies love them, too. At night time, it’s no different. Putting in place a pre-bedtime ritual — maybe reading a novel or brewing a cup of herbal tea or practicing meditation — will signal to your body that the day is over and it is time for bed.

We hope this post will lead to happier nights and healthier lives. Thanks for reading. Sleep well tonight!