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Dos & Don’ts for the Best Sleep Ever

Are you tossing and turning night after night? Can’t get comfortable? Can’t seem to fall asleep? You’re not alone. Sleep is a huge part of health and wellness, but many people struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep. If that sounds familiar, don’t worry—we’ve put together tips and tricks to help you have a successful sleep.


DON’T make your bedroom your living room, dining room, and office

It can be tempting to eat in bed, watch TV, or even answer a few work emails but when it comes to improving your sleep, this is a no-go zone. Reserve your bedroom for quiet, relaxing time alone with yourself or partner and sleep. That’s it. Other activities like snacking or watching a movie in bed can impact your ability to shift into quiet time and sleep when you need to.


DO make your room a place you want to be

Bedroom vibes are important. Making your bedroom a place you want to be that feels cozy and relaxing can help you feel calm and fall asleep. Consider things like room temperature (do you need a cool breeze? Are you overheating in your sleep?), aroma (lavender is known to help with sleep), and light (do you need black out curtains?) which all come together to create your perfect sleep ambiance.


DON’T keep scrolling

It can be hard to disconnect from your phone at bedtime, especially if you use your phone as an alarm clock. But giving yourself at least 30 minutes of screen-free time before sleep can help you fall asleep faster. Save your scrolling for another time—and place—and instead try reading, drawing, or journaling before you wind down for the night.


DO find the right pillows and blankets

All bedding is not created equal so finding the right pillows and blankets for your sleep style is important. Different fabrics provide different levels of warmth and pillows come in a variety of densities and styles to accommodate your preferred sleeping position. Check out our recent blog post to learn more about winter bedding and how to update your bedroom décor.


DO get up if you can’t sleep

Even when you do everything right, sometimes it can still be hard to sleep. If you’re tossing and turning, consider getting up instead. Try reading, doodling, or writing down your thoughts in another room before heading back to bed.


Sweet dreams and happy snoozing!