What's the ideal sleep environment?


Although it may appear to be a minor detail, the quality of your bedroom sleep environment should not be overlooked. It could be the one thing that gets you to sleep quickly—or it could be the thing that keeps you up all night with insomnia. Consider different ways to make your bedroom more sleep-friendly, including lighting, noise, temperature, and mattress type.

1. Lighting

The amount of light in your bedroom can have an impact on your sleep quality. In general, sleeping in the dark is preferable. The normal circadian rhythm of our bodies prefers to follow the natural dark-light cycle. As a result, even if you work in the evenings, you should try keeping your room dark. And especially when you’re trying to fall asleep. People who can’t sleep in a pitch black room, can use dim light.

Morning sunshine might be a major component in assisting you in waking up. Exposure to artificial screen light, on the other hand, may keep you awake and promote sleeplessness. To help you fall asleep faster, turn off your electronics an hour or two before bedtime.

2. Noise

In general, sleeping in a peaceful environment is preferable. We tend to respond to environmental stimuli when sleeping, whether it’s a legacy of living in the wild or for other reasons.

To put it in an another way, we will wake up if we hear a noise. This is useful if a lion is attempting to eat us while we sleep in a cave, but it is less desirable when the neighbor’s radio is turned up too loudly.

3. Temperature

Sleeping in a slightly cooler environment is preferred by the majority of people. You can bury yourself in blankets if you want to, but no matter how you sleep, you’ll want to be at the appropriate temperature.

The temperature of your sleeping environment is a concern if you wake up shivering or drenched in perspiration.

4. Mattress type

Personal preferences, cultural norms, socioeconomic status, and a variety of other factors can all influence differences. The size and stiffness of your mattress are two factors to consider.

You may like to sleep with just a sheet, a pile of blankets, or a thick comforter. Make sure that your comfort is a top priority, regardless of your choices.

You will be able to relax better and wake up ready to have a successful and productive day if you carefully analyze the variables in your sleep environment and preserve the space to encourage a good night’s sleep.