APRIL 03, 2022
Wake up! Did you know sleep schedules get thrown off in spring more than any other season? Sleep patterns get disrupted after the clocks spring ahead for Daylight Savings and having more daylight in general can affect sleep. The truth is, as much as our culture “loves sleeping”, the average American struggles to get good sleep or reports feeling tired the next day. Blame it on devices that emit blue light, staying up too late binge-watching Netflix or not having a consistent nighttime routine that eases you into bed.
To help you get better Z’s, we’re sharing some tips to make the most of that nighttime slumber.
Make Your Bed a Destination
Give yourself a reason to get excited to get into bed. Like new bedding. Studies show that if you invest in bedding that is comfortable or makes you happy, it can improve your sleep. Our irresistibly soft sateen sheets are all new and we’ve got some bright floral comforters to keep it light for spring.
Create a Pre-bed Routine
Sarah Moe is a registered polysomnographic technologist, meaning she’s a sleep expert. In this article she talks about small things you can do to get better sleep: Like reduce your blue light intake and prepare for bed as if you’re landing a plane.
Filter Out That Blue Light at Night
Blue light waves from sunlight during the day are a good thing. They boost our mood, attention levels and energy. Our devices and TV’s also emit blue light, which has a similar effect on the brain. At night, this is a problem because all that blue light can be over stimulating and may keep you from falling asleep. Studies show that wearing lenses that filter out blue light rays in the evening can counteract the negative effects that keep you “wired”.
Our friends at Calm App offer curated sleep stories that will bring you to dreamland with a mix of sounds, music and perfectly toned voices to lull you to sleep. You can even be put to bed by Harry Styles, who has a bedtime story in Calm. Yes, we said that.