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3 Ways to Make Your Bedroom Sleep Friendly

By Genevieve Cunningham

Sometimes it feels like sleep is one of the most coveted and elusive things out there. Even though we all need more sleep in our everyday lives, most of us have an incredibly hard time finding it. It's a constant battle. While there are many solutions that might lead to better sleep, one of the first steps that might be worth the effort is to create a sleep-inducing atmosphere in your bedroom. If you need help creating this kind of space, take a look at these tips.

Get Rid of Light

Your body and mind don't like light at bedtime. The problem is that even when we turn off our big light, we still have light being emitted from various places around our space. Alarm clocks, the TV, computers, phones. Do your best to eliminate as much of this light as possible. Turn them away from you or turn them down as much as possible. For even more darkness, get blackout curtains. The darker, the better when it comes to sleep, so do what you can to get rid of the light.

Minimize Electronics

Besides the light from electronics. They're also distracting. If your phone is right next to you at night, you're going to reach for it. If you can't sleep, you're going to turn on the TV. If these things aren't in your room, then you won't use them! Consider getting rid of your bedroom TV. Turn your computer all the way off. And finally, place your phone across the room. It's not a foolproof plan, but keeping away the temptation of electronics might really help you sleep.

Create Comfort

Everyone's idea of comfort is different. Some people like lots of pillows and blankets. Others like everything to be perfectly neat and clean. If you want good sleep, you need to create a space that works for you. If you like pillows, get some. If you like dim light, buy some lamps. The more comfortable you are in your bedroom, the more likely you are to feel sleepy and get rest.

If you want to get more sleep, it can really help to make your bedroom a sleep-friendly place. If your bedroom feels like sleep should be happening, then it's more likely to occur. Use these tips to promote sleep in your bedroom, and enjoy the rest that may soon follow.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in South Gate, Calif.

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