Are you suffering restless nights? Losing sleep is no laughing matter. If you’re realizing that hours of peaceful slumber are exceptionally elusive, it’s time to find help.
There are few things more anxiety-inducing than lying awake at night, dreading the sound of your morning alarm. After all, time is ticking and you need some shut-eye to adeptly tackle the tasks and adventures of a new day.
Of course, the anxiety of not sleeping will keep you from cultivating a rested attitude and thereby place your mind farther away from rest and sleep.
It’s a vicious cycle. That’s why we want to offer seven ways to get better rest at night in your mobile home.
First of all, let’s shed some light on why sleep matters. What exactly are you missing out on when you don’t get your rest?
Sleep has a significant impact on health and well-being. Sleep is just as important as breathing. It gives your body a break and time to repair itself. Sleep also gives your brain a chance to process information. In reality, your body is still working while you sleep.
If your sleep is suffering, your physical health will also suffer. A weak immune system and depression can be side effects of poor sleep. Poor sleep can take a big negative toll on your health.
How to get better sleep in your mobile home
Now let’s discuss seven ways to get better rest at night in your mobile home. After all, your home should be a source of comfort and rest from the day to day struggles. Making it so that you rest better at night is a priority. Don’t skimp on making your mobile home a haven of rest for your mind and soul.
1 – Nurture your circadian rhythm with bright light exposure
If you want your body’s time-keeping clock to do its work, you can help it stay in sync by exposing yourself to natural sunlight or bright light during day time hours.
Your circadian rhythm tells your body when it’s time to catch some ZZZ’s. Those who struggle with insomnia have found exposure to bright light helps immensely. Efficient sleep is important when you have much to do and loved ones to be present for.
2 – Regulate your body’s clock
By keeping a consistent wake-up time and bedtime, you can train your body to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Find your schedule and stick with it.
3 – Power off the blue lights
We’re all familiar with that blue glow emitting from the screen of a phone or other electronic device. Turning the devices off or covering blue-light sources about an hour before sleep time will help you sleep better.
According to Harvard Health, “While light of any kind can suppress the secretion of melatonin, blue light at night does so more powerfully. Harvard researchers and their colleagues conducted an experiment comparing the effects of 6.5 hours of exposure to blue light to exposure to green light of comparable brightness. The blue light suppressed melatonin for about twice as long as the green light and shifted circadian rhythms by twice as much (3 hours vs. 1.5 hours).”
4 – Cut back on the drinks that trip you up
When it comes to sleep, some beverages are best consumed four to six hours before you hit the hay. Drinks that contain caffeine (such as coffee, tea, and soda) should be enjoyed earlier in the day so they don’t interfere with your sleep. Additionally, alcohol is best avoided within three hours of bedtime.
5 – Time for a sleep routine
Another way to improve sleep is tp set a sleep routine that works for you. Make relaxing music a part of your routine or enjoy a hot bath with a good book in hand. Be creative and find what works for you.
6 – Exercise is good for you, but please time it right
While exercise is an excellent part of any person’s routine — and does improve sleep — poor timing of exercise in your schedule can prove an impediment to quality sleep. Make a point of exercising during daylight hours. And do it at least three to four hours before going to bed.
7 – A cool and dark room is the way to go
For a good night’s rest, a cool and dark room is the way to go. Setting your room temperature to be between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit is optimal for sleep. Most people sleep best in a dark room, blocking most, if not all, light sources.
Sleep doesn’t have to be weak
There you have it — tips and tricks to get better rest at night in your mobile home. We hope this information proves helpful in your journey toward better rest.
For more on catching ZZZ’s in your bedroom, see our rest and relaxation series.