1.) Your room is too bright: Light signals your brain to wake up, and light also keeps you from producing melatonin, a hormone that helps you fall and stay asleep. Sure during the day you may love all of the natural light pouring into your bedroom, but when night time comes, you need a way to block it all out. Black out shades are a great solution to your regular binds, and you can find very stylish ones too!
2.) The wrong pillow: Does neck pain either prevent you from falling asleep or wake you up in the middle of the night? If so, you are probably sleeping on the wrong pillow. Your pillow should hold your neck in the same position as when you’re standing upright. The best way to determine this is to lie down and test them out!
3.) Clean up your room: You want your bedroom to be a calming and relaxing environment, and piles of clothes thrown across the floor would make us feel quite the opposite. So try picking up your room before you head off to bed!
4.) Use a real clock: Now-a-days majority of us depend on our cell phones to wake us up. By keeping your phone by your bed, it can be very tempting to peruse Facebook instead of trying to fall asleep. Light at night signals your brain to delay sleep, and some doctors even recommend avoiding screens for about 2 hours before bedtime. The best solution, invest in an actual alarm clock!
5.) A new mattress: By now I am sure everyone has seen the commercial on TV hat states if your mattress is over 8 years old then it is time for a new one. Here is a great website that lists 10 signs your mattress is worn out and needs to be replaced.
6.) Rethink your bedding: You want light breathable layers when you sleep. When you first fall asleep your body is warmer, however, by morning your core body temperature has dropped. Start with a soft fluffy duvet. It is insulating without causing you to break out in night time sweats!