After a long and hectic day, all we desire is to tuck into our sheets and get a good night’s sleep. However, sometimes that good night’s sleep doesn’t just come by itself. You need to create an external environment and internal conditions that promote slumber. For example, the temperature of the room can impact your sleep quality. The same applies to the activities you engage in, an hour or minutes before going to bed. If you are looking to sleep well and keep warm throughout the night, here are some things you can do.
Take a Warm Bath Before Bedtime
After the hassle and tassel of the day, you are probably all sweaty and your muscles might be fatigued or achy. Tucking in this way may not do you any good. For a good night’s sleep, you need to be relaxed and warm. Having a warm bath will help you relax and warm you up for the bed. It will help make you sleepy. On the flip side, a hot bath before naptime can make you uncomfortable and disrupt your sleep.
Use a Weighted Blanket
Keeping warm, especially when you live in a cold place, requires you to invest in warm bedding. These may range from heavy blankets to duvets depending on your preferences. If you have trouble falling and staying asleep, however, you may want to go for something more. As seen in a recent post by Rachel Green and Wendy Rhodes, this is where premium weighted blankets come in. A weighted blanket can be an amazing tool to have in your arsenal when you want better sleep. Despite helping you to sleep faster and better, these blankets are actually recommended by therapists to deal with anxieties, insomnia, and other issues faced by kids with ASD. They help improve comfort while keeping you warm throughout the night.
Have a Warm Drink Before Bed
If you are having trouble sleeping, maybe because the nights are too cold, consider having a warm drink before bed. Be advised, however, that despite the many benefits of coffee, a cup of Joe before snooze will only deprive you of your sleep. So, avoid caffeine and instead take a glass of warm milk or fruit juice. This can warm you up and help get you to slumberland fast enough. Nonetheless, don’t take more than a cup because the last thing you want is trips to the bathroom in between sleep.
Position Your Bed Strategically
Most people have one side of their bed touching exterior walls. This might be because the room is too small or for other reasons. However, if you haven’t thought about it, this might be one of the reasons you are ever cold when asleep. When your bed touches an exterior wall, it could extract some cold from it, leaving you all cold throughout the night. It might be tough placing your bed in the middle of the room. However, make sure it isn’t in contact with exterior walls. This will also ensure there is no buildup of mildew and condensation.
Invest in Beddings Made from Natural Fibers
Ever noticed that most nighttime clothes are made from natural fibers? This is because they are better at warmth retention than synthetic fibers. Wool, cotton, and silk are among the most common fibers used in making bedding and bedclothes. If you notice that your bed is ever cold, you may want to reconsider the fibers. Natural fiber clothes and bedding will really help you in warming up.
No bundle or blanket will keep you warm throughout the night as the body heat from that special someone. Watching a movie, reading a book, or simply having a chat before bed with that special someone can be a great way to warm up your bed and maintain the heat throughout the night.
Blankets will only hold on to the heat that your body produces while losing some. However, if you sleep together with your better half, cuddling is another way to keep each other warm throughout the night. You just have to ensure both of you are comfortable and sleeping in a healthy position. It will also help improve your sleep as well as your overall health.
Studies have shown that most people have trouble sleeping due to cold nights. Others have poor sleep health due to the lack of proper preparation before bedtime. Having a way to keep yourself warm throughout the night can help improve your sleep health. This piece has highlighted some of the best methods to ensure you are warmed up all night long.