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Summertime is supposed to be fun, relaxing, and carefree. However, with each season comes the potential for disrupted sleep, and summer is no different. You’d think that fun and sun would help you sleep better at night, but both are highly stimulating and disruptive, leaving many tossing and turning all summer long. This summer, take preventative measures to sidestep potential summer sleep problems.
Sleep deprivation can ruin a perfectly good summer, but as long as you’re aware of the sleep traps of summer, you can take steps to sidestep each potential problem. All the things that we love about summer have the potential to disrupt your sleep. Noise, lights, temperature, and even your summer vacation can prevent you from getting the right amount of sleep, so be vigilant and don’t let poor sleep ruin your summer.
The sun gives us life. The rays of the sun will give you energy, which is great for all of your daytime activities, but not so great when it comes to hitting the pillow at night. Living in an area where it is still light outside when you go to bed may result in a restless night. To avoid sleep disruption due to extra hours of sun, make sure you have a way to keep your bedroom dark at night. Consistency in your sleep routine is the key to a good night’s sleep, and dark curtains can help you get through the summer without disrupting your routine.
With summer sun comes extra heat. If you are heating and cooling your bedroom according to the outdoor temperature, you could be unwittingly keeping yourself awake at night. A cooler temperature in the bedroom is preferable to a good night’s sleep, as heat can be stimulating. If you’re worried about the energy consumption and carbon footprint of keeping the AC on all summer, think about just using it in your bedroom to maintain a consistent temperature that promotes good sleep. There’s no set temperature for everyone, so play around to find the right sleep temperature for you.
Open windows and outdoor parties are the first sign that summer has arrived. Whereas the soft murmur and music coming from your neighbor’s homes can be wonderful in the daytime, noisy neighbors can be a nuisance when you’re trying to sleep. Keep your bedroom windows open during the day to air out, but then close them up at night, shutting out summer noise so you can sleep.
A summer vacation can also pull you out of your regular sleep routine. Furthermore, jet lag may result in a groggy, moody, and stressful vacation. Making sure you maintain your sleep schedule, even while on vacation, will make everything much more enjoyable.
When everything is always changing, whether it’s the season or your life, the Dreampad Sound Pillow stays the same. Dreampad products is a non-pharmacologicaloption that can help you maintain your regular sleep schedule regardless of what’s going on around you.