Life Hack: Sleep Well in Any Situation
Our bodies are finely tuned sleep machines. Sometimes it’s not just enough to have the most comfortable bed. Often times as we get older, there’s a number of things keeping us from the sleep we so desperately crave. Luckily, Nectar takes one of those things off your plate right away by having the best memory foam mattress on the market. Nectar incorporates a fully quilted layer of our gel cooling memory foam to provide extra loft and comfort, with better breathability. We think the difference is night and day. Another aspect of our lives that relates to night and day? Our internal biological clocks, known as a circadian rhythm. Our circadian rhythm tells us when it’s time to go to bed, how long to sleep, and when to wake up from our most comfortable bed. Unfortunately, as we age our circadian rhythm becomes sensitive to outside factors, known as zeitgebers. The biggest zeitgeber at fault? Light. Seeing light triggers your hypothalamus into overdrive, keeping you awake and making the sleep that you do get often light and unsatisfying. Ideally, you’d avoid light altogether and sleep during the evening. But sometimes our schedules give us some wack sleep times. Here are some tips to make sure that you’re sleeping no matter what the situation entails.
Get Rid of the Smartphone
As addictive as it is to check your phone for the latest snap, pic, or social media post try not to! Phones emit blue light, which stimulates the hypothalamus and pushes back your bed time later and later. If you must look at it, try turning your phone’s setting to “night time” mode which often limits the blue light being emitted. For next level sleep hacks, try purchasing some blue blocker glasses. These glasses are proven to help insomniacs by severely curtailing the amount of blue light that reaches the retina.
Turn Down The Wattage
There’s no reason to have your room lit up like a christmas tree. Often, overlighting a room is a crucial mistake when trying to set up a sleep friendly environment. Try surrounding your most comfortable bed with low wattage bulbs to give you a supremely restful atmosphere. For the next level, try only using ambient light when getting ready for bed. It can put you in a sleepy mood super fast!
Get Rid of Ambient Light
With all the electronics in a room, it’s sometimes easy to forget about small blinking lights and power buttons after you go to sleep. But science tells us this could be keeping you from a restful night. A study showed that even a small amount of blue light shining into the back of a person’s knee was enough to make a difference in their circadian rhythm. Make sure all lights and computers are powered down for the evening so that you can enjoy an unbroken night of peace on the most comfortable bed out there. Nectar mattresses not only use cutting edge sleep technology, their price point is affordable enough that anyone can get one. Try one today and feel the difference of memory foam.