This article will discuss five lessor known tips for sleeping better. Some of them might seem to be surprising and counterintuitive.
Research, for example, has shown that many people do not sleep well because of their pet dogs and cats. Some people have such love for their pets that they might deny to themselves that their sleeping problems are due to their pets. Those who are experiencing sleeping problems might try sleeping without their pets for a while to see if their sleep improves. If so, they might want to sleep without their pets. Pet owners cannot take care of their pets well if they do not take care of their own mental and physical health.
It is obvious that everyone sleeps better with fresh air, but how can a person get fresh air in the winter without cracking their window and increasing their heating bill? Hot summer nights also are not good times to crack windows for fresh air. Stocking bedrooms with plants will help. They can purify the air and provide oxygen. Mother-in-law plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) are especially good for this.
There also is an optimal temperature for sleeping. Most people tend to sleep best when their bedroom temperature is between 66 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Trying to save money on air conditioning costs in summer or heating costs in winter might be penny wise, but pound foolish.
Most people probably will obtain the most benefits from their sleep if they are in bed and sleeping by 1030 pm. Those who are not sleeping well and who go to bed late might try, if possible, being asleep at 1030 pm to see if that helps.
Being a clock watcher probably is not a good idea when a person is trying to sleep. Those who are not sleeping well might be less anxious and more likely to sleep well if they do not often look at the clock. They might try keeping the clock out of sight for a while, and see if their sleep improves.
Preppers need to be at their physical and mental best to meet the challenges of possible, future disasters. Having good sleep habits will help preppers to meet those challenges.
As the comedian W.C. Fields once said, “The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.”