Create the Perfect Sleep Environment

The better your sleep environment, the easier it will be for you to enter into deep refreshing sleep.  A positive sleep environment is one that actively promotes sleep, where as a negative sleep environment naturally suppresses sleep and promotes insomnia.

By sleeping in a poor sleep environment, you can develop what’s called learned insomnia.  This is where your mind and body expects you to stay awake through the night and so doesn’t begin to prepare your body for sleep until much later in the night.

The habit of learned insomnia is supported by your environment or outside influences.  Your mind naturally associates events and situations with certain assumptions.

Take for example your bed.  A bed in a positive sleep environment would represent in your mind a place of relaxation and refreshment.  A bed in a negative sleep environment might represent the dread of staying up all night and the anxiety you feel as you can’t sleep.

These assumptions and representations are important because there is a strong link between your mind’s expectations and the actual result.  If your mind associates your bed with relaxation, you will feel relaxed lying on it.  But if your mind associates your bed with anxiety, lying on it will cause you to feel anxious.

By creating a positive sleep environment, you are setting yourself up for a great night’s sleep.  Just a few simple changes can improve your sleep and help you overcome insomnia.  In this series we’ll look at how you can create the perfect sleep environment.

Five Simple Ways to Improve your Sleep Environment

Sleep EnvironmentGetting a great nights sleep could be as simple as changing the environment you sleep in.

If you’re suffering from insomnia but find yourself sleeping better in new places such as hotel rooms, your sleep environment could be to blame. Thankfully your sleep environment can easily be improved with just a few simple changes.

In this article you’ll find 5 changes you can make to improve your sleep environment to get a better night’s sleep.

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How to Choose the Best Pillow

How to Choose the Best PillowYour pillow plays an important role in your daily sleep. A bad pillow can give you neck, back and shoulder problems and can make you restless as you try and find a comfortable sleeping position.

With so many different pillows out there, how do you know which pillow is best for you? In this article we’ll take a look at the purpose of a pillow, how to judge whether or not you need a new pillow, and finally, how to choose your perfect pillow.

A pillow serves two main purposes, which is to provide comfort and a correct sleeping posture.

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How to Buy the Best Mattress

How to Buy the Best MattressBuying a mattress is a big investment but it’s a critical component of getting good quality sleep. With so many different mattresses available, how do you know which mattress is best?

In this article we’ll cover what a mattress should provide, the different mattress sizes, the pros and cons of each mattress type, and finally what to look for when buying your new mattress.

First, let’s take a look at what you need a mattress for in the first place. A mattress serves two purposes; support and comfort.

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The Best Colors for your Bedroom

The Best Colors for your BedroomThe quickest way to alter the mood of a bedroom is to give it a new color. Whether it’s by changing the bedsheets, curtains, carpet or painting the walls. Each its own feeling that in invokes a psychological response within us.

By understanding how different colors affect us, we change a dingy bedroom into our own piece of paradise, an escape from the stresses and strains of modern day life.

In this article, we take a look at the best colors for your bedroom.

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