When it comes to sleeping, we don’t know exactly why we do it, we don’t know exactly how we should do it, but we know we need to do it. Debates about sleep, its purpose, and the correct way to saw logs have raged for as long as human beings have coalesced into civilizations, and that’s not looking to change anytime soon. However, we know more than we used to, so we have a much better idea of how to get a good night’s sleep. Here are some tips to help you rest easier at night.
First and foremost, you’re going to want to dress, or undress, the part. The most important thing to remember is not to over dress when it comes time to hit the hay. Don’t go to bed wearing your best New York and Company outfit. Instead, you have a couple of options to ensure comfort, which helps you fall asleep more easily and stay asleep more reliably. For starters, you could wear pajamas, something soft and temperature appropriate, not too long, so as not to prevent adjusting your position for comfort, sleeping in just your underwear, which is the most common choice, or even sleeping nude. While the latter is often not preferred due to the compromised nature of it, it’s probably the most comfortable you can get, if your mind will let you be comfortable in this condition.
Another important aspect of getting a good night’s sleep in the modern era of LED screens is to avoid blue tinted LED lights for at least an hour before bed. These lights actually trick your internal clock into thinking it’s daytime, even in the dead of night, and airports use this to help people stay awake to fight jet lag. One way to fight this is abstinence, of course, but there are a number of ways to fight the blue tint of screens with orange tints that negate this effect, so you can burn the candle at both ends, so to speak, without disrupting your circadian rhythm.