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My Top 5 Secrets to Sleep Better

Having trouble sleeping or can’t even remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep? Yes, I know the feeling. Spending hours turning from one side to another in bed and no matter how exhausted you are or how hard you try, nothing can make you fall asleep… Many of us have gone through that unpleasant experience, whether this is caused by work or health-related anxieties, etc… The factors which can affect our sleep are endless.

According to a research from the National Center for Biotechnology Information: 35.2% of all adults in the U.S. report sleeping on average for less than seven hours per night. And it’s even worse to us women, according to a National Library of Medicine study about sex differences in sleep: “women have a lifetime risk of insomnia that is as much as 40% higher than that of men.” 

I’ve been there and I’ve tried a lot of different tactics to help me overcome bad sleeping habits and insomnia. Today I’m here to share with you 5 secrets and tips I have and use to help me relax, unwind and finally achieve that perfect night’s sleep.

5 - White Noise apps

Not only does noises can wake you up, but they can also affect your sleep quality once you do fall asleep, right? One way to minimize the impact from outside sounds is by using white noise, have you tried? White noises are capable of generate sounds that mask barking dogs, clanky radiators, and late-night parties that can leave us anxious, seething, and awake. 

I found out that listening to a constant soothing sound helps me not just relax but also have an uninterrupted sleep. My favorite is the sound of the rain, but there are a lot of options of background sounds for sleep like ocean waves, bird and frog sounds, crackling fireplace, etc. You also can chose from investing in a white noise machine or just download a white noise app on your smartphone.

4 - Essential oils & scented candles

I’ve mentioned here before about the power of the aromatherapy. An easy way of renewing and making your home and in this case, your bedroom, even more comfortable and cozy is using scents. Did you know home fragrances not only make your place smell good, but also spread soothing vibes that give it a truly relaxing ambiance? 

Using essential oils to improve the energy of your room is one of the common ways to achieve wellness, keeping you relaxed and calm throughout the night.. Add it to your room with a diffuser and place on your bedside table for the ultimate night’s rest. Same goes for scented candles, just remember to blow it out before falling asleep.

3 - Silk pillow cases

Silk is a 100% natural fabric that’s not only super-soft and comfortable but actually can help us reduce allergy symptoms and skin irritation while we sleep. Besides, unlike cotton, silk doesn’t drink up expensive creams and works to smooth hair overnight, making it also a secret beauty weapon. I also like to spray a few essential oil drops on my pillows for a great night’s sleep. 

2 - Linen sheets

It’s about time to believe and understand that bed sheets really make the difference in how we sleep. Like the case of the silk pillow case, the sheets you choose doesn't just impact the quality of your sleep - it can also affect your allergies, skin, and body temperature. 

Also, as a natural fabric, it has unique filtering, bacteria resistant, ventilating, moisture absorbing and evaporating capabilities. It’s extremely durable and gets softer over time. 

1 - The perfect mattress (for you)

Of corse the mattress you sleep on is the most important thing to think about when it’s time to bed! And as today the industry offers a big range of different products, I’m sure there’s one mattress that’s perfect for you and your comfort ideal. 

There’s no substitute for trying out mattresses in person, but you can take GhostBed’s 3-minute Mattress Quiz to get your personalized recommendation. Speaking of GhostBed, have you checked their comfort bundles yet? It’s all about high-quality and comfortable sleep, click here for more and special GhostBed discounts.

Now, tell me, loving my secrets? Share your thoughts and… another very important tip to a better night’s sleep: try to relax in a tech-free way for 30 minutes or so before turning the lights out. 

Good night & sweet dreams!