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Posted on June 14 2018

Comfort and sleep go hand-in-hand. Could your bedroom be maximized for a more comfortable night’s sleep?


Rollova Cat Comfort

Comfort relationship to sleep is a pretty obvious one. You can’t get to sleep if you’re not comfortable, and an uncomfortable nights sleep can often lead to waking up feeling less refreshed, unrested and moody.
 
But comfort is about more than just a fluffy pillow. Temperature, light, noise and even the general tidiness of our bedrooms have a measurable effect on our sleep – in fact, one study by the National Sleep Foundation suggested that people who made their beds neat and tidy were 20% more likely to report having a good night’s sleep!
 
So what steps can you take to ensure your bedroom is comfortable, and conducive to a good night’s sleep?

Our top 3 tips for bringing comfort to the bedroom:

    1. Light and Dark

      Fun fact: your hypothalamus is what controls your internal body clock, which uses light signals to control the release of hormones that promote sleep when its dark, and prevent sleepiness when its light. Therefore, it is advised to keep a dark room when trying to sleep. That means dimming any electronic lights, and avoiding the bright lights emitted from the screens of our electronic devices in the lead-up to sleep.

      Alternatively, if you’re having trouble climbing out of bed in the morning, try pulling up the blinds and filling your room with natural light to kick-start your body clock. 

        2. Keeping it Cool

          Sleep experts recognise that your thermostat can “make or break your slumber”.
           
          The suggested bedroom temperature is around 60 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit (15 – 21 Celsius) for optimal sleep. This is because your body temperature naturally decreases when getting ready to sleep, and these recommended temperatures can help facilitate this process. A cooler room also causes you to snuggle up and get comfortable in your bed covers!
           
          Furthermore, certain fabrics have “moisture-wicking” properties, meaning they absorb excess moisture and keep you more comfortable. At Rollova we only use organic bamboo fabrics, which are thermal regulating, hypo-allergic and eco-friendly. Other materials like polyester and synthetic satin are less breathable and can actually trap moisture making you warmer and sweat more.

           

            3. Keeping it Quiet

              When is comes to noise, there are many sounds that can make it hard to get to sleep or wake you up during the night. Noises can also affect deep sleep cycles, even if you don’t remember waking. If you live in an environment with noise that’s outside of your control and find it affects your rest, earplugs or a white noise machine could help. White noise or calming nature sounds blur background noise and can make it easier to doze off.

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