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Use All Your Senses To Get A Better Night's Sleep

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The best way to ensure a good night's sleep is to make sure your bedroom is a sleep only zone.

So what exactly is the best way to make sure you have the best possible sleeping environment?

The National Sleep Foundation has some great tips for using each one of your senses to help put you in that sleepy time mood.

Touch:

- Keep a cool temperature (around 65F)
- Comfy clothes
- Comfy sheets

Sight:

- Keep the room dark
- Keep electronics off right before bed
- Sleep masks can help if some light can't be avoided

Hearing:

- TV on isn't nessarily good
- Silence is best
- White noise can help

Smell:

- Allergens could bother the nose
- Clean sheets are better than stinky old ones
- Lavender can lower heart rate and blood pressure, relaxing the body

Taste:

- Eating a light meal or nothing is best before bed
- No alcohol
- No caffeine

So you wanna sleep better?

Then just follow those easy steps!

We're pretty sure over half the people reading this right now got only an okay to bad night's sleep last night, so try these tips out for a GREAT night's sleep!

Happy dreaming!

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