Posted on 24 Apr 2020
In stressful situations, it’s easy for our routines and habits to change quickly. A full night’s sleep is crucial to maintaining our physical and mental health and can be harder to achieve in uncertain times. Beyond the basics — like sleeping in a dreamy bedroom — we’ve discovered simple tricks to upgrade the overall quality of your sleep.
Create Your Space
A relaxing sleep environment can be tailored to your needs by considering what does — and doesn’t — work for you. The professionals recommend keeping your bedroom between 60 and 67 degrees and free of noise, light, and distractions. Tools such as fans, blackout curtains, and white noise machines can help block out anything interrupting your slumber. Although falling asleep to the TV may be your go-to, give Bob Ross the night off and tuck in naturally. At Reunion, you’ll find intelligently-engineered homes in a peaceful neighborhood — builder Oakwood Homes offers a stellar combination of gorgeous design and high value.
Establish a Bedtime Ritual
In the pursuit of a restful night, keep in mind that what you do before hitting the hay has an effect on how you sleep. Get in the habit of practicing a relaxing ritual by eliminating the majority of the light in the room while you wind down — your body will have an easier time associating certain activities with sleep if they’re done away from bright light. In a Richmond American home, you’ll find quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that make it easy for you to personalize your space. Incorporate gentle sleep aids — like an essential oil diffuser, a Himalayan salt lamp, stretching, and journaling — into your routine to help you fall asleep faster and stay snoozing throughout the night. Enjoy reduced stress and anxiety by sticking to the ritual you establish in your one-of-a-kind Reunion home.
Make the Most of Late-Night Snacks
Stave off a midnight rumbling tummy by eating your last big meal two to three hours before bed. While experiencing increased stress and reduced sleep, late-night snacking can get in the way of deep sleep. Should the urge to creep to the kitchen arise, opt for an apple, whole-wheat crackers, or a slice of cheese to nourish you until breakfast. Avoid alcohol, chocolate, or caffeinated beverages as they contain stimulants that will interrupt your rest. Acidic and spicy foods may cause heartburn or discomfort which is wise to avoid before you turn in for the night. Our sensational Shea SPACES Collection boasts imaginatively-designed and superbly-crafted new homes for every budget, lifestyle, and dream. In a Shea home, you’ll find the heavenly bedroom you deserve.
Our sleep patterns can be one of the first aspects of our lives that are negatively affected when we experience stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. By taking these simple steps before bed, you could wake up feeling more relaxed, refreshed, and prepared to take on your day. Discover the retreat of your dreams — uniquely designed by our dedicated home builders — by contacting us at Reunion.