How to Create a Healthy Sleep Environment

April 05, 2018

How to Create a Healthy Sleep Environment

When you focus on the best ways to create a healthy environment for sleep, you're creating an atmosphere that will improve your overall health. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, where you can get the rest you need each night, to feel refreshed and energized each morning. So how do you make your bedroom perfect for sleep? How do you create a healthy sleep environment?

Creating a regular bedtime routine that can help promote a good night’s sleep will certainly help you sleep better. For example, you should exercise regularly (but not too close to bedtime), take a warm soothing bath or meditate before bedtime.

Not Sleeping Well at Night?

There are a variety of medical conditions that can cause someone to lose sleep. Make an appointment with a health professional to make sure you are not suffering from a medical condition if this is common for you. Another reason for sleep loss includes stress. Lying awake in bed, while worrying can cause insomnia. It is even necessary sometimes to get up and do something else when lying in bed too long and not sleeping.

Sleep Deprivation

When you don’t get the sleep you need, it tends to have negative effects on your body. There are both short term sleep deprivation effects and long term sleep deprivation effects. Short-term effects will make you feel tired and irritable. Long term effects may put your physical health at risk. Long term risks of not sleeping include feeling both mentally and physically weak, which means you will not be able to think well and you will be more susceptible to a weakened immune system.

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene is a term used to describe the good sleep habits that are conducive to sleeping well. Good sleep hygiene should be practiced on an ongoing basis for the best results. As we learn more and more about the toxic living environments that are all too common these days, it truly is essential for everyone to do their part when it comes to creating a healthy sleep environment. Sleep hygiene is simply all about making healthier choices.  

Set Up Your Bedroom For Better Sleep

First and foremost, every bedroom should be a place of serenity. In order for someone to maximize the efficiency for good sleep in their bedroom, they must follow a few guidelines. A general rule of thumb is that only sleep and romance are allowed in the bedroom. The bedroom should also be a completely stress-free environment, which means that there should be no clutter of any kind in the bedroom.

Additionally, there should be no television or computer in the bedroom, which generally also includes cell phones, even though this may be difficult for some to do. Essentially, making a rule that there are no electronics allowed in the bedroom is going to help keep the bedroom environment one that is calm and relaxing.

There should also be no working out or exercising while in the bedroom, which means no treadmill in the corner. A bedroom environment should support the quiet, darkness and comfort everyone needs in order to get a good night’s sleep.

Painting the bedroom a relaxing color is also a great way to set up a bedroom for better sleep. Cool room colors work best - blue and green pastel colors are proven to soothe you into a deep sleep.

Your Bed Choice!

How comfortable is your bed? Your bed, which really means your mattress, is one of the most important elements when it comes to creating a healthy sleep environment. Do you prefer to sleep on a soft mattress or a firm mattress? Because the mattress you choose to sleep on can ultimately make a difference between getting a good night’s sleep and not, it’s really important for you to understand which type of mattress is best for you when it comes to your sleeping needs.

If your mattress is older than 7 years, which is the average lifespan for most mattresses, then it’s definitely time for you to reevaluate its ability to provide you with the best sleeping environment. Sleeping on an old mattress will not provide you with the support your body needs and it can also bring about health issues due to any hygiene issues in the mattress. For example, old mattresses often contain mold, mildew and even dust mites, all of which can lead to health issues. 

Eco Terra All-Natural Latex Mattress

The fact that the mattress you choose to sleep on can have a positive impact on your daily living, makes it essential for you to create the ideal sleeping conditions that can lead to your overall good health. The Eco Terra All-Natural Latex Mattress is the perfect mattress when it comes to creating a healthy sleep environment.

Why should someone choose the Eco Terra All-Natural Latex Mattress when creating a healthy sleep environment? Because the Eco Terra Mattress is:

  • An eco-friendly, non-toxic mattress that is made using responsibly sourced materials.
  • An anti-microbial mattress, which means it resists mold, mildew, fungus, bedbugs and harmful allergens.
  • Extremely comfortable, which is the #1 quality people look for when shopping for a new mattress.

And don’t forget the bed sheets and pillows! Finding the most comfortable bed sheets and pillows will add even more comfort to your healthy sleep experience.

Patrick Gunther

Patrick is an accomplished writer. He has been in the retail mattress space for the past 13 years, and more specifically in the natural mattress niche. He blogs on the subjects of natural mattresses, sleep, health, fitness, and green living.