• Dr. Brandy Archie

Problem Solved: Improve Your Sleep

Updated: May 25

Did you know that sleep is key to being healthy? Sleep is important for your body to heal, rest, and re-energize. Quality sleep can play a major part in your health and improve your quality of life. One way to improve your sleep is to make your bedroom comfortable and relaxing. This signals your body it is time to start winding down. Another way to improve your sleep is by making sure your room is cool, has little to no light, and your bed is comfortable. One other important factor is how much noise is in your room at night; some people may prefer complete silence while others may need a noise machine. Learn more about ways we can help you accomplish the ideal sleep environment below!




How can I improve my sleep?


Being comfortable with your positioning is key. Many people have trouble sleeping flat on their back during the night. People with chronic pain, breathing issues, or acid reflux can benefit from using a wedge pillow to lift their head slightly and improve quality sleep. A bed wedge can also be used to elevate your legs to decrease edema if needed.



Lighting


It is important to have your main lights turned down low prior to sleeping to help your body prepare for the night and get ready for sleep. These night lights are motion activated to allow you to still see if you need to get up yet are dim enough to let your body know it's time to settle down.








Electronics In the Bedroom


Electronics emit just enough light to signal the brain it is time to wake up rather than go to sleep. Our bodies are trained to wake and sleep with the sun. Almost everyone has electronics in the bedroom just try to limit your use of them as you get ready for bed to improve your ability to fall asleep. Instead, try reading a book with a lamp with a warm color temperature. Compare the different color temperatures of bulbs here and learn how a simple bulb change can help you!




World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is March 19th, 2021 so make sure you get your rest this day! Practice a nightly ritual to help you relax at night. During the day, exercising will help improve sleep. Just click the button for more ideas and tips on how to improve your sleep!



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