Want to Sleep Deeper? Keep These Things Out of the Bedroom!

Sleeping for 8 hours is tough. But if you have distractions in your bedroom, it’s just about impossible to sleep that long. There are obvious things to do to maximize your sleep like putting your phone to bed before entering the bedroom, as well as avoiding heavy meals right before bedtime. Other items that keep you up are less obvious, however!

Read the article below to learn what items to avoid having in your bedroom, thinking about in your bedroom, or even dreaming about in your bedroom.

 

OBVIOUS ONES

            Loud or Bright Devices

Oh boy, this will be a tough one, but it is extremely important. On top of being attractive for you to grab and send late-night texts, phones are also classic sleep killers because of notifications. Even if you turn them off, they always still somehow find a way to light up your phone and of course, wake you up!

 

           Pets

Don’t do it! Just don’t do it. No matter how hard your significant other tries to convince you, don’t let your dog, cat, iguana, or any other pet you have in your bedroom. It’s always best that they sleep in their own beds.

 

            Work Anxiety

Self-explanatory. Don’t think about work, it’ll keep you up. Every time.

 

LESS OBVIOUS, BUT STILL IMPORTANT ONES

            The Tube

Every one loves falling asleep watching their favorite show, we get it, but it’s detrimental to your sleep. You may think you’re falling asleep because of the tv, but in fact you’re falling asleep because your body is so tired of watching.

 

            Crazy Temperature

The excessive temperature in the bedroom is a terrible idea. Whether very hot or very cold, they are not good for your sleeping patterns. Try sleeping in a cool, dark environment, it’ll change your world if you haven’t been doing so!

 

GOOD PRACTICES FOR A GREAT SLEEPER

             Excess Stuff

Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, and sanctuaries should not be cluttered, dirty or excessively crowded. Keep your bedroom dignified to help your body decompress at night.

 

            Alarms

Waking up naturally is best, but if you do have to have an alarm clock, put it in the other room so that you don’t get thrown off by the light.

 

           Bad Bedding & Children

Buying nice, comfortable bedding is important not only to how your bedroom looks and feels but also to how you sleep. On top of great bedding, make sure to encourage your children to sleep in their own rooms if possible. Just like how pets wake you up, children will do the same if giving the opportunity!

 

For more information, reach out to us at aidanm@restwell.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Founded in 1990, Restwell sells its product line through National Retail & Independent Dealers in North America. Restwell also has a Hospitality Sales Division which services corporate accounts across Canada. Restwell manufactures all bedding, at its state-of-the-art facility in Surrey B.C., to order through “just in time” production techniques which serves its dealers and customers more efficiently. Most bedding orders are scheduled, produced and shipped within 3 days of receipt with fast, friendly and reliable service on our dedicated trucking fleet.

What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

There a ton of reasons why many of us don’t get as much sleep as we’d like. But at the end of the day, whatever you’re dealing with, you’re simply not getting enough sleep. In this article, we’re going to look at the many factors that keep us up at night and how you can best deal with them.

 

                Who’s Sleeping Best & Worst

Young females are generally getting the worst sleep, while retired males are getting the most sleep. When analyzed both of these findings make a lot of sense. First, young females often have children to deal with, meaning they’re up until all hours of the night dealing with their little ones. Conversely, retired males (and females to a large extent) have little cares in the world that keeps them up at night.

 

The Four Elements that Keep Us Up

These four elements aren’t the only things keeping us up at night, but they are the most common.

 

Stress

Stress is well-known as the main cause of stress, and while it’s great to know what’s keeping you up, it’s tough to deal with the root cause of stress, which is why it continues to be such a big factor for so many people. People who rated their sleep as poor were nearly four times more likely to have been stressed in the two weeks prior to the survey. Interestingly enough, and perhaps counter to what we’d think, women seem to be more affected by stress than men.

 

Pain

Physical pain is experienced by every one of us every day, but those of us who experience it at night often don’t sleep well. Dealing with this issue is often easier than dealing with stress because it’s a cut & dry problem.

 

Personal Finances

Just like stress, personal finances keep many of us at night because it makes us feel inferior and ultimately stressed out because we’re not sure we’ll be able to cover our expenses. Combating personal finance stress is easier than you might think though! All you need to do is take a breath and shift your perspective from one that is wanting to one that is appreciative of what you have.

Another way to combat this type of sleep issue is to start saving for retirement or unforeseen medical expenses. People who do this are two times more likely to rate their sleep as excellent.

 

Isolation/Loneliness

This last major cause of sleep deprivation is less thought about than the others. Many of us worry about being alone and being isolated from our friends and family. This can be, again, combated by shifting one’s perspective.

 

What Helps Us Sleep

Enough of the negatives, here are the things that help us sleep!

The most common causes of great sleep are good financial management, meaningful relationships, and a positive mindset. These causes, of course, do not include the pharmaceutical or natural equivalents.

 

For more information, reach out to us at aidanm@restwell.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Founded in 1990, Restwell sells its product line through National Retail & Independent Dealers in North America. Restwell also has a Hospitality Sales Division which services corporate accounts across Canada. Restwell manufactures all bedding, at its state-of-the-art facility in Surrey B.C., to order through “just in time” production techniques which serves its dealers and customers more efficiently. Most bedding orders are scheduled, produced and shipped within 3 days of receipt with fast, friendly and reliable service on our dedicated trucking fleet.

Should we let our pets sleep in our bed?

Sleeping with your pets happens, that’s just the truth. So often owners have the best intentions of not allowing their pets on the bed, but for one reason or another, the bed is usually where they end up sleeping.

So how do you decide if bed privileges are the right choice for your canine pal? There are a number of things to take into consideration.

 

The Bed is your Domain

Everything else aside, if you, OR YOUR PARTNER, doesn’t want the pet to be on the bed, they should be sleeping on the floor. This is an important decision that shouldn’t be made in a rushed manner, keep in mind that pets don’t NEED to sleep on the bed. They may be attached to you, but they still don’t need to sleep on a bed. You may need to work on both the dog and your partner if there’s a disagreement, so be ready for that conversation/work.

 

Why do you let them in the Bedroom to Start?

For many owners, having the pet in the bedroom is out of the question altogether, and this is fine too! If you’re worried about dander or allergies, keeping a pet outside the bedroom is a great idea. If your worry is more about noise and getting a full night’s sleep, but you feel bad about having your pet outside the bedroom, try a white noise machine or an air cleanser to reduce both noise and dander. There are always alternatives!

 

Prevent them from Acting Up

Pets can be annoying, especially in the bedroom. If you’re running into behaviors like chewing or constant movement throughout the night, try crating your dog. This will help them learn house manners.

If you run into aggressive behaviors in or around your bedroom, it’s important to knock your pet down a few pegs. When pets get aggressive it’s often a dominance issue, which means you need to do some behavior control work. The first step in this process is reducing how often your pet is allowed both on the bed, as well as anywhere that’s high enough for them to look down upon you.

It’s important to remember that removing a dog from your bedroom is the end-all-be-all in behavior modification. This step really only stops the dog from practicing dominant or aggressive behavior. Some owners are fine with management alone, while others are committed to modifying the behavior in the hopes of reinstating the dog’s bed privileges.

 

Revoking Bed Privileges & Changing their Behaviors

Had enough? If it reaches this point, and be ready for it to reach this point, sometimes you’ll have to move your pet from your bed to his crate can present its own challenges. Crating an animal, no matter size, breed, or gender is tough, even tougher if you haven’t done so before.

It’s smart to use toys or treats to get your pet into the crating routine at night, but for the day, try leaving them in there for as long as possible to teach them.

During this whole process, keep in-mind whose house it is and don’t let your animal dominate the roost. It’s not healthy for you, and it’s certainly not healthy for them!

 

For more information, reach out to us at aidanm@restwell.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Founded in 1990, Restwell sells its product line through National Retail & Independent Dealers in North America. Restwell also has a Hospitality Sales Division which services corporate accounts across Canada. Restwell manufactures all bedding, at its state-of-the-art facility in Surrey B.C., to order through “just in time” production techniques which serves its dealers and customers more efficiently. Most bedding orders are scheduled, produced and shipped within 3 days of receipt with fast, friendly and reliable service on our dedicated trucking fleet.