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Six Strategies For A Successful Sleep-In

By sleepcounciladmin on October 22, 2015

Who doesn’t love National Sleep In Day? It’s the day the clocks go back, this year Sunday October 25.

Want to make the most of your extra hour in bed? Then here’s our top tips for a successful sleep-in:

1. Remember to switch the alarm off before you go to sleep at night. And unplug any phones in the room and ensure that any radios or televisions are not set to come on at any time in the morning.

2. Make sure you close the curtains – preferably good heavy ones that will block out the daylight that can disturb your mid-morning slumber.

3. Make sure you are sleeping on a good bed. An old one with chronic roll-together mattress and creaky springs is not conducive to a good night’s sleep, let alone a lie-in.

4. Monitor temperature in the room. A room that’s too hot or too cold, too stuffy or too draughty can disturb sleep. A room temperature of around 16-18°C (60-65°F) is usually sufficient for getting a good night’s sleep. Anything over 24°C (71°F) is more likely to cause restlessness and temperatures around 12-13°C (53-55°F) are usually too cool to be able to drop off.

5. Remember, the bigger your bed, the less the chance your sleep will be disturbed by your partner.

6. If you have young children, make sure it’s your partner who has to get up – leaving you with a lovely lie-in!

Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Six Strategies For A Successful Sleep-In

  1. Thanks for these 🙂
    I usually find that the room temperature is a major factor as well as my blanket (heavy or light) and the pillow. If the pillow is too flat it makes my head hurt 🙂

  2. Bravo for this article , short sweet and sharp.

    Some point to contribute here:

    1.unplugging the mind is as important as unplugging the phone. We are too close to these gadgets. Besides calling, we also use it to browse social media sites. so make sure you don’t post a new photo, video or article at night or you may be wondering how many likes you will get…

    2. draw the curtain is necessary but the person must not be a Cleithrophobia (phobia of being locked in an enclosed place). Some insomniacs gets more worried or stressful when they are in a dark and “stuffy” room. If the weather is not getting too windy or the external environment (out of your bedroom) is not noisy, the white noise outside may helps induce your sleep.

    3. I follow the temperature as you mentioned. one thing to note is, listen to your body. sometimes we have to learn and forget. Our body will tell us the coldness or warmth that we need in order to have a restful sleep.

    I like the big bed thing, it is 1000% true.

    I got a question here, iyou got the top 6 tips here, so how about the top useless “tips”? Appreciate if you could share. Thanks a lot.

    West

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