Autumn has arrived! That means crisp days and cozy, comfy sleeps. Or does it? For some people, autumn can means poor sleeps, and this can happen for various reasons. If you are one of these people, or if you just want to ensure restful nights, here are some autumn sleep tips to remember:
- Get outside: Autumn sees fewer hours of daylight. This lowers the amount of Vitamin D you need, which can leave you feeling even more tired than before. The simple solution is this: get outside! Go for a walk, a hike, or do some gardening, yardwork – anything that gets you into that much needed sunlight. And you get the added benefits of fresh air and sunshine.
- Stay cool: Yes, those cool days may make you crank up the heat in your home. But there’s a problem with that. At night, warmer air can actually interfere with your sleep. Cooler indoor temperatures help you body fall asleep easier because it doesn’t have so work as hard to cool itself down. So, the easy answer is: at night, turn down your thermostat!
- Be happy: Although this one can be a little harder to control, keeping a positive mood will help you fall asleep more easily. Or, if you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, your body will have more problems relaxing itself enough to encourage a quicker and deeper sleep. Try meditation, get exercise, and give yourself ample time to relax before bedtime. Happy slumbers!
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