12 Tips to Create a Sleep Haven
Natural bedding is just one way to create a peaceful space in your home to relax.
To lull you to sleep, you need to make your bedroom a sensuous haven, adding all the natural bedding accoutrements of comfort and serenity in a beautiful setting.
Here are the 12 Steps:
1. Buy a New Natural Mattress.
Every mattress is different.
2. Bask in Comfort.
Buy silky, natural tree-fiber sheets in a soothing color. An exquisitely soft cashmere throw for the bed. A hypoallergenic down comforter. A sunshine silk duvet cover. Pillows, pillows, and more pillows. A roll for behind your neck, a wedge for behind your back, a full-body pillow for when your bed partner is away. Hypoallergenic, of course. And don't forget the teddy bear.
A quick spritz of soothing lavender water on your pillows before bed will help calm your exhausted mind.
4. Chill Before Bed.
Lower the temperature of your bedroom before you climb into bed. Lower temperatures signal your body it's time to sleep. If your bed partner objects, just tell him to bundle up.
A hot bath also helps you lower your body's temperature. Yeah, your temperature goes up while you're in the bath, but your body's response to the heat will be to drop your temperature way down low.
6. Schedule a Massage.
"If you can't afford a massage, go to a massage school. You can get one there for $15."
7. Get Mean.
Women aren't used to nurturing themselves or putting themselves first. But sleep is so necessary to health and happiness that you have to get the amount of sleep you need.
8. Shut the Drapes.
You sleep better in the dark. If your eyelids flutter open as you move from one stage of sleep to another, even streetlights or a full moon can wake you up.
9. Ditch the Night-Lights.
You can also get rid of the clock radios with lighted displays. It turns out your brain can misinterpret even such dim lights and wonder if it should wake you up.
10. Pull on Socks.
There's no solid explanation for it, but studies have found that wearing socks to bed helps you sleep. It may be that warming your feet and legs allows your internal body temperature to drop.
11. Ignore the clock.
We wake slightly throughout the night. A glimpse of your clock -- and the realization that you have to get up soon -- is enough to jolt you out of sleep and keep you out.
12. Sleep Naked.
It's easier to adjust your comfort zone with natural bedding sheets and blankets you can pull up or throw off rather than a long nightgown or a pair of fleece pajamas.
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