If you’re building your own business while also being the primary caregiver to your children, you’re exhausted. All the time. And getting a good night’s sleep (even if it’s not the full 8 hours every night) is a priority.
Consider sleeping an essential part of self-care.
Have you noticed that when you’re not sleeping well, you’re not performing at your best? Plus you’re more irritable. Which is not great for your spouse or your children. Truth be told, both your work and your family life suffer when you are tired and ratty.
As an entrepreneur, our work is never done. So the first step is deciding to switch off every day, to stop work, to down tools. The second is creating an ideal sleep environment.
Creating an Ideal Sleeping Environment
Turning off lights, finding the right temperature for your sleeping space in addition to finding the suitable noise level or calming music for sleep guarantee that you have the most suitable opportunity for a great night’s sleep.
It’s Better If It’s Darker
Melatonin will not be produced by your brain if there is any light in the room, especially blue light. Melatonin is the body’s chemical signal for sleep.
Consider wearing a comfy sleep mask to cover your eyes if you can’t achieve complete darkness in your bedroom using curtains or shutters.
Sounds for Sleep
It’s a matter of personal preference when it comes to nighttime noises. One individual may only fall asleep in complete silence while another individual may prefer the rain’s sound or some music. Conduct trials to find out what goes for you.
A good pair of earplugs can come in handy if you experience too loud noises within city streets. Play a soundtrack if the quietness of your sleeping place is extreme.
Music’s efficacy and hypnosis involved to assist in getting better sleep are topics we have written on.
You can try finding your most preferred sound that can promote relaxation and lead to deep sleep be it a whale song, using the Pzizz app or a haiku (check out Morgan Freeman’s recording).
Tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable on an old mattress is going to prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. And when you do sleep it won’t be a deeply restful sleep that is required to recharge.
Consider replacing your mattress, read some Simmons Beautyrest reviews before making your investment.
Most Suitable Sleep Temperature
The ideal room temperature can help you drift off to sleep.
The core body’s initial temperature drops first according to sleep studies. This drop is usually by 2–3 degrees. The chance of falling asleep is increased through this rapid initial drop in temperature. It is a normal part of the body’s circadian rhythm. This drop helps our bodies in transitioning to the deeper sleep stages as the night progresses.
Our bodies may have trouble achieving that initial natural drop in temperature in case of too high room temperature. On the other hand, too low room temperature may result in you getting cold. This may lead to you waking up in the night.
A room temperature of 60 to 67℉ creates an ambience that is recommended by experts.
Over to You
When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep, Mama? Have you set up the ideal sleep environment?