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Techniques for a more restful bedtime

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Getting a full night’s sleep isn’t just beneficial to our energy levels the next day. Poor snoozing habits can lead to long term effects on health, mood and productivity. Here are some methods for getting better quality sleep. 

Take a hot shower
Hot showers or baths have long been used for relaxation and stress relief. Standing under or soaking in hot water has a therapeutic effect, helping to relax our muscles and sooth aches in our joints. Getting a hot shower also causes your body’s core temperature to rise, then drop after you finish. This sends a signal to the body that it’s time to rest. Thus, it is best to shower or take a bath about 90 minutes before your regular bedtime.

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Practicing good bedtime habits can lead to better quality sleep – and a better tomorrow.

The Electrolux Aura instant water heater’s precise electronic temperature control ensures that you’ll always get a hot shower at the temperature you want. In addition, its 5-Spray pattern shower head lets you control the pressure and flow of water for a better relaxation experience.

Sleep in a cool room
The temperature of the room can affect how well and how long you snooze. Body temperature tends go down when resting, although the ideal point varies from person to person. When the environment is too hot or even too cold, the body’s internal thermostat struggles to achieve its optimal temperature.

Getting a good air conditioner like the Electrolux ESM09CRA-PA not only helps to regulate room temperature, but provides better air quality too.
A room that is too hot is more likely to cause insomnia, so using an air conditioner like the Electrolux ESM09CRA-PA can help to regulate and lower the temperature in the area. Its high-efficiency bio HEPA filters and active plasma filtration also ensures allergens, bacteria and other particles are removed from the air, making for a healtier sleep environment.

Develop your sleep “hygiene”
Maintaining good sleep “hygiene” isn’t just about keeping your bedding or surroundings clean. It’s about developing good sleeping habits. Such as ensuring the bedroom lights are kept dim and cool before sleeping, and resisting the urge to stay on the computer or watch TV during this period. The light emitted from these devices send signals to the body that it’s daytime, disrupting its internal clock.

Develop a regular sleeping schedule and stick to it. The body is a creature of habit, and prefers to maintain consistent sleeping times. Sleeping and waking up at different times is bound to confuse the body, and make it harder to get a full night’s sleep.

Keep your bed for sleeping
Reserve your bed as a space to rest. Try not to work or study on it, as we may end up associating the stress of work or study with the bedroom. This bad habit can also make us less alert when we’re working, as we could relate work to a place to sleep.

If you’ve had a long, stressful day and worrying is keeping you up, it may be better to get out of bed and try to be productive. Try to deal with any issues in a positive way, such as making a to-do list then attempt to sleep again when you’re ready.

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