Have any residents of our Round Rock apartments made a new year’s resolution to start sleeping better? If so, you’ll appreciate this week’s blog post. In addition to diet and exercise, sleep is one of the most important factors of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, sleep might be more important than either of the other two factors. Sleep is the foundation upon which a healthy lifestyle is built. If you don’t get enough sleep, you won’t feel like eating right or exercising.
Saying you want to sleep well and actually doing it are two very different things. Unlike with eating healthy and working out more, you can’t just decide you’re going to start sleeping better. You have to do a number of things differently if you want to change your sleep habits, and it starts with changing the way you think about sleep.
Too many people think about sleep as a burden — something we have to do but don’t necessarily want to do. Most of us wish we had more hours in the day to do what we want to do, and it’s kind of a bummer when we have to go to bed just a few hours after arriving home from work. However, sleep doesn’t have to be a burden. Once you start sleeping right, you might start looking forward to bedtime.
If you’re interested in changing the way you sleep, check out the list of tips below. Also, please be sure to share this post with your friends and neighbors at your community of apartments in Round Rock!
Get rid of the little lights in your bedroom
Before you say, “I don’t have a nightlight!” let us explain what we’re talking about. Technology is great, but it’s not great for sleep. Not only do screens keep us awake, but the little lights that accompany our tech prevent us from sleeping soundly. We’re talking about the little blue, red and green lights on your DVD player, your PS4, your phone charger and even your power strip. You might not notice these little lights, but they have negative effects on your sleep. Do everything you can to turn these lights off or cover them up before you crawl into bed.
Try to only hang out in your bed when you’re actually going to bed
The idea behind this tip is that you want your mind to think of your bed as a place to sleep. If you watch Netflix, play video games, or just scroll through your phone while in your bed, your mind will stop thinking of it as a place to sleep. This one’s hard to stick to, but if you can mostly use your bed for sleeping, your mind will mostly think of it as a place to sleep. That’ll help you get tired faster after laying down in bed.
Have a bedtime routine
Your bedtime routine can be something as simple as brushing your teeth, washing your face, and crawling into bed. It can also be something complicated like cleaning your kitchen right before going to bed. Either way, all that matters is that you do the same thing every night before you go to bed. We’re creatures of habit, and once your body picks up on your new habit, it will take that as its cue to start getting sleepy.
Those are all the sleep tips we’ve got for you this week, residents! As always, we appreciate those of you who took the time to read our latest blog post. We’ll be back next month with another post, so check this page again soon! While you wait for the next blog to go live, please be sure to follow us on social media. After all, there’s no better way to stay up to date with all the events, promotions and giveaways going on at the community of apartments Round Rock residents prefer.