Top 3 things to do in bed?Bet that got your attention! Maybe you can add your own additions after reading our top 3 recommendations to love your mattress and improve your sleep experience.
- Deep Breathing
Breathing deeply helps you in 2 important ways:
- Distracts your mind from potentially stressful thoughts that can prevent you from sleeping
- Helps you absorb more oxygen with each breath, lets your heart rate slow to a relaxed level, and helps you drift off into a restful and rejuvenating slumber.
Bonus suggestion: breathe through your left nostril.
Medical researchers have found that breathing through your left nostril will help send you off to sleep faster. Hey, it’s worth a shot!
Our days are spent in postures that leave us with a ton of tension. Make time for gentle, restorative stretching before going to sleep to:
- Steady your breath
- Reduce muscle tension
- Bring down your heart rate
- Put your mind at ease
Bonus: Check out our next blog, Yoga in Bed for tips to get started.
- Talk to a loved one
Spend a few minutes talking to a loved one in bed before saying goodnight for a more restful sleep. Talking quietly in bed releases the sleep hormones oxytocin and melatonin to:
- Decrease stress
- Increase bonding
- Improve sleep onset
- Modulate sleep and dreams
At Happsy, we love the techniques above; however, you have to find what works best for you to settle yourself into a peaceful, rejuvenating sleep. The most important thing to remember is to do something that makes you feel relaxed and is routine for you each night.
We are here to partner with you to Sleep Healthy and Wake HappsyTM. For more tips, tricks, and insights, check out our blogs.