This post is sponsored by Cadia Sleep. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
Let’s face it, everyone loves to sleep. There’s nothing like winding down after a long day, getting into bed, and catching some zzz’s. It’s truly the best feeling. I think it’s doubly true when you think about the opposite: the feeling of not being able to fall asleep when you’re ready for bed. We’ve all been there and it’s incredibly frustrating. So let’s chat about tips to getting a better night’s sleep!
5 TIPS TO GETTING A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP
NO. 1 CHOOSE THE RIGHT PILLOW FOR YOU
Firstly, when is the last time you replaced your pillow? Years, decades, or never???? You more than likely have had your pillow for a couple of years and over time the structure changes and it becomes less supportive. It’s also a magnet for dust and can attract dust mites. Here’s a fun (gross) little fact:
After a year, 10-15% of your pillows weight could be dust mite waste, which can cause allergies and other health issues.
Cadia Sleep has your next pillow and here’s how they’re different from other brands:
#1 They focus on three different firmness so that you can choose the best support for your needs.
#2 The height of your pillow is important for maintaining proper alignment throughout your body while you’re catching some zzz’s. Each pillow comes with three inserts that can be removed for your desired height.
#3 Cadia Sleep is made with a polyester (down alternative) inner fill and a luxurious 290 TC cotton outer shell, makiing their pillows hypoallergenic.
#4 They will recycle your old pillow when you purchase a pillow from them! Yay!
Check them out here and get 20% off with code NATIVEANDSOL
NO. 2 AVOID ELECTRONICS AT NIGHT
Most handheld electronics or televisions give off blue light that interrupts your circadian rhythm. It tricks your brain into thinking it’s still daytime, hindering your ability to fall asleep. So try to avoid using electronics 2 hours prior to bedtime. You can also use apps that block blue light on electronics, toggle your Night Shift setting, or even get glasses that block blue light if you have to use them.
NO. 3 WORK OUT DURING THE DAY
Working out makes you feel energized and awake- so don’t do it late at night! Try to work out in the a.m. or right after work. If you work out right after work (for me this would be 5/6pm), then try not to take any pre-workouts or energizing drinks that will continue to affect your ability to sleep long after your workout has ended!
NO. 4 BEDROOM ENVIRONMENT
In my mind, the bedroom is for sleeping and intimacy. That’s it! Having electronics, clutter, unnecessary noise, or bright lights can really disrupt your sleeping environment. Sometimes it helps to set the scene: so make sure your bedroom is quiet, relaxing, and clean.
NO. 5 AVOID NAPS
I know, I know… naps are nice but they can really mess with your sleep cycle! If you have a 8-5 job like I do, you have no choice but to be awake all day. If you don’t, and do have time during the day to take a nap, try to get up, go outside, and do something stimulating to get your body moving (and tucker you out for later when you should go to sleep).
Bonus Tip: Listen to your body! It always knows what’s best.
xx // christine