Does Wearing Socks To Bed Help You Sleep Better in Hartland?
Hartland Chiropractor Seth Barr talks about sleep and if socks really help you get better sleep.
Sleep. You have all heard it’s important but have you ever thought of why? What is so important about it? How much should you get? Can you actually teach your body to sleep better?
This blog post answers those questions and also will give you practical, simple and actionable tips on how you can master your way to better sleep and better health and longevity.
Sleep in Hartland is important for many reasons but here are just a few:
- Improve brain function
- Improves longevity
- Helps your body to recover and reduces pain
- Balances hormones
- Protects heart health
- Reduces fat and helps weight loss efforts
Steps To Improve Your Sleep
So now you are convinced to get better sleep. Let's talk about actionable steps you can take to improve your sleep.
- Maintain a regular sleep schedule. This means go to bed at the same time every night, weekends included. The ideal bedtime is 10:30 (or earlier). So this means sticking to that time window as closely as possibly give or take half an hour.
- Good sleep starts in the morning. Believe it or not a big factor to how well you sleep at night is your morning routine. So what can you do in the morning to improve your sleep? Get 20+ minutes of natural exposure to sunlight and get moving (exercise or walks). Do you ever feel like you go to bed at a certain time but just lay awake for hours? Then this tip especially applies to you. Get outside and go for a 20 min walk in the morning, you will be amazed at the quality of sleep you get that night.
- Proper room temperature. I’ll keep this one simple. Colder is better. The ideal temp range to keep your bedroom is between 60-67degrees Fahrenheit with the consensus around 65 degrees. So set those thermostats!
- Socks. Could better sleep really be as simple as wearing socks to bed? A study from 2007 shows that adults who wore socks to bed got to sleep faster.
- Remove junk light. This means keeping a completely, blacked-out bedroom when you sleep. Do you best to eliminate ALL light.
- Get off the screen 1-2 hours before bed. You’ve heard it before but late-night screen time keeps you awake and prevents you from quality sleep. This goes for TV, computer, phones and tablets alike. They emit blue light which interferes with your sleep hormones and keeps you from achieving proper sleep.
- Deep breathing before bed. One of the best things you can do is help your body to wind down before bed. Taking 5 minutes to do some slow and controlled deep breathing (or even meditating) will help that cause.
There are many more things you can do to sleep better but this should get you started. Test them out and next time you come in let me how they work for you!