Is Your Bedroom Giving You a Good Night’s Sleep?

Senior-Health-Update-Dans-Wellness-Newsletter-December-2015Design your sleep environment to establish the conditions you need for sleep. Your bedroom should be cool –between 60 and 67 degrees. It should also be free from any noise that can disturb your sleep and be free from any light. Check your room for noises or other distractions. This includes a bed partner’s sleep disruptions such as snoring. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, white-noise machines, humidifiers, fans or other devices. Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. The one you have been using for years may have exceeded its life expectancy – about 9 or 10 years for most good-quality mattresses.

-Source: National Sleep Foundation