Three Sleep Hygiene Tips to Help You Sleep Better

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A leader in healthy sleep products, GBS Enterprises offers a full range of top-of-bed products, including pillows, mattress protectors, sheet sets, and more. Healthy sleep products from GBS Enterprises help customers get a good night’s sleep, especially when combined with sound sleep hygiene practices.

Sleep hygiene refers to a set of practices and habits before bedtime that improve the quality and duration of sleep. Here are three essential sleep hygiene tips to help you sleep better.

Avoid caffeine before bedtime: A stimulant found in coffee, tea, and many soft drinks, caffeine can have long-lasting effects. To maximize your ability to fall asleep at night, avoid caffeinated drinks starting four to six hours before bedtime. The same rule applies to nicotine and alcohol, which can also interfere with falling asleep.

Prepare your bedroom for sleep: In general, people sleep best when their bedrooms are cool, dark, and quiet. Blackout curtains and eye masks are great ways to reduce light exposure, while white-noise appliances and earplugs help reduce unwanted noise.

Exercise: Research has shown that just 10 minutes of aerobic exercise per day can improve your quality of sleep. Avoid strenuous exercise close to bedtime, however, as that can actually interfere with falling asleep.