Did you know that your lack of sleep might be caused by where you live? Many people suffer from insomnia so it’s no surprise that well known writers have written about the city life and sleepless nights, like Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway or Joyce’s Ulysses. It is clear that an urban environment means you get less sleep but then the countryside too also sees to it that you’re challenged on your bed time routine.
CAN YOU SLEEP IN THE CITY?
CONSTANTLY LIGHT AND NOISY
With excessive lights turned on at night and constant traffic noise from outside, it’s no surprise that, ‘the city that never sleeps’ is a common phrase for not only New York but for many busy cities. Let the traffic in the streets wake you no more and fit double grazed windows. Don’t forget to add thick curtains too to block out all the light from outside, as your organism is programmed to wake up when you see light.
If you’re living in a polluted area, such as a busy road that sees a constant flow of cars, then we recommend adding plants to your bedroom to encourage fresh air in your home. It has been suggested that plants help you sleep better because of this, so if you’re having respiratory problems try it out to see if it helps you breathe better throughout the night.
There is a lot to do in an urban setting and therefore there are also a lot of disruptions that make it harder to fall asleep. People have more things to worry about; for example work is at the top the list. With a relaxing bath, you’ll be able to ease your stress and drift into a peaceful slumber. Of course a comfortable bed will ensure that once you’re asleep you’re not waking up in the middle of the night.
*If you have chronic insomnia, seek medical attention immediately*
YOUR SLEEP PATTERN IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
It’s easy to get too much sleep if you’re living in a countryside that’s surrounded in a calming and quiet environment. That is why we suggest that you take extra care to keep a consistent sleeping time schedule, especially if you have a growing family. Be sure to keep a regular bedtime, even at the weekend so that your body clock is able to wake up in the morning on its own.
BAD SLEEPING HABITS
In this modern day and age we seem to have acquired a number of bad habits that have a direct effect on our sleep. Both exercising and drinking caffeinated drinks before bed time quicken our heart rates, making it hard to relax to be ready to sleep.
Something that most of us are also guilty of is watching TV in bed, browsing the web on our mobile devices and maybe even checking our emails and working on our laptops – all in our beds! It may be hard at first, but removing this from you sleeping environment will have a dramatic affect on your quality of sleep.
BED QUALITY AFFECTS YOUR SLEEP
One of the biggest reasons for lack of sleep is worn out beds and mattresses. They have a negative impact on sleep, making us stressed, short tempered and tired. So, be sure to invest in high quality beds that are sure to last and bring you long lasting comfort!