Backed by Science: New Medical Insights for Achieving Your Best Night’s Sleep

How important is a good night’s sleep and what do you really know to improve upon a current night’s slumber?  Growing tired and falling asleep comes pretty naturally, yet it takes science and analysis to gain insight into element that facilitate a great night’s sleep.  Consider the following sleepy data that is backed by science.

Bedtime Alarm

If you’re having issues with getting a great night’s rest, it’s normal to modify one’s wake time.  However, scientists have found convincing evidence to support those who pay attention to what time they go to bed. T.M. Ruge from  says, “Many people use an alarm clock to get up in the morning. However, use the call to action to get yourself to bed at night.” Normalize your sleep schedule by going to bed at a certain time each evening.

Reserved Purposes

A bed can serve several purposes, yet researchers urge you to limit the number of uses.  Since we associate our environments with the actions that take place there, we may find it difficult to fall asleep if we use our beds to talk on the phone or do homework.  Use the bed for sleeping and quality time with your partner only and you’ll rest easier.  Plus, limiting use will give you more time before you must replace your mattress.

Sleep Socks

It’s theorized that staying toasty and warm will help you fall asleep and rest more soundly.  Your sheets have been bare all day and can be a bit cold at first.  Since the extremities are more susceptible to temperatures, one’s toes and feet may be cold, which creates discomfort and delays rest.  Putting on a pair of clean socks will keep your feet get warm and helps regulate body temperature under the covers.

Rest Nook

A good night’s rest is contingent on a sleeper’s environment.  A bedroom invaded by too much light can disrupt sleep.  Therefore, make your rest area as dark as possible during sleeping hours.  In some cases, it may be difficult to manipulate the room.  A sleeping mask that covers your eyes while you sleep can help achieve a better rest.

Regular Exercise

As if you needed another reason to exercise, science supports the notion that a better night’s sleep is achieved through regular activity.  You don’t have to be training for the Olympics to gain a better rest.  As little as 20 minutes of exercise per day can increase feelings of euphoria as well as promote a sound sleep.  However, you don’t want to workout before going sleep; give your body time to wind down and relax.

White Noise

Obviously, we need peace and quiet to fall asleep.  However, a bit of white noise can help lull us to sleep.  Scientists are so positive that white noise helps sleepers that manufacturers have produced machines that do nothing but produce noise.  Moreover, one can try a number of apps that were created to inspire sleep through sound.  Alternatively, if you live in an urban environment, consider leaving the window upon while sleeping to catch the distant sound of cars, people, etc.

James Simpson takes an interest in the latest breakthroughs in medicine and science and often discusses these in his articles.