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How Your Environment Affects Your Sleep

Did you know the environment you sleep in can make a big difference in the quality of sleep that you get? There are a few important factors to get a good night’s sleep.

Keep Your Room Dark

Ambient light present in the room tends to interrupt or disturb sleep. In particular, in the summertime when the days are long it’s harder to sleep when the sun is coming up early in the morning. You can always purchase blackout shades, ensuring your room is totally dark even if it’s light outdoors.

Cool It

It’s also important that the room be cool. Research is showing that in a warm room people don’t sleep very well. If your room is cool then you’ll likely get better sleep and longer sleep and be more productive the next day. The ideal sleeping temperature for the majority of adults is between 60 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. While lots of blankets can make you feel cozy, they also could leave you waking up feeling sweaty. So ditch the extra covers.

Keep It Quiet

If your partner’s snoring is keeping you up, try investing in some earplugs or getting some breathing strips or a snore guard for them.

Check out Dr. Kriva’s video for more information.

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