10 Hacks to Help You Get Better Sleep
Your complete guide to getting the best sleep ever, so you can wake up feeling energetic and refreshed — every day.
The ideal temperature varies for each person, but typically, cooler temperatures help you sleep better. For a good night’s sleep, set your Nest to between 65 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
When my hubby and I first moved into our new place, we set the thermostat to my standard 75 degrees for bedtime. But I found myself waking up in the middle of the night feeling stuffy and warm. After toying with the vents to make sure I was getting enough airflow in my room and getting fan to circulate the air, I found our ideal zone. There is no gold standard, so play around with different temps and find what works best for you.
I love fresh flowers. I’ll admit, I tend to go all out, putting fresh flowers in the living room, kitchen, dining room, and most recently, the bedroom. Who doesn’t love bringing a little life indoors? I’ve found that placing a bouquet of fragrant flowers on my nightstand puts me in a better mood before bedtime. Plus, I love being greeted with a bright, cheery bouquet when I open my eyes in the morning. Talk about starting your day right! (Just make sure the blooms are kitty-safe, as some flowers are poisonous to pets.)
Speaking of flowers, lavender and chamomile have both been shown to promote a better night’s sleep. In fact, studies have shown that those who sniffed lavender or chamomile before bed slept deeper and felt more vigorous in the morning. They also decrease heart rate and blood pressure, helping you feel more relaxed. In addition to beautifying your room, a vase of fresh lavender (which is safe for your pets, too) or an essential oil diffuser with lavender and chamomile essential oil will put you in the right mood for bedtime.