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Get better sleep: optimizing your bedroom
Get better sleep: optimizing your bedroom

Tips for improving your sleep environment

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Written by Robert Higdon
Updated over a week ago

Your bedroom setup matters

Your bedroom should only be used for sleep and sex. If it’s a quiet, calming place, sleep will come easier for you.


The quieter the better. If noise is an issue and something you don’t have control over, try drowning it out by turning on a fan or sleeping with earplugs.

Earplugs can take some getting used to, so try out a couple different styles and give yourself at least a few days with each to find your perfect set.


If you can’t see an outstretched hand in front of your face, that’s perfect. 

However, if it’s hard to prevent light from coming in through doors or windows and you’re unable to put up blackout blinds or better drapes, try a light-blocking eye mask.

Eye masks also take some time to get used to, but there are many different styles to choose from.


Adjust your thermostat, turn on that fan, or prop open a window. The ideal temperature should be several degrees less than what’s comfortable when you’re awake. Besides, what’s cozier than a cool room and a comfy bed?


Is your mattress comfortable, or do you sometimes wake feeling achy? If you haven’t already, investing in a good mattress can really help your sleep. 

Memory foam mattress toppers are a great, less expensive alternative to a new mattress purchase.

Pillows - they’re important too! Find one that supports your neck and not just your head, and suits your the position you most commonly sleep in. If you’re a side sleeper, try using a pillow in between your knees to keep your spine in alignment.


Some of these tips (like running a fan or wearing an eye mask) might take some time to get used to, but can really have a positive impact on the quality and quantity of sleep you get. 

Try some out and continue to check your app daily to see if changes to your bedtime routine and sleep environment are resulting in a gradually improved ReadiScore.

If you’ve made adjustments and have stuck to them, and are still struggling to get more sleep, it may be time to talk to a doctor or health staff.


Reflecting on your sleep

Your circumstances and the choices you make affect your sleep. Figuring out what specifically helps (or hurts) your sleep is the first step to making lasting improvements.


Trends can help you answer questions like, "Is my sleep improving?" or "Is there are certain time of the month/week I sleep better than usual?".

Access Trends by tapping More at the bottom of the screen, then tap Trends

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