If you want a good night’s sleep, some simple modifications around your home can help you rest easier.
Many of these changes don’t require a lot of extra effort and can make a big difference in your sleep patterns.
Here are some things that you can do to sleep tight at night.
1. Set the Thermostat for Sleeping
Cooler is usually better than warmer when it comes to bedroom temperatures. A cooler room allows your body’s temperature to lower to a level that’s required for sleep.
According to WebMD, a temperature ranging between 65 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for most people, but the right temperature for you may vary. To make your room as cool and comfortable as possible on hot summer nights, consider installing a ducted reverse-cycle air-conditioning system.
If you have a good air conditioner, but still aren’t getting quality sleep, your best bet is to purchase a smart thermostat. This device, controlled by a computer or mobile device, allows you to set your air conditioner to different temperatures based on your needs, day or night!
All you need is the app!
2. Keep the Bedroom Dark
A darker bedroom makes relaxing easier. Too much light in a room can trick your brain into thinking it’s still daytime, and this causes disrupted sleep patterns.
A window shade that provides ample darkness in your bedroom is an excellent addition, as are blackout curtains.
If the bedroom’s still not dark enough, wear a sleep mask.
3. Clean Your Home Often
Dirt, dust and dander buildup left to accumulate could interfere with your breathing patterns when you inhale these particles, which makes a sound night of sleep almost impossible.
Regularly vacuuming your bedroom carpet or wood floor can eliminate many of these particles.
You also need to change your air conditioner’s filter — at least once every 90 days — so trapped particles aren’t recirculated into the air.
Changing your sheets at least once per week is also advised.
4. Install Soundproofing Drywall
Your bedroom should offer relief from all of the outside noise, right?
Well, it can, if you use the PURPLE SoundBreak family of products to help reduce the transfer of unwanted sound throughout your home.
For example, if you live in a multi-story home, SoundBreak Ceiling Board is a great choice to reduce the transmission of sound between floors. That means you can get to sleep even when the kids upstairs are still listening to music.
For older homes that need some peace and quiet, the SoundBreak Retrofit Board installs right over existing drywall to reduce sound transmission between spaces. At just over a quarter of an inch thick, it doesn’t require demolition or major modifications to install.
And for new construction or renovations, SoundBreak Wall Board is a great way to keep the sound “in“ a media room or “out” of a bedroom.
Whether you’re building or remodeling, when noise, or the lack of it, is important, the SoundBreak family of products provided by National Gypsum can help you keep the peace in your home.
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