Summer is a time of bright sunny days, hot afternoons and depending upon where you live humid nights. You can still get a restful sleep. Here’s how:
Make sure the bedroom is cool. If you do not have central air conditioning, try a window unit. If your home is not wired for a window air conditioner unit, try fans. I like window fans with two small fans on each side. Fans work best if you have two windows and purchase to fans. Set one fan for intake and the other for output. Try closing the bedroom door and see if the room cools better than when the bedroom door is open.
Keep the bedroom dark
Use black- out drapes or wear a black eye shield. If you chose to use an eye shield, take care to avoid eye infections: Eye shields should not touch your eyes. Do not share your eye shield and be sure to keep your eye shield clean.
Fill the room with air purifying plants. Here are some of my favorite plants for improving air quality.
If you have a brown thumb, snake plants, golden Pothos and aloe vera plants might be easier for you to maintain.
Add a good room air purifier
Although some air purifying units are better than others, a unit with a HEPA filter is my one must.
You’ll need a good filter to remove dust, pollen and pollutants from the bedroom air. For a review of purifiers, I suggest Consumer Reports. Here’s the link to Consumer Reports http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/air-purifiers.htm
Drink water infused with relaxing herbs
I strongly advise you only drink filtered water. Buying filtered water can be expensive. Drinking adequate amount of filtered water could cost you nearly $1000.00 per year. Find how you can make tap water safer by reading my ebook, “How to make your drinking water safer”. You’ll finds tips on selecting a water filter, information about certification of filters and more. You can order your copy at bit.ly/saferwater
Practice good sleep hygiene.
Sleep hygiene is the behaviors you do in a 24 hour period that either increases or decreases the likelihood of you falling asleep. If you need sleep hygiene instructions contact us through the website.
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