It has long been known that a good night’s sleep is essential to well-being.
It takes more than a mattress and a pillow to ensure that your body is being taken care of in the best way possible. As the new year rolls in, you may be determined to take better care of yourself, and sleep hygiene should be no exception.
In order to help you discover the best sleep tips, "GMA" reached out to Melissa Brown, sleep expert and founder of Sleep Shop, to help you drift off into dreamland easier in 2022.
Here are 5 soothing bedtime-ready tips and a variety of products designed to support the winks you need to take the year by storm.
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1. Limit screen time
Brown shared, "Always try and detox any blue light before bed. That means no phones, iPads, or computers. The blue light actually decreases your melatonin production and interrupts sleep.
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2. Control your enviornment
Brown said, " An ideal sleep environment is key. Think cold (68-70 degrees), as dark as you can make it, and sound machine or fan for white noise."
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3. Take time to digest
Brown continued, " Try to cut down on sugars, alcohol and heavy meals before bed. The more your body has to digest, the more it will wake you up trying to do so."
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4. Regulate your room temperature
Brown shared, "What you wear to bed matters. Try and regulate your room temperature, so you are not too hot or too cold. The temperature impacts your sleep more than you realize!"
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5. Arrange a nightime routine
Brown concluded, "It's important to have a wind-down routine. Any sort of ritual will help your body and mind anticipate what is coming. Your routine will signal to your brain it’s time to sleep and start producing melatonin."
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