How to Make Sleep a Non-Negotiable
We spend nearly one-third of our lives in bed; it’s no wonder there is a day devoted to the importance of sleep - World Sleep Day.
No longer is lack of sleep a badge of honor amongst those that subject themselves to a lesser amount of rest. A good night's sleep is widely being hailed as a tool for improving immunity, reducing stress and aiding in memory and concentration.
At Fairmont Store, we’re devoted to helping create the ideal environment for your sleep success. Here are a few of our top tips for enhancing your slumber and making sleep a non-negotiable priority each and every day.
Walk to Set Your Body Clock
The importance of the circadian rhythm to sleep has always been critical; just ask anyone who travels to different time zones regularly. But there is a life hack that can improve the quality of your sleep by setting your circadian rhythm daily—morning light. Setting out for 15 minutes of unfiltered sunlight first thing in the morning is purported to signal our body to stop producing the sleep hormone melatonin and trigger its release later in the day when you need it the most.
Check your Mattress Status
Comfort levels for each person are subjective. However, experts agree that for most people sleeping on a medium-firm mattress promotes comfort, proper spinal alignment, and quality sleep. For plentiful sleep, mattress maintenance is key - invest in a high-quality mattress cover to prevent stains and dust mites, rotate your mattress regularly, and change your linens once a week to avoid fungi, bacteria, pollen, and animal dander buildup.
While most mattresses have a shelf life of 8-10 years, ultimately, if your bed is not comfortable and conducive to a good night's sleep, it’s well worth the investment in your health to look at a replacement. The Fairmont Bed offers legendary support and exceptional value, cradling you with inner tufted comfort layers that prevent shifting for long-lasting durability.
Linens are More than a Luxury
Linens provide that luxurious element to any bed (hello, high thread count) and contribute significantly to good sleep hygiene. One of the essential elements of great sleep is temperature. Ideally, a lower core temperature at night leads to optimal sleep. When choosing linens for your bed, you will want to choose a fabric like Fairmont Store’s 300 thread count sheet set with 100% cotton sateen fabric for a luxe and silky result, providing breathability and preventing temperature fluctuations at night. If you are prone to allergies, opt for a Gel Bedding Experience with a duvet insert made of hypoallergenic fibres that offers breathability while dissipating moisture.
There’s a Time for Everything… Including a Bath
Consider adding a warm bath or shower to your nighttime routine to trigger sleepiness. But it’s not just the act of the bath that is beneficial; the timing of the bath is equally essential. For example, taking a bath 90 minutes to one hour before bedtime increases your body temperature, after which your body will experience a decrease in body temperature, the perfect primer for sleep onset.
Further elevate your bathtime experience with a Le Labo Rose 31 Bath Salts; the serene soak is filled with a calming scent to detox and soothe the mind and the body.
Sip on a Sleepy Brew
Teas have been used as natural sleep aids for hundreds of years. Classic chamomile tea, such as Lot 35’s Organic Egyptian Chamomile is one of the most popular varieties, providing a mild sedative effect and a plethora of antioxidants for health and skin benefits. Or savor the extraordinary Hush tea, a slightly herbaceous blend featuring chamomile and lavender designed for a restful finish to your day.