Better Sleep: Avoiding Naps

We have all experienced that time of the day where it feels like our eyes want to droop from our sockets and we just want to fall over our desks to have a nap. Short bursts of sleep can feel amazing especially after a long day’s work, but the after effects might not be as fun. You might have a lack of energy afterwards or you end up sleeping a full 8 hours in the afternoon. This could lead to you not getting a good night’s rest in the evening and leave you tired the next day – and so the cycle continues!

One of the best ways to overcome this is to avoid naps completely and the best way to do that is to invest in a proper mattress or bed. If you buy a mattress or buy a bed you need to make sure that you will be able to get the most out of the sleeping experience every night. A new mattress or a new bed will make the world’s difference and you won’t be feeling so tired every day. Here are a few tips that you can use in order to avoid naps even more in addition to a new mattress from The Sleep Shop.

Stick to a regular sleep schedule

This is very important if you want to avoid naps during the day. Make sure that you have bedtime routine and that you do it every single night before you go to bed. You also need to set a certain time when you get into bed to fall asleep and when you wake up in the mornings. You need to follow these times religiously. Soon before long your body will develop an internal alarm clock and switch on or off on its own without any interruptions during the day.

Avoid electronics

This might be harder than expected because we have become so used to falling asleep with the TV on or with our cell phones in our hands. Switch these devices off before you go to bed. They keep your brain awake and running with information that it had just received and the backlight of these devices interrupts the cycle as a whole, leaving you tired the next day. Rather settle in with a book (an e-reader will also work as the light is quite dim) or a word search. You can also opt for background music to lull you to sleep for the whole night.

Keep your bedroom dark and cool

Unnecessary light will bring you out of your sleep – just think of when someone pulls the curtains open in the morning and sunlight streams in. You are bound to wake up! Keep the room dark and cool. Low temperatures allow our bodies to sleep deeper, giving us a rested feeling the next day and higher energy levels. You will be sure to avoid naps the whole day!

The Sleep Shop is you source for a great mattress to get the best night’s sleep. We offer the top brands and features with free delivery and removal of your old bedding. Visit any of our convenient locations:

2802 50th Street
Lubbock, TX

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Amarillo, TX

3303 W. Illinois
Midland, TX

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Odessa, TX