Sleep Better This Winter

Have you ever noticed how tired and sleepy you often become in the wintertime?  It’s not your imagination playing tricks on you.  Most people experience some sleepiness and fatigue during the winter months, but it’s not because of the cold weather.  It’s due to reduced hours of daylight.

Less daylight means a disrupted sleep cycle and an increase in your production of melatonin, a hormone that makes you sleepy.  Also, the less daylight exposure you receive, the less your body produces Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” because your body produces it in response to sunlight exposure.  

The Sleep Shop in Lubbock understands the importance of a good night’s rest, so we offer some suggestions for improving your winter sleep.

Most websites on winter sleepiness suggest two primary things to battle winter sleepiness, and these don’t include sleeping longer.  Most people need about 8 hours of sleep per night, regardless of the season.  The first tip you’ll read most often is to maximize your exposure to sunlight during the day.  Many health websites suggest opening your curtains or blinds and soon as you get up in the morning.  Also, take walks when possible and get outside several times during the day to maximize your sunlight exposure.

The second most frequent tip you’ll read about is to maximize your sleep hours by maintaining a regular sleep schedule and making your bedroom -- including the bed itself -- more conducive to a good night’s sleep.

The Sleep Shop can help.  Our superior mattresses by Sealy, Stearns and Foster or Tempur-Pedic will help you make the most of your sleep hours and help you stay refreshed during the darker days of winter.  Take advantage of our January Clearance Sale: $500 off a King for a Queen Destin West Beach Sealy Posturepedic. All mattresses, daybeds and futons are Clearanced Priced for the whole month. The Sleep Shop can set you up with the perfect mattress to give you a good night’s sleep and help you stave off that winter fatigue.

The Sleep Shop has locations across West Texas, including Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, and Odessa.  Free delivery within 100 miles of any of our stores.  Call The Sleep Shop in Lubbock today at (806)797-0837 or come browse our inventory of quality mattresses in Lubbock at 2802 50th Street. Visit for locations and to apply for credit online.