Tips for Better Sleep in Your Town Lake Austin Apartments
Did you know that the CDC called insufficient sleep a “public health epidemic”? It’s not hard to see why, with 70% of adults reporting insufficient sleep some of the time, and 11% reporting insufficient sleep every single night! Residents of our Riverside Austin apartments are no exception (but we’d like them to be). In our busy, plugged-in lives, it can be more challenging than ever to get consistently good sleep. But our sleep quality and quantity can have profound effects on our mental and physical health, as anyone who’s ever suffered with insomnia can attest to.
At Lakeshore Pearl, we want all our residents to have the best chance of getting quality sleep. The good news is that there are steps you can take to improve your sleep without ever leaving your Riverside Austin apartments. These are just some of our tips to get started on your path to better sleep.
If you know anyone in our community who could use some help getting better sleep, be sure to share this post with them once you’re done reading! For now, take a moment for yourself and let us tell you about our top tips for better sleep in your Town Lake Austin apartments!
Invest In The Best Bed
A bad bed means bad sleep, hands down. And even a bed that’s fine for someone else might not be the right bed for you. We recommend going to a mattress company where you can test out different firmnesses, fills, and price points that fit you best. Or if you have a decent mattress but would like it to be just a little softer, there are lots of excellent mattress toppers out there.
Beyond the mattress, a good pillow is key. We’ve all got one of those old pillows that have been around forever, but pillows older than about two years (or as little as six months for polyester pillows) should be thrown out and replaced with something better. Whether you go with memory foam, down-filled, or something else, a new pillow is going to give you the support and cleanliness you need for a good night’s sleep.
Have a Consistent Routine
We bet you’ve heard this one before, but it’s super important. It can be challenging, as a busy adult, to have a consistent schedule. Still, being as consistent as possible about when you sleep, wake, and wind down for the night can make all the difference.
Your body works best when it has a routine, so waking up at a consistent time and setting a typical bedtime (one that allows you at least 8 hours of sleep) is the single best way to ensure that you sleep well and feel rested when you wake.
Take Time to Wind Down
Similarly, having a wind-down routine can be a great way to signal to your body that it’s bedtime and help you get to sleep faster. Give yourself 30 minutes or more to do something relaxing before bed, whether that’s drinking some herbal tea, journaling to clear your mind, or listening to a fun podcast. And of course, brush your teeth, wash your face, take out your contacts, and all that good stuff. Your body will thank you.
Get Light at the Right Time
Your body evolved to sleep when it’s dark and wake when it’s light. Nowadays light pollution in the form of computer and phone screens makes it more challenging than ever for your body to regulate itself as it should. Blue light, in particular, confuses your body’s Circadian rhythm, so take some time before bed to get away from computers, TVs, phones, and other screens.
Getting plenty of sunlight during the day will also help your body better regulate its Circadian rhythm while giving you a healthy dose of Vitamin D. If you have a particularly hard time with feeling sleepy at the right times, a low dose melatonin supplement can be found over the counter and may be a helpful addition to your nighttime routine.
Which of these sleep tips did you need to hear most? We hope we’ve helped point you in the direction of more restful sleep! If you found this helpful and would like to see more tips and recommendations like these, be sure to bookmark our blog page for easy access to future posts. Beyond that, make sure you’re following us on Instagram so you never miss the special offers, events, and updates we post for residents and applicants of our community of Riverside Austin apartments.