Saturday, November 21, 2015

Easy Home Tips to Increase Energy and Get Better Sleep

It’s pretty common for people to wake up tired and worn out in morning but it isn’t necessary. Of course, there are many underlying reasons that your sleep can be disrupted, such as diet, sleep apnea or pituitary dysfunction, but those things need to be discussed with a professional and are less common.
We at Unique Home Building, are often asked our help in designing bedrooms and lighting to create better sleep, so we’ve heard every story there is on what’s working and what’s not for people’s sleep routines. So we’d like to share some very basic and simple lifestyle solutions you can do in your own home that will increase your energy and get better sleep.
Create a peaceful space:
Is your room inviting you to deep sleep?  Rooms that are too bright or don't have enough airflow can really mess with the ability to sleep deeply.  Our suggestion is to ask a contractor to install a couple extra windows. This way the air flow can stream through the room, keeping the air from getting stagnant which can lead to congestion and fatigue in the sinuses. Remember that windows bring more light, so be sure to also install blackout window shades or shutters.  This allows you to keep it dark while enjoying airflow and the option to open up the room to more light in the morning. Nothing to lose here, except the fatigue and sinus pressure!


Look at your routine:
Everyone has weaknesses in their morning routine, so let's try to reduce the confusion and chaos by being more prepared the night before.  For example, if you have a job to be at early in the morning, set your clothes aside, ironed and ready, along with any food you plan to take with you. If you have children, gather your kid’s clothes together and have lunches made in the evening; have them help too, this encourages responsibility, teamwork and less stress on you. After all, it's the prepared that succeed!


Keep the ambiance peaceful.
Having the glow of red lights and the activity of phones and computers can really rob you of your restful sleep *and* waking.  Look around your room.  Is it restful?  Do you feel warm and energized when you wake?  If not, take inventory of what's stifling you and get some change happening.  Whether it's in need of moving cyberspace to another room, painting with uplifting colors or even a total remodel, you decide what needs to happen and then get it done.  Getting proper peace and rest is vital to good health and prosperity.


Hydrate:
It’s important, incredibly important to get hydrated first thing in the morning. Even if you do have an underlying disorder, this tip will be very helpful. Drinking water first thing in the morning not only energizes all the cells in your body, but also flushes out all of your internal systems, helping your brain to function more clearly and with more energy.


Be active.
It's common knowledge that physical activity is important for both your mind and body, but it can be really difficult to find the time to fit it into our busy schedules.  If you can go for a run or stop by the gym first thing in the morning, great! Another idea is a 20 minute yoga routine or run. If not, make a plan to implement a small routine into your morning so you at least set a pattern and habit to care for your mind and body which will in turn, not only set up your day with energy but also the rest of your life.


If you are struggling with good rest and energy for your day, please try these tips and see the improvement quickly. 

Remember, if you need to make bigger changes to your bedroom, lighting or other aspects of your hope, please contact us at Unique Home and see how we can help you!

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