5 New Year's Sleep Resolutions For 2022
Every year, millions of people set New Year’s Resolutions for themselves to start the new year off at the right foot. Losing weight, joining a gym, giving up the sugary treats, you name it. But what about New Year’s Sleep Resolutions? If you’re someone who is always exhausted because you’re not getting enough shut eye or the quality of your sleep is poor, then it’s time to set yourself a few sleep goals for 2022.
Quality of sleep can impact your daily life quite a bit, whether it’s your work suffering under your sleepiness or your social life no longer existing. It’s time to take matters into your own hands and sleep better in 2022. To help you get started, we will highlight 5 New Year’s Sleep Resolutions you may want to consider.
Why Improve Your Quality of Sleep?
Before we dive into the New Year’s Resolutions, let’s first talk about why it’s actually important to improve your quality of sleep. You may be someone who can thrive off of four hours of sleep per night and a cup of coffee will get you through the rest of the day. This may be a short term solution, but in the long run, this will catch up with you without question. A poor quality of sleep can cause a lack of concentration, irritability, loss of interest and less desire to speak to others. And this is only a slight preview of the full list of symptoms you may be experiencing because of sleeping poorly. Are you convinced to do better in 2022 yet?
1. Regular Bedtimes
This may sound like a difficult one to begin with, but it’s important to have regular bedtimes and have a certain sleep schedule throughout the week. If you go to bed at 10 pm one night but stay up late until 2 am the night after, it won’t benefit your feeling of tiredness. One night can simply not “fix” your exhaustion. In 2022, try to set yourself the goal to go to sleep at 10.30 pm every night, or whatever time works for you. The same applies to getting up in the morning, try to set your alarm at similar times throughout the week. Your body needs a regular sleep schedule to fully rest and will perform better throughout the day if you have regular bedtimes.
2. High Quality Mattress And Pillows
Don’t underestimate the importance of a good mattress and pillows. After all, we approximately spend eight hours per night in bed so if there’s one thing you shouldn’t be doing, it’s saving money on your bed situation. Have you had your mattress for over five years already? Consider if it still holds the firmness your body needs. If the answer is ‘no’, then you may want to consider adding a mattress topper to your mattress. This will transform your mattress and give it more plump, which helps to improve your sleeping posture. When it comes to pillows, always consider your sleeping position when choosing a new pillow. If you sleep on your back, a firm pillow is most suitable for you whilst if you sleep on your stomach, a soft pillow is a better option.
3. Fresh Air
If you want to improve your quality of sleep, it’s important to get enough fresh air on a daily basis. During the day, but also during the night. While it may be too cold to have the window in your bedroom opened during the winter, it can help to open any ventilation grilles to let fresh air in. Even if you’re working from home at the moment, try to go out for a daily walk to inhale the fresh air. It will help you to sleep a lot better at night!
4. Refresh Your Bedding
Fresh bedding is the key to a peaceful night’s rest. Have you ever noticed that you tend to sleep best when your bedding is refreshed? If you ask us, clean bedding is one of the easiest ways to improve your sleep as it only takes a weekly wash to help you improve your quality of sleep. Why don’t you give it a try? Wash your linens regularly to experience that refreshing sleep more often.
5. Pick The Right Tog
Our last tip is an important one - pick the right tog for your duvet. If it’s winter, you don’t want to be sleeping under a summer tog duvet, and the other way around. Being too cold or too hot throughout the night is a common cause of poor sleep quality, as it means you’re less comfortable. You don’t want to wake up during the night covered in sweat or shivering from being too cold. Make sure you adapt your duvet to the season (and your own preferences). Our tip? Get an all season duvet that you can easily customise to your liking.