You may have heard of “clean eating.” Now try “clean sleeping.” It’s the newest trend, and health gurus swear by it. But is sleep hygiene as beneficial as it sounds? Let’s find out.
What is clean sleeping?
Clean sleeping prioritizes getting ample rest every night (at least eight hours). It means prioritizing your need for rest. So, now onwards think before staying up late to finish that extra work.
Does it actually work?
It’s ideal to get at least eight hours of sleep, but clean sleeping is more about quality than quantity. Everyone needs proper, deep restorative sleep with enough oxygen in every breath, so as to give your body the rest it requires.
To improve your sleep quality, sleep specialist Dr. Michael Gelb recommends opening your airway by using a mute nasal stent and getting fitted for an oral sleep device. Subsequently, just like any other health regime, it’s all about committing yourself to getting eight hours of sleep every night.
How to get more hours of sleep at home?
Let’s face it: getting eight hours of sleep is like a fantasy for many of us, right? If you have already cut back on the distractions (no Netflix or Facebook before bed), yoga and meditation can help you get into sleep mode. Most of all, if you stop overdoing it during the day, you’ll be more likely to get a restful sleep in the night. It’s all about balancing your life.
So stop answering those texts and work emails and leave it all for the morning