World Sleep Day – Improve Your Sleep With Shutters

World Sleep Day is held on the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox each year and this year it falls on this Friday 15th. World Sleep Day is intended to celebrate sleep and a call to action on the important issues related to sleep, including medication, education, social aspects and driving. It is organised every year by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society (founded by WASM and WSF) and they aim to lessen the burden of sleep problems around the world and have better preventions and management of sleep disorders.

Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. Sleep is involved with the healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to the increased risk of multiple diseases and health problems. There is such a thing as too much sleep. For adults, it is recommended to consistently get seven to eight hours a sleep a night. Any more or less can increase your risk to serious conditions. Getting enough sleep is key to a healthy lifestyle. An important thing to remember is getting a good night’s sleep won’t grant you immunity from disease but it will surely help. It will also help you to have a better mood and reduce your stress.

There are many ways to ensuring a good night’s sleep. Some recommendations are to set a regular bed-time. Your body craves consistency, creating the habit and going to sleep and waking up at the same time. Schedule your sleep as you do for other important tasks. Also, de-caffeinate yourself. Caffeine is a huge factor in disturbing your sleep patterns. Try to cut down or stop drinking caffeinated drinks six to eight hours before bed. De-stress yourself. Spend 60 minutes before bed to wind down and relax. Take a hot bath, meditate or you can even envision a soothing scene while lying in bed. Turn off daytime worries and distractions. Exercising regularly also helps in improving your sleep. Don’t work out right before bed though seeing as exercise make you more alert and will disturb your sleep. Make your bed a haven. Don’t pay bills or work in bed. If it takes you longer than normal to fall asleep try listening to some soothing music to help you relax.

If you are sensitive to light and it affects your sleep, then a solution we highly recommend is our shutters. Shutters are a great solution to blocking out unwanted light, this is because they can be fixed to the frame and when closed less light is able to come into the room making it darker than curtains or normal blinds would. If you are wanting to make it extra dark and maximise your light reduction at night, then we can also add room darkening blinds to your shutters. They sit between the window and shutters, incorporated in the same frame as the shutter. The room darkening blind is a simple yet stylish solution to blocking out all the unwanted light to help ensure a better-uninterrupted sleep.

If you would like to start having a better sleep in celebration to World Sleep Day, contact one of our friendly staff on 020 8871 9222 or email us your enquiries and look forward to a less stressful well rested future.

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