High quality sleep is extremely important to your overall health and well-being. Here, five tips for creating a healthy sleep environment from Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer, Dr. Michael F. Roizen, MD.
Tip #1: Make your bedroom conducive to sleep: Turn down the temperature so it’s cool and your body registers that it is time for bed.
Tip #2: Cover any ambient light sources — even those small blinking alarm clock lights.
Tip #3: Use a memory foam mattress for healthy spinal alignment and comfort, and a memory foam pillow to properly support your neck.
Tip #4: Turn on an air purifier (a high-efficiency particulate air filter, or HEPA filter, works best) to remove problematic particles, allowing you to breathe and sleep more soundly.
Tip #5: Cover your mattress and pillows with organic cotton encasements to minimize dust mites and use linens that resist bacteria growth.