6 Ways to Sleep Better at Night

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health
August 10, 2019
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Today’s blog post on 6 Ways to Sleep Better at Night is written in partnership with Carressa Linen.

As a busy work-at-home mom, getting a good night‘s sleep is vital to a successful day. My day starts early and ends late and sleep is necessary to maintain good health so I can continue to take care of everyone and everything I have to do throughout the day. Sometimes, it can be difficult to get a good night‘s sleep, especially when challenges in life arise or the list of tasks is long. With these 6 tips, you can get a good night‘s sleep too.

woman reading in bed

1 – Set a regular schedule for sleeping and waking. If you find yourself struggling with sleep, try to get in a habit of waking up and going to sleep at regular times during the week. Be sure to continue this on the weekend as well.

2 – Avoid consuming caffeine late in the day. While a single dose of caffeine can help to enhance focus, energy and sports performance, when consumed late in the day, it can stimulate your nervous system and prevent your body from relaxing. Caffeine can stay elevated in your blood for up to 8 hours! Avoid drinking large amounts of caffeine between 3-4 p.m.

3 – Reduce naps during the day. While taking naps during the day may feel great at the time, it may actually confuse your internal clock. This may affect you sleeping well at night. 

4 – Take a relaxing bath or shower. Did you know that taking a warm bath, shower or even a foot bath before bed can help you relax and improve your sleep quality? I have definitely found this to be true myself. Just something about taking a hot shower before bed relaxes me and makes it super easy for me to fall asleep and get a good night‘s sleep.

5 – Optimize your bedroom environment. If you live in a noisy environment or have pets, you may find that you hear every noise out there. Something that we’ve found to be helpful is having a white noise machine. Your brain tunes out all the other noise and focuses on the noises coming from the machine. You can also optimize your bedroom environment by eliminating external light and setting the temperature to be around 70°F (not too hot and not too cold).

6 – Get a comfortable mattress, pillow and sheets. In our home, we love our Purple mattress. While buying a mattress can definitely be a big investment, it’s not something you do all of the time. Neither is buying pillows. Something I’ve found to be very important that affects my night‘s sleep is the right set of sheets. I want them to be soft and comfortable and not something that makes me sweat through the night. If you’re looking for a good set of sheets, I recommend you pick up a set of the 1000 Thread Count Carressa Linen sheets. We purchased the Queen sized sheets and love them. They feel so soft and luxurious, plus they look pretty! We purchased the Dark Grey color and love them!

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These sheets are awesome! They are made with 100% Egyptian Cotton and definitely feel luxurious. The 1000-Thread Count sheet sets feature extra-long staple cotton, which allows you to relax in cool comfort. The sheets are breathable and long-lasting and the finishing process accentuates the luster and softness of the fabric.

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The Queen Sheet Set includes a 90 x 102 inch flat Sheet, 60 x 80 x 15 inch fitted Sheet, and two 20 x 30 pillowcases. There are different colors to choose from as well. You’ll find luxury and comfort with these sheets. Carressa Linen provides a high quality bedding experience, which is needed for a highly comfortable and restful night of sleep. You’ll also get a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

Be sure to try out these tips to get a good night‘s sleep!

What additional tips do you have for getting a good night’s sleep?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

30 Responses to “6 Ways to Sleep Better at Night”

  1. Alli Smith says:

    I love good quality sheets! My mattress and sheets are so important to me when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. I’ve got to try these high-count sheets. I’m a sheet snob and these look amazing!

  2. Those sheets look and sound amazing. I generally sleep well we have our routine which includes dogs and all in our bed but it works, but sheets like that are always a welcome addition.

  3. Liz Mays says:

    I definitely need to keep these things in mind when travel messes up my sleep schedule. Those sheets must be so cool and comfortable.

  4. These sound like some great sheets! We do need to get a better set. Ours is rather old. I always hope to have better sleep–some nights are better than others.

  5. Jeanette says:

    I would LOVE to sleep well at night! I have a real hard time doing so! Maybe if I get this sheet set I could settle down a little and sleep more!

  6. Colleen says:

    Really great sheets make all the difference for me. I have a hard time sleeping if my sheets feel like sandpaper.

  7. Karen says:

    These are great suggestions! Good quality sheets are a must 🙂

  8. Agnes Dela Cruz says:

    I am obsessed with beddings and linens. I hoard sets every time I go shopping, will check this brand out.

  9. joy says:

    good post! i totally agree about caffeine. had coffee once when driving someone to the airport to stay awake and it did that but also kept me awake all night. not used to caffeine lol.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  10. Ugh, I have a continuous struggle with trying to get to sleep. I love your tips on how to accomplish sleep faster and will try them out. Always looking for new methods to try.

  11. I’ve always struggled with sleep because naturally I’m more of a night owl. But I have noticed that forcing myself to go to sleep at a decent hour and getting up at the same time does help.

  12. Katrina Kroeplin says:

    I wish I could sleep more at night. I say this as I write past midnight lol. Those sheets look amazing! Great tips

  13. HilLesha says:

    Having high quality sheets help! I usually love to take a nap during the day, but reducing them is another surefire way of helping me sleep better at night.

  14. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    These are all great tips. For me, I do not have issues falling asleep. It is staying asleep that I am struggling with. For some reason, I cannot sleep past 2 or 3 am. I am just wide awake! I will try your tips though. Maybe these will give me a real good night’s sleep.

  15. Thank you for sharing these helpful tips! We all need to have a good night sleep after a whole tiring day!

  16. Ruth I says:

    These are amazing tips to try. Sometimes too much social media can also ruin a good sleep. Try folding clothes for an experiment, bet you feel sleepy.

  17. These are some great tips – I never sleep well at night so I am all for new ideas to try and make that sleep better.

  18. I usually take a relaxing bath or shower before bed so I can sleep better. It’s nice to fix my bed too. It really helps with my sleep.

  19. cait says:

    could not agree with this more ha i usually can get a good night sleep but these are great tips too!

  20. Marcos K. says:

    Great read!
    Sleeping is one of the most underrated factors when it comes to maximizing the daily performance, great tips.

  21. Stephen says:

    Taking a shower before bed always helps me fall alseep. Great tips.

  22. Cathy Mini says:

    These are awesome tips for a better sleep. Thanks for letting us know, it is really useful.

  23. Carolyn says:

    Good sleep is so important. I usually take a steaming hot bath every night! High-quality sheets like these would be great to have too!

  24. Kathy says:

    I think these are all really good tips. I have trouble sleeping sometimes, but lately I have been getting pretty good sleep thankfully. Those sheets look so comfy!

  25. Heather says:

    I haven’t had a good night sleep in YEARS! I’m willing to try anything at this point.

  26. Brandy says:

    These are some great tips to sleep better at night. I’ve been struggling to sleep at night. I needed to have some easy to follow tips so that I can sleep more at night.

  27. Rena says:

    I think I got them all wrong! I’m a late-night iPad reader and I drink sweet tea until I fall asleep. It’s so hard to break those bad habits. First, though, we need a new mattress!

  28. I’ll have to check out those sheets! We need some new ones and those look great!

  29. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This post is pretty helpful. I am not always the best at getting to sleep.

  30. rika says:

    My husband loves linen sheet! Getting the right bedding products is very important.

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