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While some people feel tired and drift off to sleep easily, others have trouble falling asleep. If you're among these many, it may be hard not to feel jealous of those people that fall asleep in a wink. But worry not! We'll discuss some easy ways you can make sure you're on time for your date with the sandman every evening.
Trouble Sleeping? Here's Why You Might Struggle to Fall Asleep
Ever felt like a nocturnal acrobat, tossing and turning in bed instead of drifting off into dreamland? Chronic stress can do that to you. Other people struggle to fall asleep due to sleep hygiene problems, such as eating or having caffeine too close to bedtime or trying to sleep in a room that's too light, loud, or warm.
What else can cause insomnia or result in people losing out on quality sleep? The Mayo Clinic states that some people have disrupted sleep patterns due to their work schedule or travel. Other things that can make it harder to get to sleep include certain medical conditions and medications, the aging process, and mental health conditions.
If you're among those who have a hard time falling asleep, there's hope. Knowing how to make yourself tired can help you fall asleep quickly. You can also work on improving your sleep quality in a few simple ways.
Good Quality Sleep Starts with These 4 Factors
Ready for a little sleep secret? Your bedroom—yes, that comfy haven of yours—can be your biggest friend or foe in your quest for dream-filled nights. Sprinkle in these sleep-friendly tips and watch your room transform into a ticket for faster, better sleep. Let's give your ZZZs a boost, shall we?
1) Block light
Ideally, a dark bedroom provides the best sleep environment. Keep in mind that it's not just natural light coming through windows or a night light that you have to worry about. Blue light from your cell phone also counts as light that interferes with your sleep cycle.
In fact, a 2019 study published in Chronobiology International showed that blocking blue light led to improved sleep quality. In addition to closing blinds or curtains and putting your cell phone away, wearing a Blissy Sleep Mask can help block light, so you feel sleepy.
2) Cool down
Your body temperature can mess up your sleep quality. Having a higher body temperature can make it more difficult to get a good night's rest. You might spend more time tossing and turning instead of enjoying some restful sleep.
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that being too hot or warm can interfere with circadian rhythm. This can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep during the night.
A cooler sleep environment can help you fall asleep faster. Blissy Silk Pillowcases provide a cool, soft surface that helps regulate your body temperature while you sleep.
3) Create a comforting sleep environment
Setting up the right, healthy sleep environment is an important part of being able to fall asleep. The National Institute of Health recommends:
- Sleeping on a comfortable mattress
- Blocking light
- Keeping temperatures cool
- Reducing noise
- Taking other steps to create an ideal place to sleep
A Blissy Silk Sleep Mask can block light, while a Blissy Silk Pillowcase offers a smooth, comfortable surface to sleep on.
4) Try aromatherapy
Aromatherapy involves using certain scents to help you feel relaxed and ready for sleep. How well does this work?
A 2021 review published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that aromatherapy helped improve sleep for adults and elderly individuals.
Essential oils and other products can help you put aromatherapy to use for a good night's sleep. Blissy Sleep & Pillow Mists also provide a great way to bring soothing scents into your bedroom.
Take Cool Comfort to the Next Level with a Blissy Silk Pillowcase
Let's let you in on a little bedtime secret—it's time to give your cotton pillowcase the old heave-ho and welcome the superstar of sleep: a Blissy Silk Pillowcase. It's the key to improving sleep quality by a thousand. Made of the finest silk, these pillowcases have a cooling effect that prevents you from getting too warm while you're trying to sleep.
What else makes these pillowcases good for nighttime sleep? Blissy pillowcases are super soft and comfortable to rest your head on as you fall asleep. They also offer numerous benefits for your skin and hair.
Sleep Like a Star with the Blissy Sleep Mask
Now, are you ready to really float away on cloud 9? A Blissy Sleep Mask, also made from 100% mulberry silk, can help you enjoy majorly restorative sleep. These sleep masks have an adjustable elastic strap and cushioning that helps ensure a comfortable fit throughout the night.
When you want to get some shut-eye, Blissy sleep masks can also help with their light-blocking ability. Wearing one of these sleep masks can help create a dark environment that allows you to get healthy sleep.
Induce Sleep with Blissy Sleep and Pillow Mist
Want a little extra help sliding into sweet dreams? Cue the Blissy Sleep & Pillow Mist. With just a gentle spritz, this soothing sidekick sets the stage for relaxation. So you can drift off to sleep quickly. These mists are available in different calming scents, including Lavender & Eucalyptus, Lemongrass & Eucalyptus, Jasmine & Eucalyptus, and Woodsmoke + Leather & Eucalyptus.
Spraying this mist around your room can fill the air with soothing scents that help ensure you get enough sleep. Breathing in these scents can help your body and mind feel more relaxed.
Additional Tips on How to Make Yourself Tired
Ready for more? Here come some sleep-friendly tricks that will make snooze easy your middle name.
- Do sleep meditations to calm your nervous system
- Try progressive muscle relaxation to ease tension
- Do a digital detox that involves staying off your phone and tablet at bedtime
- Grab a book, and do some bedtime reading
- Take a warm bath or shower as part of your sleep routine
- Listen to some relaxing music
- Keep a consistent sleep schedule
- Avoid eating big meals or having caffeine in the evening
Read What Customers Have to Say About Blissy Products
Getting better sleep isn't wishful thinking when you add Blissy products to your bedroom! In fact, tens of thousands of customers have left rave reviews about their Blissy Silk Pillowcases. Here are just a few.
Sheryl M. states that her Blissy pillowcase helps her "go to sleep easier, wake up less, and feel more refreshed the next day."
Susan S. loves to feel the "silky smoothness against my face" and appreciates being able to "sleep better and awake without the usual lines that my cotton pillowcases leave on my face." She also praises her Blissy Silk Pillowcase for its hypoallergenic qualities and the way it makes her complexion "clear and glowing."
Customer Karen M. shares the love for Blissy silk pillowcases with her 6-year-old grandson. She loves that these pillowcases are "soft to my face and hair" and that they help her grandson sleep better.
Get Blissy Today for Better Sleep
Ready to snooze in record time? Enjoy deep sleep night after night with Blissy products! Check out our selection of Blissy Silk Pillowcases, Blissy Sleep Masks, and Blissy Sleep & Pillow Mists for your bedtime routine.
- Insomnia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic. (2016, October 15). Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355167
- Janků, K. S., Šmotek, M., Fárková, E., & Kopřivová, J. (2020). Block the light and sleep well: Evening blue light filtration as a part of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Chronobiology International, 37(2), 248–259. https://doi.org/10.1080/07420528.2019.1692859
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- Can’t sleep? Try these tips: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. (n.d.). https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000853.ht
- Her, J., & Cho, M. (2021). Effect of aromatherapy on sleep quality of adults and elderly people: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 60, 102739. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102739