In a world where things continue to move faster each day, we often overlook the importance that sleep plays in our lives, and on our health.
Sleep is not only a luxury, but it is a necessity. Just as our bodies need oxygen, water, and food, they also need quality sleep.
Over the years, many studies have been completed showing strong evidence and huge benefits of getting a good night's sleep. Sleep allows the body to heal, restore energy, and allow the brain to process information acquired during the day. Sleep is a critical function for the whole body.
How do we see the effects of sleep in our daily life? Well anyone with a child can tell you that a lack of sleep can cause reduced reaction times, emotional control issues, aka "the toddler meltdown", and the ability to focus and think clearly. There are also several health risks associated with decreased sleep including diabetes, obesity, depression, and cardiovascular disease.
What Can I Do?
So how do you get better, more restful sleep? A few ways to make sure you can get the rest your body requires is by doing the following:
- Set up a wind down schedule
- Avoid caffeine intake within 2 hours of going to sleep
- Limit exposure to blue light at least 2 hours before bed
- Make your sleeping area comfortable and relaxing
- Ensure bedding is soft, and breathable for the best temperature while sleeping
With sleep being such a vital necessity for our health, it only makes sense that we do everything we can to make it as restful, and enjoyable as we can.
Why Sew Sweet?
You can find the most comfortable and relaxing bedding ever by shopping with us at Sew Sweet Minky Designs for an ultra soft blanket that will help you have the best sleep around and provide both the comfort and soothing weight you need to get to sleep quickly and keep your temperature regulated all night long. Whether you need a lighter style for the summer months or a larger blanket to accentuate your bedroom we have the perfect fit for you.
So grab a Minky blanket today and get one step closer to improved sleep.