FOOD & HOME

The Quicker Way to a Good Night's Rest

Some useful tips to help you fall asleep faster.

Finding true rest for body and mind, a woman on the sofa is reading a book in the living room with the best temperature for sleep. Finding true rest for body and mind, a woman on the sofa is reading a book in the living room with the best temperature for sleep.

Experts remind us that we need a good seven to nine hours of sleep at night to function optimally. But how many of us are actually able to stick to that regimen? Life seems to inundate us with distractions almost everywhere we look, making it harder to de-stress and relax after we get home.

Even more fatiguing is the fact that long-term sleep deprivation not only leaves us feeling perpetually groggy and sluggish, it can also lead to a number of health complications we could all do without, such as obesity, diabetes, and depression.

The science of sleep

The good news is that a good night’s rest isn’t entirely out of reach. Here are a few simple steps that will have you sleeping soundly sooner than you think.

A woman is sleeping well in the bed, and it looks the environment has an ideal sleeping temperature. A woman is sleeping well in the bed, and it looks the environment has an ideal sleeping temperature.
A woman is closing the curtains in the room and that is one of the ways to sleep well. A woman is closing the curtains in the room and that is one of the ways to sleep well.

1. Welcome the dark

If you want to get in some quality sleep, you’re going to have to dim the lights, close the curtains and switch off the electronics — your smartphone, laptop, TV — at least an hour before bedtime. Darkness triggers melatonin excretion, that sleep-inducing hormone which keeps our circadian rhythms, or internal clock, in balance. Turning your room into a cozy sanctuary will distract your brain from all things bright and help it calm down considerably faster.

To get more deep sleep, a woman is keeping the white pillow and bed sheet clean. To get more deep sleep, a woman is keeping the white pillow and bed sheet clean.

2. Keep it clean and tidy

A cluttered room is the sign of a cluttered mind. By keeping your bedding clean and getting rid of clutter and disturbances, you can sail away into dreamland in just a few winks. Fresh linens and a tidy room will have you waking up feeling a little more rejuvenated.

Tea for anxiety and relaxation is one of the tips to sleep well, and a woman is drinking lavender tea for deep sleep on the bed. Tea for anxiety and relaxation is one of the tips to sleep well, and a woman is drinking lavender tea for deep sleep on the bed.

3. Calm the senses

Spraying sleep-promoting lavender and nursing a warm cup of herbal tea will help your senses stay tranquil before bed and restore balance. Lavender has quite a long history of medicinal use and is believed to have anxiety relieving properties that increase relaxation and overall sense of calm.

Samsung Air Conditioner is hanging on the wall, and Wind Free technology of the Samsung AC makes the perfect sleep environment Samsung Air Conditioner is hanging on the wall, and Wind Free technology of the Samsung AC makes the perfect sleep environment

4. Keep disturbances at bay

Controlling the climate of your environment is key — but doing so without any disturbance is even more beneficial because direct draft can be cumbersome, disturbing to your sleep. Samsung’s proprietary WindFree™* technology cools quickly without causing a stir, to ensure you sleep comfortably without unwanted wind.*

Good night. Draft-free night.

* ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) defines “Still Air” as air currents at speeds below 0.15m/s which lacks the presence of cold drafts.

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