Your alarm is beeping incessantly and you think to yourself “It can’t possibly be time to wake up yet?!.” Unfortunately, it is. You estimate you slept maybe 3 hours again last night and start to worry about how this day is going to be just a huge drag. You cringe at the thought of how many cups of coffee you will need just to keep your eyes open.
You ask yourself, "Why couldn't I fall asleep easier and stay asleep longer?" Well, you just couldn’t get comfortable. You were tossing and turning so much that you ended up wrapping yourself up like a burrito in your sheets. You remember being hot and sweaty, then cold and shivering – it was impossible to remain in a comfortable temperature. Maybe fleece sheets were not such a good idea....But your other sheets are too rough and scratchy and they wouldn’t have been any better either.
The bottom line is this. You need to get your bedding situation figured out so you're able to sleep through an entire night. So, let’s take a deeper look into some truths about your bedding that may be contributing to this pickle you find yourself in.
Material Makes a Big Difference
Low quality synthetic sheets tend to create excessive heat in the bed, which is the biggest culprit for sweating and the eventual tossing and turning. They can also feel rough or even slippery - neither of which is an ideal finish for bedding. PeachSkinSheets are crafted to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the night. If you tend to run hot while sleeping, PeachSkinSheets will keep you cool. Also, if you tend to run cold while sleeping, our sheets will keep you warm. Our sheets are crafted with athletic grade performance fabric that’s more breathable than most fabrics, like cotton.
While cotton may be comfortable, it unfortunately absorbs moisture rather than wicking it. For example, at the gym you are more likely to choose athletic performance clothing that wicks away moisture to keep you dry. As opposed to a cotton shirt, which only absorbs sweat and sticks to your body during your workout. It’s the same principle with PeachSkinSheets.
Regularly Wash Your Sheets
It’s generally recommended to wash your sheets every 7-10 days. However, if you are an active person and don’t always shower before bed, you should wash your sheets more often - perhaps once a week. You don’t have to worry about the deterioration of your sheet’s quality if you purchase high quality sheets. PeachSkinSheets are structurally durable and made to withstand kids, pets, and years of daily use. An added bonus is that our sheets come out of the dryer wrinkle-free and will never shrink, so your bed will look neat every time. The color of your PeachSkinSheets will also not fade over time.
Be Aware of Skin Sensitivities
Because there are a lot of different fabrics used in sheets today, there are more opportunities for those with sensitive skin to be adversely affected by them. However, PeachSkinSheets are hypoallergenic and harmless for people with allergies, sensitive skin, and even eczema. And most importantly, the fibers used in our sheets are never treated with pesticides.
Now that you know some of the things to look out for when searching for new bedding, let’s talk about some other things you can change to get optimal rest.
Say Goodbye to Electronics
Make your bedroom an electronics-free zone. No working on your laptop, no scrolling through Instagram before you go to sleep. The lights used in televisions, computers, and phones keep you awake and will not allow you to properly transition into sleep. Also, make sure you turn off all electronics in your room so no large or small glowing lights keep you awake.
Create a Habit
Strive to go to sleep and wake up at the exact same time every day - even on the weekends. The more of a regular schedule you keep, the more your body will soon acclimate to the changes. Your body will know when to “power down” at a specific time and have a much easier time falling asleep and waking up. A great way to help get this rhythm started is to create a daily nighttime ritual that includes things such as drinking non-caffeinated tea or doing some light reading.
If You’re Unable to Sleep, Get Up
Lying in bed worrying about your inability to sleep will only make things worse. Get up and get a glass of water. Go sit in another room and read a book to get yourself relaxed again. Trying to stay awake sometimes is the best solution to induce drowsiness.
We hope that these tips will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. There’s nothing worse than waking up dreading the day because of poor sleep. Do yourself a favor and put all your chips on getting quality relaxation.