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There are lots of things that disturb our sleep such as noise, light, stress, eating too much before bed or looking at devices too close to bedtime, the list goes on. Here are some tools and tips on how to sleep through the night.
Try Ambient Noise
Ambient noise can be as simple as a fan blowing, the sound of rain or another neutral sound.
Ambient noise can help reduce overstimulation and help light sleepers stay asleep. There are apps that can provide ambient sounds.
Pzizz uses science to create sounds that help with insomnia, PTSD, and more.
Sleepmaker Rain is an app that uses customizable rain sounds to create pleasant ambient noise helping you fall asleep and stay asleep. You can *download sleep tracks made by Sleepmaker Apps as MP3 downloads on Amazon.
Using ambient sound to distract your mind, lull you to sleep and help you stay asleep is a simple sleep hack that will have you snoozing in no time.
Ear Plugs And Eye Masks
The Bose brand is famous for their noise-cancelling products like headphones, *earbuds, and sleepbuds. While these sleepbuds are not noise cancelling, they are designed specifically to generate white noise. They are also streamlined to fit comfortably in your ear while lying down.
A *good sleep mask should block light and feel weightless and comfortable on your face. There are a wide range of options that can optimize your sleep and help you get the rest you need. You can find masks made of cotton, silk, with contours for your eyes, or with added benefits like aromatherapy to help you drift off.
Sleep Tracking Apps
Sleep tracking apps can hone in on what’s going on while you’re sleeping. Knowing when you are getting optimal sleep and what is interrupting your sleep can be valuable information.
Sleep tracking apps can monitor all stages of your sleep during the night, light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. You can then use the data to help you better understand where you are lacking sleep quality.
The Sleep Genius app is endorsed by scientists at NASA and claims to have advanced technology to help track and monitor your sleep plus they offer advice on how to create an “ecosystem” for a better night’s sleep.
If you’re struggling with sleep one of these ideas may help you. Finding a tool or resource to help you fall asleep and stay asleep is worth the investment. Most of these ideas are low to reasonable cost and can be well worth the investment.