Ah, summer, the glorious season of beach trips, ice cream cones, and… sleepless nights? Wait, what?! That’s right, summer not only brings sunshine and laughter but also some serious shenanigans when it comes to our sleep. So, grab your iced coffee and let’s explore why summer seems dead set on sabotaging our slumber! 😳🤬
The Heat is On😎
The rise in temperatures turns bedrooms into saunas, making it difficult to fall and stay asleep. To beat the heat, opt for breathable bedding materials and take a refreshing pre-bedtime shower.
The Battle Against Brightness 🌇
Longer daylight hours in summer can disrupt our sleep-wake cycle. To combat this, use blackout curtains, wear an eye mask, and limit screen time before bed to avoid the negative effects of blue light.
Establishing a Summer Sleep Routine 🌅
Establishing a consistent sleep routine is essential for restful nights, even during the summer. Stick to regular bedtime and wake-up times, create a relaxing bedtime routine (here are some ideas to help you relax at home), and avoid heavy meals, caffeine, and alcohol close to bedtime.
Embracing the Night 🌛
Embracing the uniqueness of summer sleep can also help. Consider taking short naps during the day, enjoy outdoor activities in the cooler morning hours, and keep a journal to jot down intrusive thoughts before bedtime.
Don’t forget Massage 💆🏼♀️
Despite the challenges, achieving quality sleep in the summer is crucial for overall well-being. And it’s important to note that massage therapy can be a beneficial tool to improve sleep during the summer and throughout the year. A relaxing massage can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Massage also boosts the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that contributes to feelings of well-being and helps regulate sleep patterns. So, consider treating yourself to a massage to enhance your summer slumber and wake up feeling rejuvenated. Sleep well and make the most of summer! Book with us today!