“I love to sleep. When I’m rested, I’m at my best.” – Halle Berry
As humans, we’re wired to sleep during the night and be awake during the day. For most of us, that isn’t much of an issue, but it can be if you work overnight. While it’s possible to sleep well during the day, you’re probably going to have to make a few changes in your lifestyle – and sleep style – to do so.
Drinking Too Much Caffeine?
One surefire way to make sleeping through the daytime an uncomfortable experience is drinking too much caffeine too close to bedtime. For overnight workers, morning is evening – and you have to treat it that way. Try to stay away from any caffeine for 6 to 8 hours before you plan to go to sleep.
Is Your Bedroom Too Bright?
When the light hits your closed eyelids in the morning, it triggers a biological reaction to start bringing you out of sleep. Try getting blackout curtains – they’re made specifically to keep light from shining through your window and will help keep your sleeping space dark.
Noise During the Daytime Hours?
If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of living near noisy neighbors, you know that too much noise will interfere with your sleep no matter what time it is. If you live with other people, whether family, friends, or roommates, asking them to be quiet will usually only go so far.
If your environment is noisy try using headphones and listening to white noise. Sounds of the ocean, thunderstorms, or even a powerful fan can drown out the ambient sounds of the day and help you sleep.
Are You Using a Weighted Blanket?
A weighted blanket from Comfitude can help you sleep better during the day, thanks to the science of deep touch pressure stimulation, or DTPS. According to research, light pressure, like that exerted by hugging another person or wrapping yourself in the comforting embrace of a weighted blanket from Comfitude, can cause a decrease in the stress hormone cortisol and an increase in feel-good hormones serotonin and melatonin – both of which can help you calm down and get to sleep faster.
For some of us, sleeping during the day is easy. For others, not so much. With a weighted blanket from Comfitude and a few simple changes, you, too, can get the sleep your body and mind need no matter the time of day.