Insomnia is a very common condition with one-third of Australians battling to get enough quality sleep during the night. Insomnia can differ for each person. Some experience these sleep-deprived stages for only a short period while others can spend months or even years in a sleepless cycle that deprives them of their happiness and energy.
Why You Should Treat Insomnia
A lack of sleep can weaken your immune system leaving you more vulnerable to illness. Insomnia makes it harder to stay awake during normal working hours and causes poor concentration, forgetfulness, irritability, a bad mood, depression, anxiety, and tension headaches. You can accomplish much more in one hour if you remain focused than you can all day if your mind is tired and in a blur. So if you’re experiencing severe insomnia, make sure to talk to your GP.
How to Get Better Sleep This Year
The start of 2021 is a good time to solve your sleep issues for good. There are quite a few changes you can make and things you can do to help you get better sleep from now on such as the following.
Install Stop Noise Secondary Glazing
Lots of people find it hard to sleep when street noises or music is playing in the background. Even if you do sleep, you won’t get the quality deep sleep that is required for restoring proper brain function and focus. If you find yourself listening to street noises until the early hours of the morning then you should consider double glazing for your windows.
Stop Noise Secondary Glazed windows are when the second layer of glass is installed along with your current window. This conversion blocks out the noise because sound waves become distorted when they pass through 2 layers of different thickness of glass and because the large airspace of between 70 to 100mm absorbs noise. With these windows, all of those street noises will be reduced and you can finally focus on getting more sleep.
Install Window Block-Out Blinds
Some people do find it hard to sleep with the light on. This is because your mind is programmed to be awake when the sun is up. Window block-outs or roller shades can be installed behind your curtains or current blinds. These block-outs can be pulled down at night or when you need to sleep to block out all light coming from outside.
Avoid Caffeine Drinks
It is best to cut out all caffeine from your diet from now on. But if you cannot live without caffeine then you should at the very least stop drinking coffee at least one hour before going to bed. Try a decaf coffee at night or switch over to hot milk and honey for a soothing night drink.
Play Static in the Room
Static noises have been known to promote better sleep. If you find it hard to fall asleep then you should consider playing some soft static on a radio in your room. Ideally, you should download a static track from the internet or get it on CD so annoying commercials won’t interrupt your sleep.
Get a Better Bed
Your bed can also be the root cause of your lack of sleep. If your bed has you feeling all sore within just a few hours then you should make a priority of getting a better bed. Even a quality mattress on the floor is better than a bed that causes backaches.
Go To Bed at the Same Time Every Night
Before you will fall right asleep, you will need to train your brain to fall asleep at a certain time. To do this, you should go to bed at the same time every night. Before you know it, you will start feeling tired at the right time instead of during the day when you should be working.
With these tips, we are sure that you can achieve your goal of getting more quality sleep at night and we are also sure that you will feel much happier and more focused within just a few weeks. Contact Stop Noise today to get your windows soundproof today.