How Your Home Affects Your Sleep

We all know about the importance of sleep, however there are many people who struggle to get the recommended 8 hours each night. Have you ever thought about the way your home is arranged and how it can affect your sleep? Turning down the heat and banning electronics in your bedroom can contribute to better sleep every night.


Getting in a good eight hours of sleep promotes good health and longevity, according to Matthew Walker, founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science, at the University of California, Berkeley. And yet many of us are scraping by on a whole lot less. How can we improve the nightly total? Maximizing comfort in our bedrooms and keeping them dark to establish good habits are just two of the following ways life at home can be tweaked to keep sleep loss to a minimum.