With Winter fast approaching, you may notice changes in your sleep quality.  Here are some tips to help you make it through the cold night.

1. Lower the Thermostat with Caution

You don’t want your bedroom to be too cold, but it shouldn’t be too hot either.  Your core temperature naturally drops around bedtime, and hot bedrooms can throw off this process, making it harder to sleep.

2. Avoid Holiday Food Before Bed

Most holiday foods are very filling, which can keep you up at night.  Stick with light foods before bed, like a banana or some yogurt.

3. Use a Sunrise Alarm Clock

Our bodies naturally wake up to sunlight, but this can be a problem during the Winter months.  Luckily, a sunrise alarm clock can help with this.  Sunrise alarm clocks work by waking you up by emitting light.

4. Use a Humidifier

Colder air means drier air.  Dry air can interrupt your sleep or make it harder to sleep because it irritates the sinuses, like your nose and throat.  If this is you, then it’s time to get a humidifier.  Humidifiers moisturize dry air, and some brands add aromatherapy features.

5. Insulate Your Bedroom

Cold air can seep into your bedroom through the bottom space of your door.  Prevent this by stuffing clothes or towels under your bedroom door.