When is the best time to go to to sleep?

by Sophie Iroegbunam February 25, 2022 3 min read

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Although most of us like to get our sleep many of us do not get the recommended hours of sleep that is beneficial for our bodies and it is possible that this is due to what time we go to sleep. When we come home we can be distracted by any things that cause us to go to sleep at a late time, which does not allow us to wake up and have a productive day. Here at Furnitureful, we want many people to have the best sleep experience, through our hybrid sprung mattresses and our beautiful upholstered ottoman beds, but without knowledge of when to sleep on them, many can miss out on the best sleep possible. Read on for some handy information on when is the best time to go to sleep. 

According to a new study, the "golden hour" between 10 and 11 p.m, is the best time to fall asleep. According to their findings, people who sleep during this golden hour had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke than those who sleep outside of it.

Because our natural cardician rhythm is dependent on the sun rising and setting, it's a good idea to match your bedtime to your rhythm. The time you need to wake up is determined by your daily schedule and the time you need to be dressed and ready for work, school, or university. Similarly, this influences when you should go to bed in order to receive the proper quantity of sleep. Our internal body clock is disrupted when we go to bed at different times than we are used to.

Simply subtract eight hours from the time you need to wake up to determine the optimal time for you to go to bed.

For example:

If you wake up at 5 am the optimal time for you to go to bed is 9 pm. 

If you wake up at 8 am the optimal time for you to go to bed is 12 pm


 

There are 2 ways that you can help yourself get to sleep at the right time for you:


1. Put your phone down.


The blue light emitted by your phone and tablet inhibits the production of melatonin in your body. When the amount of natural light in the evening decreases, your body produces this hormone. Blue light inhibits the production of this hormone, preventing you from falling asleep. Set a timer for when you won't glance at your phone to avoid it interfering with your sleep, or remove it entirely from the bedroom.

2. Establish a solid nighttime routine.

To avoid mental stimulation, turn off your television and devices, including tablets and laptops, an hour before you go to bed.

You might also find it beneficial to add relaxing activities to your night routine, such as having a warm bath, reading a book or magazine, writing a diary, or practising meditation. As part of your normal sleep-wake cycle, your mind begins to wind down for sleep a few hours before bedtime, so use your bedtime routine to help that process along.

Every day, stick to your bedtime and wake-up timings. Following a consistent sleep regimen, according to the Sleep Foundation, helps educate your brain to naturally feel tired when it's bedtime.

Sophie Iroegbunam
Sophie Iroegbunam


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