Trouble Sleeping? Here’s the Trick that Works for Me, Every Single Time

The one sleep trick I use to make myself fall asleep - it works every time!

I love sleep. My bed is without a doubt in the top ten list of my favorite places to be. I always thought I might grow out of it, but even as a twenty-something I require a solid 8 hours of sleep. Worse, if I get a late start going to bed, I always end up sleeping in. While I’m akin to a dead body all night, it’s that getting-to-sleep thing that I get tripped up on. Continue Reading

It’s Time to Banish This from Your Bedroom Once and for All

Why having a technology-free bedroom will help you sleep schedule, you relationships, and your happiness

Each room of your home serves a specific purpose. The kitchen exists to nourish. The living room is there for relaxation. The dining room, for fellowship. And we don’t need to go into the details of what the bathroom is for. But arguably the most important room of your home is the bedroom. It’s your sanctuary, your safe space. It’s the place where you go to lie unconscious for 6-8 hours in order to function properly as a human being!  Continue Reading

Trouble Sleeping? Here are 10 Steps to a Calming Bedtime Routine

Photo: Cory Dawson

It's easier said than done: go to bed early and get a good night's sleep. If you suffer from occasional or chronic insomnia, then you'll want to keep reading. Today we're sharing ten steps to achieving the ultimate calming bedtime routine.   

 

1. Turn the lights down ahead of time.

Your body automatically shifts into sleep mode when you're surrounded by darkness, but all the bright lights/TVs/phones/tablets that surround us these days work to sabotage that natural process that would otherwise ease us into dreamland. Continue Reading

How to Sew a Simple Eye Mask

If your New Year’s resolution is to get more sleep, this DIY was made for you! My bedroom lets in a lot of light first thing in the morning, which would be wonderful if it didn’t wake me up before my alarm. Because I’ve never liked the look of blackout curtains, I find that a simple eye mask can be helpful for keeping out light and other distractions so that I sleep better. Sure, I could buy one, but what fun would that be? Continue Reading

How to Achieve Bedroom Bliss: What Should Stay and What Should Go

Bedrooms are meant to be a place of rest and relaxation, but for many of us, our bedrooms do double duty as sitting areas, nurseries, living rooms, storage, etc. No matter your situation, finding little ways to help yourself relax and get enough sleep could be as easy as getting rid of some things and keeping others. Of course, you know yourself best, so not everything on this list may apply to you. Continue Reading

Sleeper Survey #3: Lighting, Socks, and Pets, Oh My!

For Bedroom Month here on Curbly, we’re exploring your sleeping habits in a series called “Sleeper Survey,” (see the first and second installments). Today we’re digging a little deeper into your bedroom tendencies, with some questions that we hope will push your buttons (just a little bit) and spark some good discussions. Read on to cast your vote!

(Please vote only once)

Don’t worry, your response is completely anonymous and we’re just collecting this unscientific info for fun and conversation. Continue Reading

Sleeper Survey #2: TV in Bed, Darkness, and Your General Sleeping Habits

created at: 02/13/2012

It’s Bedroom Month here on Curbly, so we’re exploring your sleeping habits in a series called “Sleeper Survey,” in which we engage in a little dialogue about the average Curbly Reader’s boudoir. This time, we’re curious what goes on in your bedroom before and while you sleeping? Do you watch TV? Or books and magazines only? Does your room need to be super dark, or do you prefer a little glow? Read on to cast your vote and see the results so far!    Continue Reading

Sleeper Survey #1: Do You Make Your Bed?

Sleeper Survey: do you make the bed?
It’s Bedroom Month here on Curbly, so this week, we’re kicking off a series called “Sleeper Survey” all about the hidden habits of the Curbly Reader’s boudoir. We’re starting off pretty tame, with a question about your bed-making tendencies (don’t worry, we’ll turn up the controversy next week). Read on to cast your vote and see the results so far!

(Please vote only once)

Don’t worry, your response is completely anonymous and we’re just collecting this unscientific info for fun and conversation. Continue Reading

How To: Calm Your Alarm Clock’s Display and Sleep Better for 25 cents

created at: 02/15/2011

I’m a terrible sleeper. I struggle with falling asleep, and staying asleep. I got it from my dad, and I’ve tried meditation, different levels of mattress and pillow softness, earplugs, heavy curtains, and everything I can think of. And I’ve learned a few things over the years of trying to feel rested: I need a little bit of distraction to occupy my mind to fall asleep, and once I’m there, I need an absolutely black and silent room to stay that way. Continue Reading

Dorm room makeovers that will help you get 8 hours of sleep!

Hey dorm room inhabitants, are you feeling sleep deprived? Could be stress, too much partying or it could be your dorm room. We can’t help you with the first two causes, but for the 3rd, keep on a-readin’.

 Sleeping through college (20 photos)

Dr. Michael J. Breus gives us his best sensory tips for making your dorm room sleep-friendly, which will, of course, improve your GPA, keep you from gaining that freshman 15 and make you more likable and attractive to hottie sitting next to you in Señora Martini’s Spanish class. Continue Reading