Updated: Mar 30, 2021
Peaceful Sleep Space
When you imagine a great night of sleep, what comes to mind? Piles of laundry, your laptop and your big list of “to-do’s”? No way. You think of a simplified, peaceful setting.
If you have trouble going to sleep or waking during the night - consider your sleep space. Can you turn it into a sanctuary? Leave your work at the door, tasks in another space and create a haven that feels peaceful to you. Set yourself up for success.
The Darker the Better
Melatonin, a naturally occurring sleep hormone, is produced in the pineal gland in the brain. Our brains produce it at the end of the day, in response to darkness. To support the circadian rhythm (24 hour body clock), we want to give our bodies an opportunity to create adequate melatonin. For good sleep, we need it to be dark. Dark dark. Can’t see your hand in front of your face dark.
Being exposed to light at night can block melatonin production. Experts recommend a “power down hour” as a buffer zone between the stimulation of your day and the peace of your night. Without stimulation from your phone, TV and other devices, your body can transition into sleep and start naturally producing melatonin.
During those middle of the night wakings, make every effort not to check your phone. Even a little “peek” begins cortisol production in your brain. Once it’s signaled by the light, this stress hormone, which is heavily involved in the natural waking process, will trick your body into thinking it’s morning...or time to fight off a tiger.
According to the research, side-sleeping is where it’s at. From improved cardiovascular function and brain health to musculoskeletal support, if you can find comfort sleeping on your side, it’s worth it.
The question is IF you can find consistent comfort. More often than not, your pillow does not provide adequate support. If your arm goes numb, head falls forward, shoulder gets crunched or your neck is out of alignment - you aren’t going to want to remain on your side. The Lunara Wellness Pillow™ is designed to solve every one of these issues (and more), naturally.