There is nothing more frustrating than tossing and turning all night. Join us to find out the things you can do around the bedroom to make sure you have a haven for sleep, where you can wake up each morning refreshed.
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Audra Lowe: There is nothing more frustrating and toss in turning your bed all night long, can’t get to good night sleep but today Kitty Morgan I here she is Executive Editor of Better Homes in Gardens Magazine. She’s got some simple steps that will help you get a better night sleep. Some of us made us thought about. Kitty Morgan: Exactly, I think the key thing is that you want to turn your bedroom into in ways to force sleep. Some of us multi task to we do everything in our bedrooms that really want to make that environment work for your sleep. Audra Lowe: And one of the things that you saying creating your ways are that the thick drapes, that kind of blackout drapes right? Kitty Morgan: Yes, yes any did of light whether it’s a street light a car going by that can disturb your sleep so you want to ensure that it’s dark. You can also use an eye mat, a sleep mask too. Those work very, very well and cut of everything out. Audra Lowe: Okay, now let’s talk about bamboo. This fairly is good for women that are going to menopause, is that right? Kitty Morgan: Bamboo which has been use a lot in the recent years in a linens in your bed close, it’s extremely comfortable, it’s already silk, it feels fantastic on your body. Audra Lowe: Yeah. Kitty Morgan: But it is also wicks moisture way from you so if you are having a little problem with some— Audra Lowe: Extra heat? Kitty Morgan: Yeah exactly it’s a good thing but it also feels great, which is another thing you want to do in your bedroom. Audra Lowe: Interesting and you know a lot of people will keep a little notepad by there bed but you have a worry book that you say we should keep at the side so that if you have that’s going on you can just jot down right? Kitty Morgan: Well so often you wake up and you start thinking about something and you think I can’t rid of this. Audra Lowe: Right. Kitty Morgan: Write it down, write it down and actually that really will help you put it away and can go back to sleep. Audra Lowe: And speaking of putting it away, electronic got to get rid of the electronics. Kitty Morgan: You know everyone think so well let’s have the TV on and now that will help me to go sleep, no, no reads your mind up even be in the phone, doing a video game, skip it, leave it outside go into the bedroom and that’s we’re going to sleep. Audra Lowe: I use to keep my laptop in the room and nearby and when you’re done with it you just put to the sides but your mind can’t shut that off sometimes right? Kitty Morgan: No, and if my husband will do that he will doing stuffs online an then thinking that is going to help in go to sleep but in fact it gets you jazz. Audra Lowe: Got you jazz, okay speaking of got you jazz can you say we sleep in the nude, get rid in pajamas. Kitty Morgan: I am. Audra Lowe: Just a little twists to it that right? Kitty Morgan: Well what you are going to do is have the least amount of clothing on so that your body temperature through the night can be regulated you can take a foot out so you cool it off and you get warm. The more pajamas that you have on the harder that is to regulate your body temperature. Audra Lowe: And speaking of your body temperature too, you guys say set the temperature at 65 degrees just before you go to the bed. I thought that was pretty cold but— Kitty Morgan: No there is research that 65 degrees is optimal even a little less in that would be great. The cooler the room the better it keeps your body cool. When your sleeping your body temperature actually drops a bit and as you wake up it arises and you want to keep your body cool and you will sleep better. Audra Lowe: Okay a last tip about the clocks, you say we should keep our clock set at the same time everyday. While event he weekends though? Kitty Morgan: I know it’s hard but actually you really want to try to stay on the same schedule everyday of the week instead on sunny sleep. Audra Lowe: The couple of extra hour is right. Kitty Morgan: That’s real

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