Your Friends at J.R. Bolton Share the A, B, Zzz’s of Better Sleep
Do you ever have trouble sleeping? You’re not alone—and it’s not good. Lack of sleep can affect your concentration and cause accidents. Chronic sleep problems can result in a host of health problems, including heart disease, strokes and diabetes. So, it’s important to solve your sleep problems before they get out of hand.
At J.R. Bolton, we want our customers to sleep easy tonight—and every night. So we’re sharing some helpful tips.
AC Makes Good Sleep Ea’Zzz’
Did you know temperature plays a major role in sleeping? It’s true!
Warm air sabotages your sleep. It causes you to wake up frequently throughout the night and causes your heart rate and blood pressure to rise. Cool air helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and enjoy better quality rest.
So, what temperature is the best? According to the National Sleep Foundation, the ideal nighttime temperature for your home is between 60 and 68 degrees. Our team at J.R. Bolton offers the air conditioning services Fulton County residents need to achieve the chilled relief a perfect night’s sleep requires.
You ‘Bed’ter Stay Away From These Rest-Ruiners
Securing a good night’s sleep starts long before you crawl into bed. There are a number of external factors that can sabotage your sleep. To prevent them from interfering with your rest, you should avoid many of them hours before your head hits the pillow.
Here’s how far ahead you should put these sleep-interfering habits to bed:
- Six hours: Stop drinking tea, coffee, soda and other sources of caffeine
- Three hours: Stop drinking alcohol
- Two hours: Finish eating dinner; stop exercising.
- One hour: Stop working, studying and stressing. Turn off your phone, tablet and other electronics.
Snack Before You Hit the Sack
A grumbling stomach will keep you up at night. Put your hunger to bed with a cup of decaffeinated tea, a glass of water or a light snack. Consider honey, nuts or dairy products. These three snacks contain compounds that may induce sleep.
Shut Out the Lights Before Shutting Your Eyes
Lights not only make it harder for you to fall asleep, they also prevent you from getting the deep sleep you need.
Light tells your body to awaken rather than rest. Streetlights, lamps, cellphone screens and other light sources mimic the brightness of the sun, which is what tells your brain to stop producing melatonin—an essential hormone for a good night’s sleep. Switch off your TV, put your phone face down, invest in thicker curtains or do whatever you can to keep your room dark. If you do, you’ll be out like a light.
Free Your Mind of Clutter
Ever find yourself awake at night and unable to turn off your thoughts? From reliving the day’s events to worrying about tomorrow’s to-dos, a racing mind puts you on track for a sleepless night. Keeping a notepad near your bed can help clear your mind. If you’re consumed by your thoughts, use your notepad to write them down. That way, they can spend the night on paper—instead of on your mind.
We’re Your (Better) Sleep Partner
At J.R. Bolton, we deliver the air conditioning services Gwinnett County residents need to turn their dream of endless chilled relief into a reality. But that’s not all. We will put your comfort-loss worries to bed with our maintenance plan.
If you sign up for a maintenance plan between now and Sept. 30, you’ll receive a FREE analysis of your HVAC system with computerized results. That’s a $339 value!
Don’t miss out on one more night of great sleep—or this limited-time deal. Contact us online or call us at 770.268.2010 today!