4 Reasons Why You Should Add “Sleep More” to Your New Year’s Resolutions

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We know the holidays are still about to fully roll in, but most of you might already be planning your New Year’s resolutions by now. Every year we recommend sleeping more as an additional entry and we’re doing it again this year. Why? Because it’s good for you.

It’s no secret that most of us are sleep deprived. What with our busy schedules, long and stressful commutes, and the desire to spend more time with our families, we’re really strapped for time to catch some zzz’s. And since sleep is an essential requirement of our bodies to function better, it’s just normal that we should care about this matter.

If this isn’t enough reason for you to get more zzz’s, here are four more reasons why you should sleep more in 2017.

1. It will improve your health.

Sleeping more on a regular basis can do wonders to your health. It can minimize your risks of getting serious illnesses, boost your immunity, and clear your skin among other things.

2. It will help you lose weight.

Experts say that sleeping an hour more everyday can help you in losing weight. More zzz’s can affect your metabolism and will give you enough energy to power through the day. This will help you minimize your sugar, caffeine, and carbohydrates intake, which are all stored as fat by the body. If you can skip these food groups, you’re definitely on your way to getting a slimmer and fitter body.

3. It will help you perform better.

As mentioned before, more sleep means more energy. This will help you stay awake and alert to let you perform better, whether when it comes to your studies, work, training, or any other particular physical activity that you might be involved in.

4. It will improve your mood.

Lack of sleep always leave us cranky, mostly because we’re tired. If you sleep better, you’ll feel more awake and well rested, so you won’t feel too stressed about not getting enough rest and you can be your normal self. This will help you stay in a good disposition and can help you avoid having certain psychological problems.

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These are just four reasons how sleeping more can help improve your quality of life. Hopefully it’s enough to convince you that you should get more zzz’s.

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Gift Ideas for the Sleepy

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While some of you have already ticked off every item on your gifts list, there might still be some who are quite stumped with what to give to a friend, family, or co-worker. If they happened to love sleep (or you feel like they need more of it), you’re in luck because we have a few suggestions that might come in handy.

So, what should you give a sleepyhead or someone you think should get more zzz’s? Here are our picks:

A New Mattress!

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Perfect for aging parents, siblings, and even yourself, a new mattress will guarantee a good night’s sleep for the new year. Just make sure to check with them how firm they like their mattresses to be or better yet, let them pick something from our website!

Pillows

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If you don’t have the budget for going all out, you can also go small and get a nice pillow or two. It’s best to give decorative or huggable pillows since pillows for sleeping need to be the perfect fit for sleepers.

Air Purifier

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Struggling with allergies in the bedroom? An air purifier will help you get better zzz’s. The best thing here is, if you’re not too keen on getting an appliance, you can also opt to give a potted plant that can also get the job done.

Pajamas

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Cute and cozy pajamas are some of the best gift ideas for those who love to lounge around and catch some shuteye.

Blankets

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Blankets are also great gifts for those who love to snooze as they will always get reminded of you every time they get under the covers. There are also tons of options to choose from, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for your loved one.

Eye Mask

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They’re cute, functional, and affordable, so why not opt to give them out as gifts? The best part is the fact that these items are very versatile. They can be taken and used anywhere, so you’re not only helping your loved one sleep better, but also get more zzz’s.

Linen Spray

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If nice scents relax the person you wish to give a gift to, a linen spray is an essential for their bedroom. These products are easily available and can even be DIY’ed so it’s easily one of the easiest gift options there is.

Candles

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This might seem like a cop-out gift, but anyone who knows how to relax will love a nice smelling candle for their bedroom. Skip the harsh smells and opt for these scents instead as they are the best for bedrooms as they’re relaxing and can enhance your sleep.

These are just a few examples of what would be great gifts to those who like to sleep and deserve to get more zzz’s. We hope we were able to give you a few good ideas to give out and make your holiday merrier.

New Year, New Bedroom? Get Some Ideas Here!

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Planning to revamp your cozy space by the new year? We’ve got some of the best ideas that might just tickle your fancy. Check them out below!

1. Starry night bedroom by Crispin Young Wilson

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Ok, so let’s start off with an amazing ceiling art made by Crispin Young Wilson for a young boy who’s struggling to sleep on his own in his first bedroom. The actual bedroom isn’t something to write home about, but the ceiling art will definitely help you relax. Especially if you love sleeping under the stars, this might just give you the relaxation you need every time you go to bed.

The best part about this work of art is it’s completely invisible when the lights are on! It makes the whole thing extra magical and easy to whip up in any kind of bedroom.

2. Use “scraps” as decor.

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There may not be a lot of these intricately detailed discarded fa├žades laying around, but if you’re lucky to find one, the bedroom is an excellent place to put it on display.

3. Let nature take its course.

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We love some quick and unusual ways to update the bedroom, so we’re throwing in adding some plants into your bedroom in this list. They can really change up the look of your space and make it feel more relaxing. Opt for plants that can clean the air, as well as varieties that don’t require too much sunlight, so they won’t wither and die in a few days.

4. Move your bed near the window.

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If your bedroom has a massive window and a nice view, why not incorporate the feature to your interiors? Use the great view to decorate your space by ditching the curtains (okay, you can still use them for privacy, but it’s best to keep them drawn open) and enjoying the marvelous sight from you bed.

5. Give your walls a fresh treatment.

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Covering your walls with a fresh coat of paint, a new wallpaper, or an entirely different treatment is another way to refresh your bedroom without doing anything major. You can get this done in a weekend, so it’s definitely worth trying out if you want a new look for your cozy space by the new year.

Give any of these five a go and you’ll surely enjoy a bedroom that looks fresh in no time. If you want it to really want it to feel different, grabbing a new Salem Bed also wouldn’t hurt.