Sleep is one of the most vital factors contributing to our overall well-being. Quality sleep can positively impact our physical and mental health. In contrast, insomnia and sleep deprivation can lead to serious health consequences. In today's world, many of us find it challenging to achieve restful slumber, and sleep deprivation often creeps up to take a toll on our minds and bodies.
Are you constantly tired and stressed out? Looking for a natural cure for your insomnia? Fret not as we take a peek into the science behind sleep. Grab a fuzzy blanket and make yourself comfy as we explore the importance of sleep and how it affects our minds and bodies while discovering healthy sleep habits and tips to fall asleep quickly and naturally.
To unveil the mysteries of sleep, we must first understand what sleep is all about. Sleep is a natural state of rest, critical to every human. While we sleep, our bodies work hard to perform various repair and recovery tasks to support our body's well-being, and our minds consolidate our memories to help us retain and organize the information we receive during the day.
In Singapore, where long working hours are the norm, many often sacrifice sleep in exchange for more "me time". Our hectic lifestyles often cause us to overlook the harmful effects of inadequate sleep until we start experiencing health problems.
When you do not have adequate sleep, you start finding it hard to concentrate and feel easily affected by the little things around you. You will find yourself experiencing mood swings and start to eat more while your skin begins to lose its shine. Over time, it slowly develops into more severe complications such as impaired cognitive function, hindering productivity, hormonal change causing weight gain and a weakened immune system, causing you to be more susceptible to illness and infections.
Research shows that a good night's sleep can significantly benefit our immune system and improve our emotional health. Most adults require seven to nine hours of sleep a day. A good night of sleep works wonders for your mind and body. You wake up feeling energetic, happy and refreshed with improved memory. The long-term effect of constantly achieving quality sleep is the key to unlocking outstanding performance at work or school and improving overall health.
Now that we have a better understanding of the significance of sleep, it is time to explore some practical tips to improve the quality of our sleep and cultivate healthy sleep habits.
Design a comfortable sleep environment
An optimal sleep environment helps to put you in the mood for sleep.
- Declutter your room to promote a peaceful environment
- Make sure your room is kept at a comfortable temperature
- Keep your room dark by closing all windows and drawing the curtains
Encourage melatonin secretion with Terraillon Dreamer – Turn on the Sunset mode when getting ready for bed.
Invest in comfortable sleep accessories.
Good-quality sleep accessories can help stimulate relaxation and make a significant difference in your sleep pattern.
- Pick out the right level of firmness for your mattress
- Use the correct type of pillow based on your sleep posture
- Buy quality bedding to regulate temperature
- Use Terraillon Dreamer as an ambient light - Toggle between 16 million colours to personalize your room atmosphere.
Create a relaxing bedtime routine.
Start by putting together a consistent schedule where you establish the time you start preparing for sleep and keep to it.
- Take a relaxing bath to soothe your muscles and prepare your body for sleep.
- Put all digital devices away and turn on some soft music.
- Begin to wind down with calming activities such as reading, journaling or meditation.
- Sip on caffeine-free tea like chamomile or lavender tea.
- Regulate your breathing with Terraillon Dreamer - With Cardiac Coherence mode, regulate your breathing with the rhythm of the lights.
3,2,1… Fall asleep naturally with Terraillon Dreamer
In the pursuit of quality sleep, the Terraillon Dreamer is a natural sleep aid device developed in collaboration with the European Sleep Centre.
Clinically tested and approved - 2 out of 3 users fall asleep in less than 15 minutes with the cardiac coherence program.
The clinical study shows that Dreamer's cardiac coherence program helps users with
- Speed of falling asleep
- Onset of deep sleep
- Quality of sleep
Subjects feel they fall asleep better and faster.
Terraillon Dreamer is a natural sleep aid with a simple touch-sensitive interface.
It is small and compact, USB rechargeable and comes with three sleep aid programs:
Sunset Mode – 20 minutes program
The sunset program uses orange hues that gradually evolve to a warm red to encourage the
secretion of melatonin, which helps you fall asleep quickly. Turn this mode on when you are getting ready for bed.
Cardiac Coherence Mode – 15 minutes program
Regulate your breathing with the rhythm of the lights. Inhale as the red light gets more intense and exhale as it dims. You will slowly begin to relax and be in the best condition to fall asleep.
Ambient Light Mode
From setting the mode for a romantic date night to calming the room for concentration. With 16 million colours to choose from, take charge of setting the mood.
Terraillon Dreamer comes with a two-year limited warranty.
As we conclude this discovery of sleep, let us remember that quality rest is not a luxury but a necessity for a healthy and vibrant life. By prioritizing sleep, we can embrace better overall well-being.
Here is to a good night's sleep and a brighter, more energized tomorrow!