A very good quality of sleep can be achieved by observing the following points:
The bedroom should be as dark as possible.
It should be as quiet as possible.
The air temperature should rather be cool (57-65 °F) and the bedroom well ventilated.
Modern bed systems (mattress, slatted frame, bed frame) provide optimal support for the body and the sensitive spine.
A warm blanket should be used in winter and a cool one in summer.
Feet and shoulders should be covered while sleeping. Some people therefore wear socks and a top.
Most of the body heat is also dissipated through the head when asleep – in winter it would make sense to wear a hat.
As few electronics as possible should be placed beside the bed / in the bedroom.
Mobile phones or any other equipment which continuously measures body values should be banished from the bedroom at night. This also applies to mobile phones in "just" flight mode. See the book recommendation in the right column.
According to radiesthesia human beings should avoid sleeping on a water vein or on other forms of earth radiation.
Do not eat heavy meals just before going to bed.
Don’t drink caffeinated drinks in the late afternoon and evening.
Sporting activities should be avoided shortly before going to bed.
Going to bed and getting up in the morning at regular times benefits the organism.
It makes sense to lie down as soon as the first signs of tiredness appear.
In case of difficulty in falling asleep, gentle natural sounds in the background can help.
It is easier to fall asleep after sex thanks to the various hormonal substances which the body produces.
Anyone who wakes up before the alarm goes off should use this opportunity to get up.
Anyone who usually wakes up feeling exhausted should use a sleep phase alarm clock.
aXbo has already taken all of these sleep hygiene factors into account in the design of their alarm clock:
» Gentle wake-up in the best phase
» Chill-out/falling asleep sounds
» Display switches to sleep mode
» Data exchange only when movement
occurs...and the transmission power
is almost too little to measure
» Battery & mains operation
Why looking at sleep more closely is so important for our well-being:
One of the main functions of sleep is to repair "minor ailments" and to bring the immune system back on its feet.
Likewise physical regeneration takes place at night.
As far as the psyche is concerned, everything which we have “experienced” or “learned” during the day is transferred in certain phases to that part of the memory which can remember these things longer.
In doing so our "working memory" (the hippocampus) is emptied so that we can "think straight" again the next day.
Depending on the amount of deep sleep consumed, special messenger substances try to maintain the size of the hippocampus which otherwise tends to shrink.
Under optimal conditions the human memory can even be expanded ... resulting in increased memory capacity.
This requires sufficient high quality sleep.
The above-mentioned body processes, which are mostly concurrent, are extremely complicated and are controlled subconsciously by our brain.
Our brain itself works with very low brain waves, which unfortunately can be very easily disturbed by electromagnetic pollution.
If the brain activity is negatively affected by even just one source of disturbance during sleep, this can lead to tiredness, lack of concentration, lack of motivation, depression, migraine and even burnout. It can also cause problems for the regeneration of our immune system.
The worst effects arise from a combination of disturbing factors and lack of sleep.
For this reason it is important to attach enough priority in your life to the whole topic of sleep.
Ideal sleeping conditions, sufficient sleep and an optimal means of waking up are the beginning of a positive cycle!