This is a sponsored post in partnership with REM Fit and Fitfluential!
College was not a good time in my life as far as sleeping habits were concerned. I had a job working at the front desk of my college dorm – or residence hall, as they insisted we call it – which had me pulling shifts at odd hours. Sometimes I’d work during the afternoon and evening, but more often I’d be working shifts like 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. To be able to keep up with my classes at the same time, I’d take cat naps often, and my napping habit followed me even after I had moved off-campus and left that job.
Now that I’m a real adult, I have to keep better hours or I’ll find myself impossibly tired throughout the day. I thought I’d share my best tips for getting deep, satisfying sleep every single night!
Use blue-light filters on electronic devices. On my Mac, I use f.lux (also available for Windows), and on my iPhone, I use the built-in Night Shift feature. If you’re not an Apple-head like me, there are plenty of other free apps to do this for you on Android devices.
Keep your phone in a room other than your bedroom to avoid bedtime screen temptation. I’ve been doing this for about 3 years now – it’s a holdover from a stressful job that gave me phone-notification-PTSD.
Read before bed instead of watching TV or using your computer.
Take a natural sleep supplement if you need a little extra help falling asleep. I like to take a ZMA supplement to help me sleep deeply and repair my muscles overnight – I’m currently using this one by Optimum Nutrition.
Get a good mattress! I’ve been testing out the REM-Fit Sleep 300 series mattress for the past two months and I have to say, it’s been wonderful.
Like the one I was using previously, it’s a foam mattress, but it has much more give while still remaining firm. I often had trouble getting to sleep before because my old mattress was so firm that I couldn’t sink into it and it wasn’t supporting my joints. I haven’t had that problem at all since getting the REM-Fit mattress and I’ve started to look forward to bedtime because now I get better sleep and wake up feeling good.
When the REM-Fit mattress arrives at your house, it’s in a fairly compact box that one person can slide (or two people can lift).
Inside the box, the mattress is tightly wrapped in plastic which, once cut, allows the mattress to spring to life. I probably should have given it at least 12 hours to fully expand, but there were no instructions to assert such a thing, so I went ahead and slept on the mattress that night!
From the slick white and blue design to the detail in the stitching on top, this mattress is definitely high quality, and at its affordable price point, I’d recommend it to anyone. Do you want to get better sleep too? Get it at REM-Fit here.