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The Spring Reset Is Our Chance to Double Down on Good Sleep

published Mar 31, 2023
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We all know that good sleep is essential, but that doesn’t mean we’re all getting it. We have jobs and school and social lives and a new season of Ted Lasso: Sometimes it’s just hard to prioritize rest, however much we want to. But, if you haven’t heard, it’s spring. And that means we can hit refresh on everything, including our bedtime routines.

First, let’s stop fixating on the quantity of our sleeping hours and start thinking about the quality. Quality sleep is about waking up, well, awake — energized, alert, and recharged for a new day. This is how Tuft & Needle approaches everything from their game-changing mattresses to their intuitive bedding and sleep accessories: By treating every little detail as an opportunity for better rest, everything adds up to better sleep, however long (or short) your night is. Here are some ideas for making every minute count.

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Choose the Right Mattress

It’s the literal foundation of a good’s night sleep. Tuft & Needle’s new Mint Hybrid mattress combines spring and foam construction for twice the support. Individually wrapped springs and nanocoils keep motion to a minimum, while the proprietary T&N Adaptive® Foam offers breathable sink-right-in cushioning. Plus, the Mint Hybrid features diamond-infused foam to wick heat away and help you sleep cooler. Because…

Learn Your Body’s Rhythms

Try keeping a sleep diary or using an app to track your patterns. Skip the alarm on the weekend and see what time you naturally wake up. And when you have a good sense of what works for you, don’t fight it! You’ll feel much better when you go with your body’s flow. The Loftie Smart Alarm Clock from Tuft & Needle can help, with an intuitive two-phase alarm system that matches the way we naturally wake up. Plus it has white noise, sound baths, breathwork, and stories to help you wind down. 

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Adjust Your Sleeping Temperature

We sleep better when the room is cooler: Experts generally recommend 60–67 degrees. A couple of degrees can make a big difference, so play around until you find the magic number that works for you. If you sleep warm, consider breezy linen sheets, which wick away moisture and get softer with every wash. If you want that cool and crispy hotel-bed feeling every night, percale might be the weave for you.

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Ditch the Screens

Sorry, it’s just science: Our devices emit blue light, which tricks our bodies into thinking it’s still daytime. (This suppresses melatonin, keeping us awake.) Put your phones and tablets away two to three hours before bed, either in another room or in a dedicated box or drawer. If you’re extra sensitive, try using a red light for bedtime reading; it’s less likely to shift your circadian rhythms.

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Set a Relaxed Mood

Now that you’ve put your phone away, think about how your bedroom feels. Soft decor will help create a cozier sleep environment, so lean into warm neutrals, dimmable lighting, and calming decor. Add a soothing hush to your space with a white noise machine: This one from Tuft & Needle + SNOOZ uses real-fan noise for a natural soundscape. Also, not to sound like your mom, but clean your room: You might be surprised how much that chair of not-quite-dirty clothes was subtly stressing you out.