Do Hot Baths, Steam Rooms or Saunas Improve Sleep Quality?

The twenty-first variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is heat and water. I will see if having a sauna, spa or steam session in the evening could assist sleep quality. I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategyContinue reading “Do Hot Baths, Steam Rooms or Saunas Improve Sleep Quality?”

Can Music Help You to Relax at Night and Sleep Better?

The twentieth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is music. I will see if listening to music before bed can help me to wind down and feel sleepy earlier, and if listening once I am in bed helps me to get off to sleep quicker. Continue reading “Can Music Help You to Relax at Night and Sleep Better?”

Would a Regular Massage During the Day Improve Your Sleep at Night?

The nineteenth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is massage. I will see if having three deep tissue massages in a week can have a substantial effect on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategyContinue reading “Would a Regular Massage During the Day Improve Your Sleep at Night?”

Could Aromatherapy Improve Your Sleep?

The eighteenth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is aromatherapy. I will see if candles or essential oils can have a substantial effect on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategy to implement, and whatContinue reading “Could Aromatherapy Improve Your Sleep?”

Does Sharing Your Bed With Someone Wreck Your Sleep Quality?

The seventeenth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is sharing the bed with someone else. I will see if being if my sleep quality is better with or without a bed partner. I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I foundContinue reading “Does Sharing Your Bed With Someone Wreck Your Sleep Quality?”

Do You Need to Buy a New Bed if You Want to Improve Your Sleep?

The sixteenth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is the comfort of the sleeping environment. I will see if sleeping in a bed is better for sleep quality than sleeping on the couch or sleeping on the floor.  I will discuss what my data shows,Continue reading “Do You Need to Buy a New Bed if You Want to Improve Your Sleep?”

What Happens if You Go to Bed Too Early?

The fifteenth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is the effective behavioural intervention for insomnia called stimulus control. I will see if going to bed too early can substantially reduce sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I foundContinue reading “What Happens if You Go to Bed Too Early?”

Can Morning Sunlight Bring Your Body Clock Forward?

The fourteenth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is light exposure. I will see if being obtaining at least 30 minutes of morning sunlight will have a substantial impact on my timing of sleep.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficultContinue reading “Can Morning Sunlight Bring Your Body Clock Forward?”

The Role of Temperature in​ Sleep

The thirteenth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is temperature. I will see if being too hot or too cold will have a substantial effect on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategy to implement,Continue reading “The Role of Temperature in​ Sleep”

The Best Relaxation Strategies for Great Sleep

The twelfth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is relaxation. I will see if abdominal breathing, progressive muscle relaxation or imagery have a positive effect on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategy to implement,Continue reading “The Best Relaxation Strategies for Great Sleep”