1. INVEST IN BLACKOUT CURTAINS
“Sunlight is a natural, positive source of energy during the day,” according to The Better Sleep Council, “but it can disrupt deep, restful sleep.”
Invest in blackout curtains to help keep your room as dark as possible during those long, bright summer days.
2. WEAR A SLEEP MASK
If the blackout curtains aren’t enough to keep light out, wear a sleep mask to bed. This can help block out light that is still coming through blinds or curtains in the early morning hours, as well as light from the TV or hallway lights left on while you are sleeping and any brightly illuminated alarm clocks.
3. KEEP THE ROOM COOL
The Better Sleep Council reports that “the ideal bedroom temperature is around 65 degrees Fahrenheit.” During the summer, focus on keeping the spaces you sleep in the coolest. Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day to keep heat out. You can also adjust your thermostat before going to bed to keep your home nice and cool while you sleep.