Maintaining your sleep can be hard even when you haven’t moved, but when you’re trying to fall asleep in a new house, it can be a hard transition! Once you’ve gotten the pillows unpacked, try these tips the first week you’re in your new home to help you fall asleep and hopefully stay asleep (unless, of course, your child regularly wakes you up for a glass of water. That’s another blog entirely.)
It can be tempting to get home from work and immediately dig into that project in the basement. But did you know that exposing yourself to light, and especially sunlight, helps maintain your circadian rhythms and sleep cycle. So get some sunshine! And then make sure your room is dark. The difference between light and darkness helps regulate your sleep.
Put the phone down.
I know, this one is the hardest. Try to put your phone or any screens away an hour before you hope to fall asleep. Try keeping a book on your nightstand instead, or tell your spouse about your day.
Turn down the temperature.
It’s a fact. Cooler rooms help you sleep better. Your body temperature actually decreases as you sleep, so it mimics what your body is naturally trying to do. Now, that doesn’t mean freeze. Pick a cool temperature that’s comfortable for you!
Try ambient noise, like a fan.
If you’re not used to the sounds in your new neighborhood, don’t worry. Your body will adjust. In the meantime, try a fan, a humidifier, or even an app for ambient sounds. It can help you tune out the new stimuli keeping you awake.
Congratulations on your new home! We hope this helps you fall asleep easily and wake up refreshed. And if you’re still looking for a place to lay your head, give us a call! We’d love to help.
The Christian Mortgage Mom