How to achieve better sleep and better health in the New Year?Back to List
A new year is just around the corner. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? With everything that has happened in 2020 and with a global pandemic still upon us, better health should definitely be on your list – and with that should come getting better sleep.
Sleep is important in maintaining good physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. However, a recent study shows that 15.3% of Singaporeans suffer from insomnia. In fact, almost one in three Singaporeans suffer from OSA, with 90% of the cases remaining untreated and undiagnosed.
Doctors say that the most common reasons behind Singaporeans’ sleeplessness include the use of electronic light-emitting gadgets at night and worsening sleep habits because of increased work and social demands.
Obtaining good quality sleep of sufficient duration is of utmost importance to our mental and physical well-being, as many of the body’s metabolic and homeostatic functions are most effective and efficient while we are asleep.
The new year is the perfect time to focus on your sleep quality by letting go of bad habits and investing in devices that will help you sleep better.
Maintain a regular sleeping schedule.
Depending on how demanding your family life and work schedule are, this can be difficult to do. However, maintaining a regular sleeping schedule can fix your body clock’s timing and help you fall asleep and wake up more easily.
Avoid drinking caffeine.
Aside from being a stimulant that can keep you up at night, caffeine can also reduce the amount of deep sleep that you get every night. A study shows that even drinking caffeine six hours before bed can reduce sleep by more than an hour so it is best to avoid caffeine from mid-afternoon onwards.
Avoid using your gadgets before bed.
Aside from being a major distraction and brain stimulant, artificial light also suppresses melatonin, a hormone that your body needs to feel sleepy. Make it a point to avoid using gadgets in bed altogether for better sleep.
Make sure your air-conditioning keeps you comfortable.
If your air-con gets too cold as you sleep, chances are you’ll wake up in the middle of the night to turn it off. This will disrupt your sleep and potentially make it harder for you to fall asleep again. Fortunately, Daikin has a special Sleep Mode to fix this.
Since your body needs less cooling as you sleep, you can switch to Daikin’s Sleep Mode before bed to regulate the air in your room and slowly increase the temperature without disrupting your sleeping patterns. You can also set a timer to turn it off, which is great if you want to save on energy at the same time.
Daikin’s air-cons also come with a Quiet Mode that enables your air-conditioning to operate quietly and without fluctuations so you can enjoy utter peace and quiet as you sleep.
These modes aside, Daikin’s air-cons also come with a Cool Mode to constantly keep your room cool, a Dry Mode for when the humidity is too high, a Fan Mode for simple air movement, and a Turbo Mode for ultra-fast cooling. Choose the mode that suits your needs best and enjoy better sleep and better health in the New Year with Daikin!
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