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A good night's rest starts with the right setting for your body and mind to relax and recharge. With a few simple changes to your bedroom, you can get a better night of sleep. Start the makeover from lighting to bedding today so you can sleep better tonight.

Hey, That’s My Blanket!

You might want to rethink the way you and your partner make the bed. If you each have your own blanket and top sheet, you can each make yourself comfy and avoid fights over the covers. You’ll both be free to move around and stay as warm (or cool) as you like.

Sorry, Fido

While cuddles with a furry friend might comfort you, your pet can disrupt a good night’s sleep, especially if your dog or cat moves around a lot at night. For some people, a pet in bed can also trigger allergies. Help your pet get used to sleeping in its own spot instead of climbing into  bed with you.

Make Like a Vampire

Dim those lights! And not just the lamp on your bedside table.

Phones, tablets, laptops, and other gadgets emit light that can tell your brain it’s time to get up, not rest. Power them down when you turn in. Or if you just can’t switch off your phone, put it in a drawer so its glow won’t keep you up.

Chill Out

Did you know your body temperature naturally drops while you sleep? Set the stage by keeping your bedroom cool. If you turn up the heat while you sleep, you can disrupt that natural dip in body temperature. Try to keep your bedroom around 65 F. Everyone has their own ideal climate, so there is no right or wrong temperature. But avoid extremes in hot or cold because that might interfere with your rest.

Before you leave home, close the blinds or curtains in your bedroom to block the sun and keep the space cool. A couple of hours before you turn in, open a window to allow cool air to cycle through. Or use fans to push the warm air out.