Sleep is a vital part of our daily lives, the key to regulating not only our physical bodies but also for maintaining our mental health.
It’s been found that having a good night’s rest can help to strengthen our mental, and furthermore emotional states – whereas a chronic lack of sleep provides fertile ground for emotional vulnerability and negative thinking.
Therefore, your mental health could be affected when deprived of sleep. At the same time, those who already struggle with their mental health are more likely to have issues with their sleep, such as insomnia. Poor mental health and a lack of sleep can play a vicious cycle in people’s lives.
What can I do to promote my sleeping behaviour?
There’s a range of different products out there developed to help promote sleep. Many of these have utilised the standard features that make up our sleeping environments – such as bed sheets and pillows – and have innovated such devices to enhance people’s sleep quality.
One example of this is the use of bamboo bed sheets in replacement of cotton, which can help to enhance its users’ sleeping environments, and thereby their sleep. This, in turn, helps to strengthen users’ mental and emotional states.
How do bamboo products help to promote sleep?
Using bamboo sheets instead of cotton can help to reduce some of the common disturbances people experience during sleep.
This includes issues with heat while trying to drift off. When your sleeping environment is too warm, this may then increase your body temperature, and thereby disturb your sleep.
Bamboo is known to be cooler and more breathable than other materials commonly used in bed sheets, such as cotton. Certain bamboo bed sheets are therefore geared towards providing a better night’s sleep, being temperature regulating to help minimise the heat of your sleeping environment from disturbing your night’s rest.
By minimising the impact of such environmental factors during the night, you can help to reduce the risk of disturbances while you sleep, thereby promoting sleep quality and quantity. This can furthermore help to support both your physical and mental wellbeing through a better night’s rest.
What are some of the other benefits of using bamboo products?
As well as helping to regulate the temperature of your sleeping environment whilst you sleep, bamboo products, such as bamboo bed sheets, can also provide a range of other benefits.
Bamboo sheets are made from more eco-friendly materials in comparison to cotton ones, meaning they not only benefit you, but they also benefit the planet.
Bamboo fabric also tends to have more durability than other, more common types of bed sheet materials – however, you will have to pay close attention with regards to instructions on how to wash them in order to maintain said durability.
Dennis Relojo-Howell is the founder of Psychreg.