Our sleep patterns are effected by stress, our daily activities and prep-for-bed routines. Here’s what it takes to sleep by visiting our sleep environments:
The National Sleep Foundation Sleep Report Card states that 90% people watch TV before going to bed, 33% are on the computer. Their Fact Sheet states the bedroom is for two things only: sleep and sex.
Their tip: Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet and comfortable. Think window treatment fabric and quality, materials to dampen sound (i.e.: carpet, wall insulation, noise-reduction product).
OT Idea: Know sleep and rest are an occupation you’re responsible for. Understand your sensory needs then create sleep and rest environments to support an ease into sleep, to maintain sleep without disturbance, to accomplish a full night (7 to 8 hours) of sleep.
Examples of sensory issues that may cause disrupted sleep include lack of daily proprioceptive input, fabric textures, or temperature.
O.E. slæpan “to sleep” (class VII strong verb; past tense slep, pp. slæpen), from W.Gmc. *slæpanan (cf.O.S. slapan, O.Fris. slepa, M.Du. slapen, Du. slapen, O.H.G. slafen, Ger. schlafen, Goth. slepan “tosleep”), from PIE base *sleb- “to be weak, sleep” (cf. O.C.S. slabu, Lith. silpnas DICTIONARY.COM