April showers bring May flowers, but may also eff with your sleep. We know by now that the dark days of winter alter our sleep patterns, but with spring in full bloom, our precious ZZZs have a few new foes lurking just outside. Understand the hurdles that the changing seasons present, and you’ll find yourself waking fresh and ready each day.
Braving the storm.
Depending on what part of the world you lay your head, springtime usually means some pretty spectacular weather. But, it’s not all sunshine and daisies — a good rain helps make everything extra-green before summer heat really arrives. If those rains are erratic, you may have trouble getting to bed. The noise, the barometric difference, the leaky roof over the bathroom all add up to make yet another distraction that could keep you from a good night’s sleep. If you’re having trouble closing your eyes on a stormy night, consider some relaxation techniques that’ll put you down in no time.
You can also check out an array of sleep products like ear plugs or white noise machines to help — or do the old-fashioned pillow-over-your head technique if that doesn’t scare you.