Everywhere you look online, someone is talking about the Kaizen method? Is this a new Tik-Tok trend or a Marie Kondo organization hack? No! The Kaizen method predates the internet. This amazing philosophy, popularized in Japan after World War II, is all about making constant, incremental changes to achieve better results. And now, it's not just for business - it's for sleep too!
Insomnia got you down? Fear not, because sleep experts are here to help! By using the Kaizen principles, they've been able to create effective solutions that are easy to implement and maintain. It's all about those small changes that lead to big results. Start by setting a regular bedtime and wake-up time, and then slowly add other changes, like reducing caffeine intake or creating a relaxing bedtime routine.
But wait, there's more! We're not gonna leave you hanging with all the heavy-lifting yourself. Our team has come up with a list of must-have items to get your ‘Kaizen on’ and achieve that restful night's sleep you’ve been dreaming of:
If you're anything like us, you charge your Apple Watch at night, leaving you no means to monitor your sleep. To avoid awakening to a dead Apple Watch, you can buy this exercise/sleep tracker for a song and wear it to bed instead.
One of the tenets of Kaizen is keeping those sheets changed frequently and making sure your bedding is comfortable. This mulberry silk sheet set is like sleeping on a cloud, a temperature regulating, hypoallergenic, temperature regulating and anti-microbial cloud. If you need a reason to switch to silk, check out 25 Reasons to Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase
Some scents have the ability to improve our sleep quality. While lavender is commonly recognized for its relaxing properties, have you considered clary sage or chamomile? By adding a few drops of your preferred essential oil into this elegant diffuser, you can enjoy the advantages of a cool mist humidifier while benefiting from the scent.
A diary can be a powerful tool to help track patterns, especially when it comes to sleep. This minimalist and super affordable sleep tracking diary will help you recognize patterns and gain insights about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to your personal sleep preferences.
For those with allergies or asthma, an air purifier can be a game-changer that leads to a more restful sleep. However, even those without these conditions can benefit from an air purifier's ability to eliminate odors and improve indoor air quality, both of which can contribute to a blissful night's rest.
There are those who claim that the gentle whirring of a fan can lull them to sleep in no time. Perhaps it's the soft breeze the fan generates or the soothing white noise it produces, but many of us could benefit from taking a cue from fan enthusiasts and giving it a try.
A must-have for all night-shift workers, blackout curtains can aid in keeping pesky sunlight off your face as you sleep, helping you to capitalize on every second. Some people are very light sensitive and a hint of the sun’s rays will rouse them at once. These curtains will prevent you from rising with the sun and give you a few extra hours of shut-eye.
Wearing a silk sleep mask to bed can have several benefits. Firstly, it can block out light, creating a darker sleeping environment that can help improve sleep quality. Mulberry silk is gentle on the delicate skin around the eyes, reducing the risk of wrinkles or creases forming. Sleep beautifully and wake up beautiful.