May 10, 2016

Work at a Standing Desk for a Better Night’s Sleep

by TrueNorth Desks

Sleep. Can you think of anyone who wouldn’t like to be getting more sleep, or maybe just better sleep? Between work, family and friends, plus any hobbies or volunteer work, the hours in our day are full. While full days can make for a very fulfilling life, there may be times that it seems like there aren’t enough hours to fit in a good night’s sleep.

There has been a lot of debate about how much sleep we actually need. But if you are feeling tired, sleepy, and groggy throughout the day, it could be a result of too little sleep or poor sleep. We at True North Desks want to give you some tips on how you can get a better night’s sleep, tonight.

Get your body moving

Exercise is beneficial to your body and mind in so many ways. Try to exercise every day in order to get a better night’s sleep. Fitting in your workouts in the morning is better than trying to workout in the evening, when you need to be winding down. On those days that you can’t make it to the gym or out for a run, you can do some exercises at your standing desk. This may feel a little odd at first, but working out at your standing workstation is a great way to get your blood flow going and keep up your energy levels while at work. Working at standing desks, even without the sneaky workouts, is beneficial to your body and overall health which can lead to better sleep.

Try not to sit too much during the day. Keep your adjustable height desk raised for as much of the day as you can. Take walking meetings rather than meeting in a conference room or coffee shop.

Create a wind-down ritual

After a full day at the office, and hopefully a full day of standing at your standup desk, rather than sitting, you need to cue your mind and body that it is time to start relaxing. Try to do the same things every night, and around the same time. Whether you sit and read, listen to soothing music, or soak in a bubble bath, finding time to relax is important. Try to avoid big meals, screens, and overactivity during your evenings.

Keep a schedule

Going to sleep and waking at the same time every day helps your body’s internal clock stay in rhythm. This can be especially difficult on the weekends, but avoid staying out too late and sleeping in. Your body will thank you. Eat your meals around the same time everyday while avoiding heavy and late dinners.

With this schedule, try to sneak in as much sunlight into your routine as possible. Move your standing office desk near a window if you are able. Walk to lunches and meetings when the weather allows.

 

These tips are simple and should be easy to incorporate into your life. When you are ready to take the first step to a better night’s sleep and get a standing desk for your home or office, True North Desks has many standing desk styles available. Check out our brochure for more information and contact us with your questions.

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