Is Your Bedroom Designed for Sleep?

Sounds like a dumb question, right? However, in reality, the reason you might not be sleeping as well as you should could have a lot to do with what’s going on in your bedroom.

According to the Better Sleep Council (BSC), the nonprofit consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, getting adequate sleep can positively impact every area of your life, from your productivity on the job, to your eating habits and fitness goals, to your relationships.

In fact, a recent survey from the BSC suggests that getting more sleep may be the key ingredient to keeping Americans on track for meeting their 2018 goals—27 percent chose getting more/better sleep as a resolution for the year, and those respondents also reported other health-related goals, such as exercising more (69 percent) and staying fit and healthy (68 percent).

Also, Americans surveyed who wanted to prioritize sleep in 2018 planned to do so by getting to bed earlier (65 percent), maintaining a consistent bedtime (62 percent), and having new nighttime routines (53 percent). Almost half of those surveyed said they also plan to upgrade their sleep environment by purchasing a new mattress or other bed-related items.

The BSC offers these other suggestions for improving your sleep habits:

Make daily sleep appointments. Develop a routine in which you go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time every day.

Ditch the distractions. Avoid the distraction of social media and emails by setting your phone to automatically go into Do Not Disturb mode during sleep hours, and leaving your tablet and laptop in another room altogether. While you’re at, do you really need a TV in your bedroom? Opt for a pile of books on your nightstand as reading relaxes the mind and helps induce sleep, while screens keep your brain wired.

Analyze your bed. Consider whether it’s time for a new mattress. If you’re waking up a lot during the night to shift positions, it could be due to a mattress that’s not supporting you properly. Same for your pillows. Are they too soft, too firm, or just right? Also make sure your sheets, blankets and comforter offer the perfect balance of softness and warmth without making you overheated.

Keep it cool, even in the winter. A comfortable sleeping temperature is between 65 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, so turn on an air conditioner or lower the thermostat before bed for an optimal sleeping climate. If cracking open a window gets you to that temperature range, all the better, as fresh air makes for even healthier sleep.

Consider your window treatments. If you’ve committed to getting to bed early, keep your window treatments sheer. Natural light filtering in as the sun rises will help wake your body naturally—the perfect way to start your day. However, if you can’t seem to ditch the night-owl habit, room darkening curtains or shades may be necessary to ensure you get the extra hour or two you need in the morning.

As you work on perfecting your nighttime sleep routine, remember that it’s not a bad idea to catch a power nap during the day if and when you can. A quick 20-minute snooze can work wonders and actually help you sleep better at night.

About the Author

Greg DiGiorgio is a highly reviewed Arlington MA Realtor who is a dedicated, passionate, and market-savvy professional who puts his clients’ satisfaction before all else. His attention to detail, superior people skills, broad knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole, and his pure determination to indulge his clients with first class service sets him apart. In addition to Greg being an Accredited Buyers Representative-ABR, he understands the power of creative, well-organized and highly effective marketing and offers customized marketing plans that maximize property exposure to the most qualified buyers. He has appeared several times on Fox 25 News where he was interviewed on current market trends and conditions. A real estate transaction is really about managing people, their desires and their finances. It is an intricate and consequential negotiation.

Greg understands that it is important to secure not only the most able buyer, but also to the one that is most likely to close the deal. When so much is at stake, Greg is the one you want to represent you. His fair yet aggressive negotiating style and protectiveness of his clients’ best interests and ultimately, their assets, has gained his respect with colleagues and clients alike.

Greg also knows that every transaction represents the most important purchase or sale a person can make, and he takes every precaution to ensure that communication is impeccable with all parties involved from beginning to end. Whether it’s patiently guiding first time buyers through this exciting process or following through with clients’ needs long after the transaction is over, Greg’s warm, caring yet efficient business style will turn you into a client for life.


Greg grew up in the Greater Boston area and has a deep appreciation for the North East way of life. He attended The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, with a concentration in Marketing Research. Greg’s professional background is rooted in the technology sales & marketing. As a result, he learned to adapt to many different people and situations quickly and competitively. The insight that he has gained from many years of involvement in bringing all components of a transaction together smoothly has granted him a unique perspective and approach to the real estate industry. His enthusiasm and tenacity has allowed him to emerge as one of Greater Boston’s finest Realtors, and one of the highest reviewed amongst Arlington MA Realtors!

My Goal

My goal is to provide the best experience possible to my clients while helping them achieve their real estate goals. My streamline systems and use of technology ensure a smooth ride along the way. Whether it’s a first-time buyer, a seller, or investor, I strive to gain lifelong clients and friends by providing them with a fun, relaxing, but yet educational experience throughout the entire process.

Objectives for my Buyer Clients

Counsel session to determine wants & needsSchedule times to view properties

Run comparable analysis report for subject property

Help negotiate terms of the offer

Provided options for home inspectors

Help negotiate & finalize terms of Purchase & Sale Agreement

Assist in finalizing finances with Mortgage Broker

Handle any other paperwork and/or tasks including meeting mortgage commitment deadlines to making sure the transaction closes on time.

I keep an open door policy with all my clients even after the sale should they have any questions, or need help with any of their real estate needs. The closing of a real estate transaction is not the end, but just the beginning of a relationship.

Objectives for my Seller Clients

Listen carefully to make sure your goals and objectives are clearly understood

Explain the home selling process thoroughly

Discuss agency relationship

Price your home accurately

Stage your home for sale

Plan & implement a proven & innovative marketing plan

Work diligently to sell your home quickly and efficiently

Follow up with open house leads & showing brokers to obtain feedback

Work hard to ensure that each step of the transaction is running smoothly

To ensure that all smoke & carbon monoxide detectors are installed and working correctly, and to obtain certificate from town/city

To obtain final payoff for city/town water bill

“Most Importantly to communicate with you consistently and efficiently throughout the entire home selling process”

Certifications and Recognitions

Winner of Leading Edge Real Estate’s Outstanding Creative Marketing Award. Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)

Member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)

Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker

Member of Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)

Member of National Association of REALTORS (NAR)

Zoning & Building Codes Certificate

Residential New Construction Certificate

Title V Certificate