• Macs

Using Your 5 Senses To Create A Nightly Routine For Improved Sleep

Updated: Aug 1, 2018

'Sleep hygiene' is a concept with real value when it comes to improving our sleep. It may sound like a modern buzzword, but is actually a catch all term for all the different healthy habits that improve our ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.

With so much advice out there, it can seem like an overwhelming and expensive task to implement every suggestion for improving your sleep. Everyone can benefit from an undisturbed night - unfortunately not all of us have the luxury of being in the ideal environment free of streetlights, traffic or noisy neighbours.

In this quick guide, we focus on taking your 5 senses into account when planning a nightly routine for better sleep. We give sense based pointers on areas that you have some control over, but may not have considered.

5 Senses Guide to better sleep Infographic

Do you have any sense based suggestions which have worked for you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below:


 Welcome to Sensorama - a blog to tickle the senses.


This blog is dedicated to curiously exploring the world via the 5 senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.
Our perception of reality is determined by our own senses - and there are millions of sensory experiences out there for us to explore. Join sensorama bloggers Macs and Oliver as we take you on an extraordinary tour of the world all around us through sensory science, experiences, stories and sensations.


Via Sight : Beautiful faces, amazing colours, hidden lights spectrums, optical illusions, incredible animals and emotive art - our ability to see is central to nearly every part of our everyday lives. Yet how often do we stop and take a fresh look at the world? At Sensorama we take a second glance at the everyday, the unusual and the at times invisible.

Via Sound : Hearing is the key to communication and how we interact. Like a heartbeat, it is also highly personal. From thrash metal to choral hymns which make the heart soar - what we love to listen to can determine our mood, emotional state, and sense of identity. At Sensorama we take a in depth listen to the beats of life.  

Via Smell : Smell is the sense that much of the animal kingdom relies on to find food, sense danger or attract a mate. It is the sense which can evoke a long distant memory and silently affect our perceptions and behaviours. At Sensorama we pay attention to what’s right under our nose.  

Via Taste : What some cultures find delicious, others find repulsive. Taste is so often a matter of, well, taste. Starting as an evolutionary way to avoid poisoning, we have mastered the sense of taste to tickle some of the strongest pleasure centres of our brains. At Sensorama we search out the tantalizing and delicious.


Via Touch : Touch can be anything from comforting to terrifying and take us anywhere from excruciating pain to heightened ecstasy. As humans, we feel everything but so rarely pay attention to what our bodies are telling us. At Sensorama we get hands on with all the textures of the world.

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