This is the first of a two part guide on a better night’s sleep.
Hey friend, guess what? You don’t have to be doomed to tossing and turning every single night. Just check out these easy suggestions for a better night’s sleep. They include creating a schedule for sleep, and making sure you have some sort of physical exercise in your plan.
Feeling tired and groggy lately? Or, even over-worked? The solution could very well be a better night’s sleep.
Just try to imagine all of the possible contributors that can mess with a good night’s sleep — from the stress of your job to common family responsibility to problems and challenges you are not ready to face, such as being layed off from work, difficulties in your relationships, or sickness. It is no hard to see why getting a great night’s sleep is sometimes a challenge.
Even though you may not be able to have a grip of all of the aspects of your life that have a detrimental effect on your sleep, you can get yourself familiar with habits that help to result in a better night’s sleep. You can begin with these easy sleep techniques:
Number one: Create a sleep schedule and stay on track.
Get to bed as well as wake up at exactly the same precise moment each day, no matter whether it is a weekend, a holiday, there’s a part, or you have a break from work. Sticking to a schedule that is the same everyday allows your body to get used to this sleep cycle and helps you maintain a better night’s sleep. There’s one catch, however. If you can’t put yourself to sleep right away, don’t just lay there are stress out about it: get up and do something that relaxes you for a little while, such as reading with a dimly lit light, then go back and lay down when you first yourself struggling to stay awake. Worrying about sleep only makes things worse, and will actually make you more lively and have the opposite of the intended effect — otherwise, you’ll find it more difficult to ever fall asleep.
Number two: Focus on your health: consume healthy food and beverages.
When you are going to bed, make sure you are not starving or full. Being uncomfortable could keep you up at night. In addition, constrict the amount you drink before laying down for the night, as it could cause you go get up in the middle of the night for toilet breaks.
Also, caffeine and alcohol warrant caution. They stimulate you and it takes forever for the effect to go away. They can also cause tremendous problems with making sure the quality of your sleep is top notch — which should be your main aim. It’s a common sleep myth that alcohol helps — because you’ll feel more sleepy at first — but it will cause problems while you’re sleeping during the rest of the night.
Number three: Make a consistent ritual for use before each night.
Repetitive tasks at night help your body understand that it’s time to stop being active for the day. Whether it is showering, or whether it means you read or listen to a book, or even hearing your favorite tunes — with the lights turned down, of course. Whatever it is, activities that relax you can help result in a better night’s sleep and cause an easy shift from being a wake to being sleepy. Also, have caution with the television and other technology and trying to seperate it as far as possible from your sleep ritual, preceeding bedtime. These devices often interfere with sleep, especially the bright screens used by them.
Number four: Make sure you’re in comfort.
Construct and mold your bedroom to suit your sleep needs. Usually, this means well-aired, dimly lit, and absent of noice. Think about buying shades that can instantly turn a bright room into a dark one, as well as earbuds, an air-conditioning unit or fanning device, and other items that could help contribute a zen-like retreat for you.
Getting a comfortable mattress as well as pillow are also incredibly important; invest in these as they can make all the difference — and the investment is definitely worth it if it means you’re at your best each day. How you decorate your bed depends on your style, and other factors such as the tastes of your partner. Make arrangements that best suit your needs: if you have a dog or a cat, see how it works for them to sleep in the same bed or whether that is a dealbreaker in terms of a better night’s sleep. For children, find a compromise between the sleep you need and the family time you want.
This is the end of the first part of the series on a better night’s sleep. Stay tuned for part two!
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