So many people all over the world complain that they are not getting a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, sleep deprivation seems to be a common occurrence and it can have a negative impact on your well-being. Stress and memory loss are just two of the regular side effects associated with a lack of sleep. Therefore, making sure you get your eight hours a night plays a key role when it comes to managing your health. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover ten tips for a better night’s sleep…Stick to a routine – If you go to bed at 8 p.m. one night and 12 p.m. the next night you are making it difficult for your body to adjust. Going to bed at roughly the same hour every evening is recommended.
- Exercise – Exercise makes you sleep better. However, you shouldn’t exercise just before you go to bed. The best time to do it is in the morning or afternoon.
- Tackle the underlying issue – What is really stopping you from getting a good sleep? Do you worry too much, so your brain is too active? If so, why not keep a journal so you can get your thoughts off your mind before bed? Do you suffer from headaches that make it difficult to sleep? If so, why not look into ent treatment to tackle this? Often, there is an underlying issue that is truly preventing sleep, so by tackling this, you can get more rest.
- Avoid alcohol – A lot of people falsely believe that alcohol makes them sleep better. There is no denying that alcohol may help you to fall asleep. Yet, the sleep you have is going to be a disturbed one as you are guaranteed to wake up several times during the evening.
- Warm bath / shower – Have a warm, not hot, bath or show before you go to bed. It helps your muscles to relax and thus it will be easier for you to naturally fall asleep.
- Avoid eating before bed – Try and give yourself at least two hours from eating until sleeping. This will ensure that your food has been digested properly.
- Mid-afternoon nap – A mid-afternoon nap can actually help you to have a much better sleep in the evening. It is recommended that you take roughly twenty minutes to sleep during the day (between 1pm and 4pm). Even if you don’t fall asleep, at least lay there and relax for the period.
- Dim the lights – This does not only relate to the lights in your bedroom but you should turn off all electronic devices an hour before bedtime as well.
- Relaxation CDs – Relaxation CDs have become a popular method for helping those who have trouble getting to sleep. You can listen to gentle hypnotise music and sound effects to help you doze off.
- Make a to-do list for tomorrow – One of the main reasons why people struggle to get to sleep is because they are too busy worrying about the following day. Make a to-do list for tomorrow and you will take the stress off your shoulders and consequently you should find getting to sleep a lot easier.
If you follow the ten tips that have been mentioned in this blog post, you will have a much better chance of getting to sleep successfully on an evening and having an undisturbed rest.