In today’s tech-savvy, non-stop, go go go world one thing almost everyone lacks today is a good night’s sleep. Insomnia and disturbed sleep are very common in our lives. Often we find ourselves trying Apps, Sleeping Pills and variety of weird antics. But wait, it is much simpler and here are 8 Simple Tips For A Better Night Sleep!
1. Stick to a sleep schedule
Go to bed and get out of bed at the same time every day. Even on weekends and days off. This helps your body know when it’s time to sleep.
2. Pay attention to what you eat & drink
Don’t go to bed hungry or too full. Limit caffeine, Nicorette, and alcohol. Also, avoid drinking large amounts of water close to bedtime. This will reduce any unwanted trips to the toilet during the night.
3. Create a bedtime ritual
Do the same thing every night before bed. This tells the body it’s time for sleep. Things such as a warm bath, reading a book or listening to relaxing music will help you unwind. Avoid watching TV and using electronic devices.
4. Get comfortable
Create a room that promotes a good sleep feel. The room should be cool, quiet and dark. Your mattress and pillows should be supportive, but comfortable.
Get into your favorite sleeping position as soon as the light goes off.
5. Limit daytime naps
Long daytime naps can interfere with your sleep at night. Limit nap times from 15-45 minutes. Any longer may cause restlessness when you’re actually trying to get to sleep at night.
6. Include more exercise in your routine
Regular exercise can promote better sleep, helping you to fall asleep faster and to enjoy deeper sleep. Timing is important, though. If you exercise too close to bedtime, you might be too energized to fall asleep.
7. Manage stress
You might have too much to do, not enough time to do something or problems going on at home or work. Thinking about them when you’re trying to get to sleep won’t help you sleep better. Try other activities before you go to bed to take your mind off things and help you relax.
8. Know when to contact your doctor
Nearly everyone has an occasional sleepless night — but if you often have trouble sleeping, contact your doctor. Identifying and treating any underlying causes can help you get the better sleep you deserve.