Sleep. Just like a healthy diet, it’s a crucial factor to good health. Getting some sleep is one thing, but nothing compares to having a good night’s sleep. Have you been having restless nights lately? Are you tired of disturbed sleeping patterns? If so, many people are in the same boat as you. Sometimes getting a good night’s sleep is hard but here are six tips that can help you catch up on ZZZZZ’s.
Cut the Caffeine: Coffee, tea, energy drinks, or soda may be the reason for your struggling sleeping pattern. The caffeine you have in the afternoon may not wear off by the time you decide to hit the sack. Yes the coffees and teas may help wake you up for the day, but in order to have a great sleep, it’s recommended to stop drinking caffeine after 2 p.m.
Set a Schedule: Setting a sleep schedule can really help you get some well deserved rest. By setting a schedule, your body can adapt and can help prevent that late night tossing and turning. Though it may be hard to go to bed at the same time every night, you will thank yourself for doing so when you wake up in the morning.
Don’t Stuff Your Face: [Mostly] everyone knows that food is life! It gives us energy, helps us maintain healthy bodies, and you can’t forget how yummy it is (most of the time)! But overeating especially before bed can cause problems like heartburn and insomnia.
Move Your Body: Did you know that exercise not only helps you lose weight but can also help you sleep well too? Doctors suggest that stretching or doing gentle yoga before bed can help reduce muscle tension, therefore relaxing your body. Do this for 10 minutes before your bedtime and you’re bound to have an amazing slumber.
Avoid Those Afternoon Naps: Napping is awesome. They can help us recharge after a sleepless night or long morning, but napping excessively can ruin your good night’s sleep. Doctors recommend that if you need to take a nap, keep it at 30 minutes tops.
And the LAST and FINAL tip to having a good night’s sleep is…
Turning Your Phone OFF: In the age of smartphones and electronic communication, it’s easy to get hooked to your device. It’s important not to let that affect your sleep. It is believed that using your electronic device can wind you up and that’s the last thing you want to do before trying to catch some sleep. Before going to bed try putting your devices in a different room, anywhere that will keep you from reaching for it. By doing this, you’re preventing yourself from potentially losing out on a couple hours of sleep.
There you have it! Six simple tips that can help you have a better sleep! Try these out for a week or so and let us know how they worked out for you by tweeting us @RadioHumber! Hopefully you’ll be able to catch up on all those lost hours of rest. Sleep well!