If you’re someone for whom sleep is hard to achieve, then the bellow tips and tricks will ensure you’ll get a good night’s sleep.
Do Your Best to Eliminate the General Stress in Your Life
Stressful jobs or facing a stressful day generally results in us not being able to sleep at night. If this happens more often than not for you, do your best to eliminate these stressful situations and thinking about these stressful moments. Practicing meditation or yoga or even exercising can you help you with it in the long term.
Avoid Caffeinated and Alcoholic Drinks during the Second Half of the Day
Drinking caffeinated drinks and alcohol is part of most of our days. In fact, meeting up for a cup of coffee or going out for a few drinks is part of socializing to most of us. However, it is a proven fact that both caffeine and alcohol (including smoking) can delay your sleep and avoid consuming it in any form during the later part of the day, can help control the effect it has on your sleep.
Try To Stick To a Schedule
Do your best to head to bed each day at the same time. Follow the same “getting ready for bed” pattern;like showering, brushing your teeth, dusting your bed etc. This routine can actually prompt your body to feel sleepier and more ready to shut down for the day.
Eliminate the Distractions That Keep You Up
Apart from that which runs in your mind, there are many things that can distract us or prevent us from falling asleep. These things include (but are not restricted to); the street noise or light streaming in through your window, the beeping of your phone’s message alerts, getting engrossed in scrolling your social media feed etc. install dark blinds for your windows, make your bedroom soundproof, and do your best to avoid having electronics in your bedroom. This includes your eBook reader (which doesn’t’ help you sleep in any way ¾thanks to its blue lights) and your mobile phone. If you use your phone for an alarm, turn it into airport mode to avoid getting messages or using the net.
Make the Comfort of Your Bed a Priority
If your bed is uncomfortable, no matter how much you prepare yourself, you’ll find it hard to fall and stay asleep. If your mattress is not comfortable enough, consider getting a memory foam mattress topper. If your pillows are not comfortable, replace them. It’s also a good idea to experiment with the thickness of your blanket.
If You Find It Hard To Fall Back Asleep, Avoid Drinking Water before Bed
If you wake up in the middle of the night to use the toilet and generally find it hard to fall back asleep, consider avoiding that last glass of water you sip on before heading to bed. It’s also best to cut back on other liquids on the second half of the day as well.
Consider Power Napping During the Day
Believe it or not, sometimes, if you’re too tired, you’ll find it hard to fall asleep. To avoid this from happening, try to give yourself a powernap on the days you’re busiest. These naps should only last around 20 minutes¾if exceeded, you’ll find it hard to sleep at night.