Having a peaceful sleep at night is as essential as regular exercise and balanced diet.
A good sleep is often interfered by several factors such as stress, depression, heavy responsibilities, anxiety and illnesses. It’s no wonder that a quality sleep is sometimes elusive.
According to research, a poor sleep has an immediate effect on someone’s overall health. From school or work performance to brain functions to in-effectivity and in-efficiency in everything you do. It can also lead to weight gain and increased susceptibility to diseases for both the young and old.
On the contrary, having a good quality sleep despite the quantity, will bring out that fresh and bubbly person living inside of you. While you might not be able to control all the factors that obstruct a good night’s sleep, you can adapt these simple steps so to finally slumber peaceful and deep every night.
Stick to a Sleep Schedule
You don’t need a full-straight eight-hour sleep to have a good day the next morning. The recommended amount of sleep for adults is actually less than seven hours. So set aside that eight-hour schedule you are following for so long, it’s a myth now.
To achieve this, you need to go to bed and get up at the same time every day, regardless of how late you slept. On a weekend, still try to wake up at the same time like on weekdays but if you like to make it a little longer, you may do it but no more than one hour past your schedule.
If you can’t sleep on the schedule you have set, do something that will make you tired. Read books, listen to music, watch movies or do anything relaxing. Once you feel your body is slowly getting tired, go to bed and sleep. Do this repeatedly if needed.
Eat Less at Night
Do not go to bed hungry or full, especially stuffed. A heavy or large meal you have eaten at night may cause you discomfort, hence, not allowing you to sleep peacefully.
Anything that has nicotine, caffeine or alcohol is a caution you must also be reminded of. The stimulating ability of nicotine and caffeine can automatically destroy your quality sleep as it takes hours to wear off so better take them in the morning and not before going to bed. Though alcohol numbs the brain and makes you sleepy, if it wears off, you will be having trouble going to sleep at the middle of the night.
Create a Restful Environment
Create an environment that is ideal for sleeping. Often, this means cool, dark and quiet. Avoid being directly exposed to radiation coming from devices as it will make your sleeping habit be more challenging. You can purchase any room-darkening shades, earplugs or any device that may trigger you to yawn so easily.
Doing calming activities will also help as discussed above. You can also put your speakers on and play any relaxing music like the sound of the mountains, beaches, sunset or rain.
Limit Daytime Naps
Long daytime naps may also interfere with a good night’s sleep. As experienced by many of us, this truly happens. But if your sleepiness is not bearable at daytime, you may sleep but must not exceed 30 minutes. Set an alarm to successfully get up at the recommended time.
Resolve your issues, problems, plans, or anything that worries you for tomorrow to be done before going to bed. Jot them down on a piece of paper if you plan to do it tomorrow. Stress management might also help. Start by organizing all your stuff, setting your priorities and making your room a breathable space. Also, avoid cluttering and be sure to take a nap in a comfortable and stress-absorbent mattress.
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