Having a good night’s sleep affects your physical and mental health. If you fall short on your sleep it can affect your daytime energy, mood, productivity and emotional balance. Many are struggling to get the sleep that they need. Getting a good sleep might be impossible when you are wide awake at night, but you just don’t realize that you can control your sleep.
Here are the five steps to sleep better
Step 1: Go to sleep and get up at the same time everyday
Sleeping and getting up at the same time everyday helps in setting your body’s internal clock at the same time it optimizes the quality of your sleep. Choose bed time around the time when you feel most tired, so that you don’t struggle to catch a sleep. Once you get proper sleep, you should wake up properly without alarm, if you keep a regular sleep-wake schedule; you’ll feel much more energized compared to sleeping the same number of hours at different times.
Step 2: Exercise during the day
Exercising helps you sleep better at night and feel less tired during daytime. Exercising regularly improves the symptoms of insomnia. It helps in increasing the amount of time you spend sleeping. For better sleep, it is best to exercise in the morning or afternoon for better sleep. Exercising before bedtime can interfere with sleep. Try low-impact exercises such as yoga, and stretching to help you sleep.
Step 3: Avoid alcohol 3 hours before bedtime
While alcohol can make you sleepy, it keeps you from reaching the deep stages of your sleep. When you drink before bedtime your NREM sleep will increase and your REM sleep will decrease. Falling short on REM sleep can affect your brain and body. Also, the REM stage of your sleep is the process where most of the calories are burned. If you want to have a deep sleep it is not advisable to drink alcohol before bedtime.
Step 4: Improve your sleep environment
A peaceful sleeping environment gives your brain a signal that it’s time to sleep. It helps you let go of the day’s stresses. One small change to your environment can make a huge difference in the quality of your sleep. Here are some little changes that you can do to sleep better:
- Keep your room cool
- Keep your noise down
- Make sure you’re comfortable sleeping on our single bed foam from ComfortLiving PH
Step 5: Cut back on sugary foods.
Your eating habits can impact how well you sleep at night, especially hours before your bedtime. Cut back on sugary foods and carbohydrates, because eating a lot of sugar and carbs such as white bread, rice and pasta during the day can trigger wakefulness at night and pull you out of deep stages of your sleep.
Follow these five simple steps to have a good night’s sleep at night and to protect your health as well. Keep in mind that your sleeping habits affect your energy throughout the day. To help you sleep better at night, ComfortLivingPH provides the best sleeping essentials that you need, from a single premium mattress to a premium memory foam mattress to our orthopedic cooling pillow which can surely help you remember your sweet dreams. As one of the best orthopedic pillows in the Philippines, our Premium Memory Body Pillow with Hypoallergenic cover allows greater ventilation and helps you cool all night long for the best sleep ever. Reach us through https://comfortlivingph.com/ for more information.