Getting a good night’s sleep doesn’t come as easy to some people. In fact, there are a lot of people who suffer from insomnia and only get a couple hours each night. Not having enough sleep may lead to many different problems and health issues. Sleep is vital for not only your brain to function but also your body to work properly. During this article, you will learn how to improve your sleep with natural remedies and habits. Don’t go another night wishing you had read my list of tips to help you keep your eyes shut- you will see here now just how to do so.
- Shut off all your technology at least one hour before bed. A lot of people who have troubles sleeping are notorious for lying in bed on their cell phone before they go to sleep. How do you expect to just shut off your phone and not ponder everything you just read and looked at for the past few minutes while you were on your phone. Even if you like to read books on your phone, it is still important to get a hard copy book instead of reading it off your phone. The light and radiation at night are not good for you before you go to sleep. So make sure you are doing something besides looking at technology at least one hour before bed. A clear mind will result in a good sleep.
- You might be having problems sleeping because your room is overloaded with materials. One thing to point out is you do not want too much stuff in your bedroom. If you have too much stuff this will result in claustrophobia and that could be a big reason why you are not sleeping. You need a clear space to have a good sleep. So remove any materials that you do not need in your room.
- Try using a humidifier and/or diffuser. If you want you can add some essential oils (peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, lavender) these essential oils all have properties to help improve your sleep.
- Avoid drinking caffeine before bed. Make sure to check your tea that you are drinking before bed, to make sure there is no caffeine in it. Along with caffeine- it is important to not go to bed on a full stomach. If you have a tendency to go to bed after eating a large meal, this could be a reason why you are not sleeping.
- Do not exercise right before bed. Instead, meditate. You might think exercising makes you tired and will help you sleep, but it actually doesn’t. You should exercise at least two hours before you go to sleep.
- Use some sound to help you relax. Maybe listening to a sleepy time playlist on 8tracks. This playlist will include the sounds of ‘waves crashing’ or ‘birds chirping.’ Believe it or not but this has helped many people fall asleep.
- Do not sit around and watch your clock. This will only prolong your sleep- especially if you are constantly checking your clock. This not only will prevent you from sleeping, it will create stress because you will be thinking about how many hours you have to sleep and you will not end up sleeping at all. If you have that issue, turn your alarm clock away from you!
- Do not go to sleep if you are not tired. If you think you are tired go to sleep but if you lay in bed for longer than half an hour- get up! Get up and walk around or do something to make yourself tired. If you lay in bed and you are not tired, you will lie there for hours and you will not be able to sleep for a while.
If you implement only a few of these tips, you should be asleep within minutes once you hit your pillow! Now don’t forget you need to keep a good sleeping pattern to train yourself when it’s time to go to sleep. Try and be consistent with when you go to sleep and when you wake up. A good sleeping pattern will help you fall asleep the next night and get up refreshed the next morning.
About The Author:
Stacey Smith is the freelance health writer. She is passionate to write about women’s health, dental health, diabetes, endocrinology and nutrition and provide in-depth features on the latest in health news for medical clinics and health magazines.