3 Tricks for a Better Night’s Sleep
A good night’s sleep leaves you feeling well-rested and ready to take on the day. It can give you more energy and help your immune system fight off colds and other illnesses. However, it can be challenging to get a good night of rest. Here are three tricks you can try.
Get to Know Your Body
Learn your body’s natural rhythm and you’ll fall asleep faster. Some people are night owls while others like to get up early. The important thing is to decide when you sleep best and stick with that night after night. Go to bed and get up at the same time. Don’t sleep in, even when you can.
Reduce Light and Sound
Your body is geared to sleep when it gets dark, so don’t leave your room too bright. Also, don’t look at your computer or other bright screens right at your bedtime. You also want to reduce noise or sounds such as music playing so that you can go to sleep without being disturbed. On the other hand, you should make sure your room is bright when you wake up. Open up curtains or turn on a lamp so that it’s easier to wake up.
Regular exercise will help your body be ready for rest. You’ll feel less sleepy during the day because activity increases your adrenaline. However, you don’t want to exercise too close to your bedtime or you’ll find it difficult to go to sleep.
The best exercise includes cardio that gets your heart rate up. Do these in the morning. If you want to exercise later in the day, choose more relaxing activities like yoga or even stretching to help you be ready to fall asleep faster when you go to bed.
Try one or all three of these tips to help you sleep better every night. If you still can’t sleep, you may need to talk to your doctor. They can diagnose a health problem which may interfere with your rest. For most people, a few simple changes in your lifestyle will be all you need to fall asleep and awake refreshed the next day.