We all love a good night’s sleep — without it, it’s hard to get through the day and even worse, it’s bad for your health.
Here’s some tips on how to improve your sleep:
- Maintain a regular sleep routine — try to go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time every day.
- Avoid naps if possible
- Don’t stay in bed awake for more than 5-10 minutes — if you’re having trouble going to sleep, get up and go sit in another room in the dark for a few minutes. Don’t watch TV or check out the internet, which will just stimulate you further.
- Don’t watch TV or read in bed.
- Drink caffeinated drinks with caution
- Exercise regularly
- Have a quiet, comfortable bedroom — keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature; usually a little cooler is better than warmer.
- If you are a ‘clock watcher’ at night, hide the clock.
- Have a comfortable pre-bedtime routine — meditation, quiet time, a warm bath or shower
Health reasons for getting a perfect sleep:
- Poor sleep can lead to weight gain
- Good Sleep Can Improve Concentration and Productivity
- Good Sleep Can Maximize Athletic Performance
- Poor Sleepers Have a Greater Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
- Poor Sleep Is Linked to Depression
- Sleep Improves Your Immune Function
- Poor Sleep Is Linked to Increased Inflammation