Sleep is a crucial part of human life. But if you think there are exceptions, then something is amiss here. With 50 shades of grey under your eyes, bet your super power is to escape sleeping.
If you’ve forgotten what it’s like to have a normal sleeping pattern, it’s time you got some help.
Here are a few tips to help you sleep better:
Wake up at the same time each day
This is hard, but that’s why you eat the frog first.
However, if you suffer from insomnia you need to follow getting up at the same time every day so as to train your body to wake up at a consistent time.
Remove alcohol and stimulants like nicotine and caffeine
What were you thinking when you were ordered that coffee or while smoking that cigarette?
The effects of caffeine can last for many hours, so the chances of it ruining your sleep is high. Caffeine may not only cause trouble initiating sleep, but may also cause frequent awakenings.
If you thought drinking alcohol could help you pass out to sleep, you thought wrong.
It can lead to frequent arousal and a bad night’s sleep.
Maybe you were being all smart and thought napping seems like a proper way to catch up on missed sleep, it is not always so. It is important to maintain a regular sleep pattern and get yourself to associate sleep with cues like darkness and a fixed bedtime.
This may sound ridiculous but regular exercise can improve sleep quality and span. But you can’t push it by exercising immediately before bedtime. This can have a negative effect on the body and should be avoided. Try to finish your gym activities at least three hours before you plan to crash.
Bedtime = Sleep
Bedtime is not equal to Netflix and Chill or Facebook or Instagram or any kind of social media.
Limit activities in bed. The bed is for sleeping and having sex and that’s it. All these activities can increase alertness and make it difficult to fall asleep.
*Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep!