Everyone, at some point in their lives, will have trouble sleeping. The important thing is to identify the cause. You may have to change some habits or do some creative problem-solving. Let’s take a look at ways you can sleep better at night.
Sometimes to sleep better we need something to drift off to. Having something that is turned down low as a background sound can put you right to sleep. Try listening to relaxing music or starting a new audiobook. The Audible Sleep Timer makes it easy to read until you put yourself asleep. The audio automatically stops playing at a certain time. It doesn’t have to come from an electronic device though, you can use a fan or heater to have on in the background. Turn it on when it’s time to go to sleep and allow your mind to focus on that noise. Clear your thoughts and allow your body to relax.
Getting your body into a healthy sleep schedule can be very beneficial for your mind and body. This will take some time, however, to achieve. You are essentially resetting your internal clock. It is training your brain and body to expect sleep and release chemicals that say you are tired. Combine this with eating earlier and it can go smoother. Your first day you try this you may have to take substances to help you fall asleep, but try to do this as little as possible. Try a sleeping app to track your progress and sleep better. Devices like Apple Watch and FitBits can also help with this too.
The blue screen on your phone blocks the hormones released that tells your body it’s time to go to bed. As our world becomes more online and more connected than ever, it can be hard to put down the phone. Thirty minutes before bed, try putting your phone away and relaxing by reading a book or listening to music. If you really want to calm your brain down try meditating 30 minutes before bed. Meditation is a good way of calming your thoughts and relaxing your body to sleep better and faster.
Exercise helps your hormones be well regulated and it can stimulate your brain activity at the right times. Obesity can play a large factor in not breathing correctly while sleeping. Exercise will help reduce your stress levels and tire you out. Don’t work out right before bed, as it will stimulate brain activity. It can also help you wake up more efficiently if you work out in the morning, not to mention all the other benefits of working out.
Your bed may be keeping you from being able to sleep better. Beds can often become uncomfortable or get soft over time. Having the right bed can help your muscles, back, and neck posture so you don’t wake up sore. If your bed makes you sore in the morning or keeps you from being able to sleep better, it’s time to get a new mattress. Try meeting with a mattress expert that can recommend the best bed for you back. They can even direct you to beds that can change their softness and hardness levels for you and your partner.
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