Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep
Everyone benefits from a good night’s sleep. Poor sleep habits can lead to a variety of issues and challenges including weakening of the immune system and even weight gain. Working to improve your sleep truly does have an abundance of benefits. See below for some helpful tips on how to get a better night’s sleep.
- Avoid late night exposure to caffeine. For some, even a small cup of coffee can make a restful sleep more difficult.
- Minimize blue light exposure at night by reducing use of devices like ipads, mobile phones and computers.
- Skip or reduce alcohol use at night.
- Exercising during the day can improve your overall mood and help you sleep more soundly at night.
- Avoid or keep daytime naps short. Sleeping during the day can impact nighttime sleep routines.
- Ensure bedroom items like pillows and bedding are comfortable and cool.
- Keep an eye on the diet. As noted above, avoid evening caffeine, minimize sugar and try to eat clean.
- Reduce late nights and sleeping in. Try to sleep and wake up at the same time each day.
- Ensure the bedroom is for sleep. Minimizing tv and work in the bedroom makes the room more conducive to sleep.
- Consider nighttime teas and drinks for a relaxing evening.
- Talk to your doctor about supplements that can help encourage a good night’s sleep.
- Keep your room temperature cool. Avoid overly warm rooms.
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