5 Tips To Help Improve Your Sleep

by - Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Sleep is so important for your daily life because it allows your body to heal itself and rejuvenate before another long day of work. Not enough adults get a full night of sleep, and this is a major issue when they live busy and productive lives. Thankfully, there are five key tips [in addition to having a Chiropedic mattress] to helping you sleep better at night if you are having issues with this.


1. Don't Eat a Big Meal Late at Night

One of the worst things you can do is to go to bed on a full stomach. Your digestive system is going to be working overtime when you eat a lot of food, which can keep you up throughout the night. Going to bed with that too-full bloated feeling can really put a damper on your sleeping patterns. Try not to eat a huge meal right before bed. Give your stomach a few hours to digest the food before you hit the hay.

2. Stop Looking at the Clock

Another bad thing to do if you want to get a good night of sleep would be to continually look at your clock on the nightstand. Looking at the clock is just a reminder to you that you are missing out on sleep. Turn your clock around so that you cannot see what time it is throughout the night.

3. Prepare Yourself for Sleep in Advance

It is going to be difficult for you to fall asleep if you simply get home from a busy day of work and slump into bed. You need to slowly tire your body out and prepare it for bed at night. This could mean having a cup of decaffeinated tea or taking a shower. Watch one of your favorite shows that you've watched in the past so that you are not too engaged when viewing it.

4. Turn Off the Lights and Shut the Shades

Our bodies naturally use the darkness as a way for us to know it is time to sleep. This is why the majority of people in the world sleep at night when it is dark and wake in the morning when the sun goes up. The best way to get a good night of sleep is to shut your shades and turn off your bedroom lights. If you tend to keep your television on during the night, you might want to consider turning it off so that you can get a better night of sleep.

5. Know When to Speak to a Doctor

Not getting enough sleep can truly do a number on your health and state of well-being. If you've noticed that you need to have coffee and tea in the morning just to get up for the day and you aren't sleeping at night, it might be time to speak with a doctor. The doctor might be able to prescribe you a sleeping medication that will help you out.

… written by Mary Rogers is a health and fitness instructor who loves physical fitness and helping other achieve a healthy lifestyle.

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