Improve Your Sleep With These 4 Tips
Getting a good night’s rest is important and it should be prioritized. Improve your sleep quality and feel better. These four tips below are designed to help you achieve a restful sleep.
Maintain a sleep schedule
Healthy habits start with repetition. Try implementing the same sleep and wake schedule everyday (yes, including weekends). Doing so will help your body get into a routine. When we go to bed and get up at different times, we can confuse our body about when it should be resting. Plan backward from your wake-up time, budgeting 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
At least 30 minutes before bedtime, stop using devices that emit blue light (this includes your phone, tv, laptop, etc.). Blue light delays the release of sleep-inducing melatonin, which can increase your attentiveness, and reset your internal clock.
Improve your bedroom environment
Take a look at your sleeping setup and analyze what might be keeping you awake. Is the room set to a comfortable temperature? Is there too much noise? Could there be too much light coming in? Try and see what improvements can be made to create a more pleasant and restful space.
Relax your body and mind
In addition to a sleep routine, try a pre-sleep routine to help you relax. Try finding an activity to help you unwind – whether it’s taking a nice bath or shower (or simply soaking your feet), listening to calming music, reading a book, or meditating before bed.