Tips For Improving Your Sleep

Do you have difficulty sleeping? Many people struggle to fall and/or stay asleep, which can make it challenging to get the recommended 7-9 hours (for adults). A lack of sleep can interfere with many areas of your life and become a great source of frustration, which can only make matters worse. Fortunately, there are lots of steps that you can take which should help you to improve your sleep, which could help you to feel happier, more energetic, more focused and fresh each day. It is amazing what a good night’s sleep can do, so follow the above tips and you should soon start to see results.

Improve Your Sleep Environment

First, you need to look at the environment in which you sleep, as this is often the main reason that people struggle with sleep. This needs to be an area of the home that is completely quiet and can be completely dark when the curtains are drawn. Investing in blackout blinds and using earplugs or a white noise machine can be helpful for improving your sleep environment. This should also be a space which is kept neat, tidy and clean so that it is a calm space. 

Invest In A Good Mattress

You can’t expect to sleep for 7+ hours each night if you have a hard, lumpy, and uncomfortable mattress. A non toxic mattress with latex memory foam is an excellent investment and you will notice the difference on the first night. These high-quality mattresses can promote good sleep, a healthy posture and help you to stay a comfortable temperature throughout the night.

Avoid Screens Before Bed

In today’s day and age, people often are glued to their screens right up until they turn out the light (and sometimes even in bed with the lights out). This is one of the major reasons that people struggle with sleep because the blue light emitted can trick the brain. Therefore, you should avoid all screens for an hour before bed and instead use this time to relax, read, meditate, or something similar.

De-Stress 

People often lie in bed tossing and turning, unable to drift off because they are stressed or worried. De-stressing is, obviously, easier said than done but you need to find ways to minimize stress before trying to sleep. How you do this will depend on your personality and the cause of stress, but you might find it helpful to tackle your issues, make a list of things to do tomorrow, exercise, or meditate before bed.

Create A Sleep Routine

It is hard to get the recommended amount of sleep each night if you are going to bed at different times and getting up at different times each day. Create a sleep routine and stick to this as best you can so that your body knows when it is time to fall asleep. Additionally, do not force yourself to go to bed when you are not tired as lying in bed wide awake will only make it harder to relax when you are trying to sleep.

Not getting enough sleep is incredibly frustrating and can negatively impact many areas of your life. Hope-fully, these tips will help you to improve your sleep so that you are able to get the recommended amount and feel much brighter, more energetic, and happier each day.


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