Need Help Getting More Sleep? Try This

By Virginia Laird

For many, there seems to be a battle with the ability to get enough sleep each night. Health and wellness experts advise that there may be a variety of reasons behind the struggle. However, there is no need to allow this to defeat you and interrupt your life. These experts suggest there are many things you can try to help improve your ability to sleep. Some of their tips include:

  • Establish a bedtime and follow it
  • Go to bed when you are tired
  • Make time to exercise
  • Have a bedtime routine

Establish a Bedtime and Follow It

For beginners, these experts suggest you know how many hours of sleep you need. Sleep experts advise that the average adult should try to get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. However, some require much more than that. Knowing how many hours your body needs can help you determine a bedtime that allows enough sleep. Health and wellness experts suggest once you establish a bedtime, make sure you are prepared to follow it, even when you are not exhausted.

Go to Bed When You Are Tired

One of the mistakes that many seem to make is to avoid hitting the pillow when the body is screaming that it needs rest. Health and wellness experts suggest skipping out on going to bed when you are tired can open your body to getting a second wind and losing interest in going to sleep. This can make finding enough sleep more difficult.

Make Time to Exercise

Research suggests that getting exercise on a daily basis can help burn stored energy in the body. Burning off extra energy can help relax the muscles and promote the ability to rest well. It is suggested that as little as a 30-minute workout can be enough to help the body achieve a deep sleep.

Have a Bedtime Routine

Some research advises that having a bedtime routine that includes stretching and meditation can help relax the body, which can promote better sleep. Health and wellness experts suggest that a bedtime routine should be no longer than 20 minutes and should only include things that help the body relax.

Now is the time to begin putting these tips to the test. Hopefully, you will be able to begin achieving more sleep and find you have more energy throughout the day. Good luck!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Surprise, Ariz.

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