Sleep is Precious: Tips to Help You Rest Better

By Virginia Laird

There are very few who report getting plenty of sleep on a routine basis. Health and wellness experts admit that too many find themselves staying up way past the point of exhaustion trying to complete various tasks. Rather than staying up late and finding yourself beyond exhausted the following day, it is suggested that you make sleep a priority. Health and wellness professionals suggest that the average adult get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. If you find that you are lacking in this area, consider taking the advice of these professionals to help you get more sleep. These tips include:

  • Make time to exercise daily
  • Stretch prior to hitting the pillow
  • Avoid trying to stay up too late

Make Time to Exercise Daily

Exercise can be great when it comes to sleep. Research indicates that finding time to exercise daily can help the body rest well each night. It is suggested that you find time to work out for at least 20 minutes each day. This can be as simple as a walk through your neighborhood or something more challenging. Health and wellness experts suggest that exercise of any kind can be enough to help you get better sleep.

Stretch Prior to Hitting the Pillow

Research indicates that stretching prior to going to bed can often benefit your ability to sleep. Stretches help relax the body and release tension. These stretches should be light and simple and include stretching the neck, upper back, and legs. Health and wellness experts suggest that following this advice can help make a huge impact on your ability to get more (and better) rest. Give stretching before bed a try tonight before you hit the pillow.

Avoid Trying to Stay Up Too Late

While it may be tempting to burn the midnight oil catching up on your favorite TV shows, this is a bad habit. Instead it is suggested that you go to bed at a decent time each night. Health and wellness experts admit this can mean giving yourself a bedtime and sticking to it. Making sure you are not staying up too late can impact your ability to get plenty of rest. Start tonight going to bed rather than opting for more TV time or doing a couple more household chores.

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