Tips to Sleep During the Day
By Sara Butler
Not everyone can sleep at night. For millions of Americans who work the night shift, the daytime is their opportunity to get a good night's, or day's, rest. But getting a quality sleep during the day can be a bit of a challenge. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help make it a little easier.
Your body's internal clock is influenced by light. If you can limit your exposure to the sun when you're on your way home to go to bed, then you can have an easier time going to sleep when you get home. So, slap on those dark sunglasses before you go outside and leave them on until you get home.
Keep Your Room Dark, Quiet, and Cool
Invest in some light-blocking shades or curtains to keep your room as dark as possible during the day. The darker it is, the easier time you'll have getting to sleep and staying that way.
Also, work to make your room as quiet as possible during the day when you're trying to sleep. Try a fan or a white noise machine to help reduce outside noises that can keep you awake. If you need to, earplugs might be a good choice to help block sounds out. It'll help if you keep your room cool, too. Make sure to adjust it to the right temperature during the day when you're trying to sleep.
Let People Know
Your friends and family need to be made aware when you're trying to sleep during the day so you don't get disturbed. You might want to consider a sign for your door that lets them know when you're inside trying to catch some quality sleep.
Watch What You Drink
You don't want to drink anything with caffeine or alcohol in it before you're planning to try to go to sleep. Caffeine is a pretty obvious thing to try to forego before bed, but alcohol is also important to avoid. Some people mistakenly believe that alcohol will help you go to sleep, but the truth is that it can have the exact opposite effect. You won't sleep well and are more likely to wake up early.
It's important to do what you can to sleep well during the day when it's your only chance for rest, so follow these tips to help!
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