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Real Tired? Get Real Sleep With These Tips

By Virginia Laird

Each year, millions admit that getting plenty of sleep is a challenge. Some turn to sleep aids to help get better rest. Rather than relying on medication, there are a few natural things you can do to help your body rest better. As you find yourself unable to rest well, you may experience a difficult time focusing, functioning, and thinking clearly. For those struggling to find answers to their inability to sleep, experts have offered a few suggestions to help you get more sleep right away. These tips include:

  • Give yourself a bedtime
  • Cut back on caffeine
  • Go for a walk after dinner

Give Yourself a Bedtime

Although you may be an adult and feel it may be asinine, it is necessary to give yourself a bedtime. Sticking to a bedtime is the only way to ensure that you will get plenty of rest. Those who prefer to stay up late may struggle to get enough rest. Experts insist that getting plenty of sleep is key to maintaining good overall wellness. Starting a bedtime can take time, it is worth the struggle and change in the body's internal clock. Consider implementing a bedtime right away. 

Cut Back on Caffeine

Soda and tea both contain a great deal of caffeine. While this may be your beverage of choice throughout the day, it is necessary that you cut back on your consumption of caffeine before dinner. Research shows that caffeine can stay in the body for more than four hours. Consuming caffeine too close to your bedtime can prove to hamper your body's ability to rest fully. Consider giving caffeine a rest before dinner so that you can achieve a better sleep.

Go for a Walk After Dinner

Walking after dinner can help relax the body leading to an improved sleep. For that matter, exercise of any sort can help burn the energy needed to help the body relax. Making time to work out at least 20 minutes each evening can be enough to improve your ability to sleep. If you are serious about getting a better night of sleep, consider making exercise a part of your evening routine this week.

If you are serious about trying to make your sleep better, giving these tips a try is the best way to get started. Start tonight taking the necessary steps to make your sleep the best it can be. 

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

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