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Stop Your Sleep Struggle: 4 Tips to Try

By Virginia Laird

Are you one who struggles with your ability (or lack thereof) to sleep? You are not alone. Each year, millions report struggling to sleep well. Health and wellness experts say that getting plenty of sleep is essential in your overall wellness. Rather that continuing to suffer, these experts have offered several tips to help you improve your sleep, including:

  • Establish a bedtime routine
  • Give yourself a bedtime
  • Consider daily exercise
  • Invest in lavender

Establish a Bedtime Routine

A bedtime routine is essential in getting the sleep you need. Experts recommend such a routine last no longer than 20 minutes. It should include things that help the mind and body relax and prepare for sleep. This can be stretching, reading, and anything else you deem relaxing. Consider giving this idea a try for a week or two to help know how it will work for you. 

Give Yourself a Bedtime 

Sticking to bedtime can be beneficial when trying to get your body and mind to bed each night. As creatures of habit, the body works best on a routine, according to research. Experts advise that the best way to determine your bedtime is to determine how much sleep you need and plan accordingly. For many adults, an average of six hours of sleep each night is sufficient. Still, there are plenty who need much more than this, 

Consider Daily Exercise 

According to research, the body can rest better as it burns off extra energy, stress, and tension. Experts say that as little as 30 minutes of exercise each day can be enough to help improve your sleep. If you are not a fan of working out at the gym, a brisk walk through your neighborhood can be enough. Whatever you decide to do for your workout, make sure you get it in daily.

Invest in Lavender

Many who struggle to sleep turn to the support of essential oils, more specifically lavender. Research indicates that this oil can help relax the mind and body while supporting sleep. Those who have already tried this oil say that a drop on the pillow or diffusing it in the air can be helpful when trying to get a good night of rest. 

Now is the time to take advantage of these tips to help you get a better night of sleep.

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

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