Do You Wish You Could Sleep Better?

By Tom Herrin

It seems as if people are so busy with just about everything in life that many find it very difficult to really get a good night’s sleep.  There are plenty of distractions and interruptions.  There are lots of sleep aids on the market that can be taken or used.  There is also just about every gimmick under the sun that is advertised to help people sleep as they never have.  The opportunity for sales must be good or there would not be so many out there.  The times when people labored so hard that they almost fell into bed at night are long since gone.  

Look At What Gets You Up

There some things that can be done to improve sleep.  It is best to take a good look at what people’s habits are, then make a plan of how to address the various issues.  For as long as I  can remember, caffeine has been considered as something to use to keep people awake.  It does a pretty good job, and a lot of people are likely unaware of just how much they take in.  It is present in so many drinks other than coffee.  It can be found in soft drinks, some foods, and in lots of energy drinks.  For those who consume any of these things, cutting them would be a great start towards getting some sleep.

Lifestyle Can Be A Contributor

The habits people form tend to be part of the problem for some.  Most people have some different kinds of eating patterns.  Eating too much or too late can be a big part.  Some foods can keep people up while there are those that can help them to relax.  It is worth looking at.  Exercise can be a great way to get fit and relax, but doing so too close to the time someone goes to bed can keep them too keyed up and prevent them from sleeping well.

Some Small Change May Have Big Results

With all of the electronic items we use today, many of them have light that can be a problem.  Lighting can prevent good sleep.  Sound can be a problem in some cases but a help in others.  It is something that bears thinking about.  I do well with some kind of soft music or earth sounds.  In my case, it helps to drown out other noises that otherwise wake me.  Bedding, room arrangement, and room temperature are all things that may affect sleeping.  Take a good look at your situation.  There is great chance that some small changes in your personal schedule can allow you to sleep better.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Englewood, N.J.

 

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