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Improve Your Sleep With These Tips

By Virginia Laird

Problems with sleep seem to be a growing issue. Almost daily, the number of those who rely on medication to help ease this problem increases. Even still, there are many who report that getting the amount of sleep necessary to stay healthy is nearly impossible. Sleep experts advise that the average adult should try to get at least six hours of sleep each night. Finding something to help improve your ability to sleep can be quite difficult. However, sleep experts have recommended a few tips for you to try to help you get the sleep you need. A few tips include:

  • Have a bedtime 
  • Stretch before hitting the pillow
  • Turn off your devices

Have a Bedtime 

While there are many who would prefer staying up late catching up with their favorite television show, finishing the last load of laundry, or washing up the dishes, getting the sleep you need is imperative. Sleep experts say that knowing how many hours of sleep you need, and getting it can vastly improve a wide array of things pertaining to your health. These professionals admit that giving yourself a bedtime, and sticking to it, can be what you need to get the sleep necessary. 

Stretch Before Hitting the Pillow

Sleep experts say that taking care of your body and mind before going to bed plays an imperative role in your ability to rest. There is research that suggests that stretching before hitting the pillow can help the body relax, which can lead to a more restful sleep. These stretches should be simple and relaxing. These stretches should not take more than a few minutes. Give this tip a try before you go to bed tonight.

Turn Off Your Devices 

Far too many head to bed each night with some sort of device in hand. While trying to unwind, most play games, surf the internet, or engage in other activities on these devices. According to sleep experts the time spent on these devices can begin to hamper your ability to sleep. Instead, it is suggested that you leave your devices out of the bedroom. Start today wrapping up your time on the devices before hitting the pillow. 

With these tips in mind, you are ready to begin improving your sleep right away. Best of luck getting your best sleep ever tonight.  

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

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