4 Tips to a Better Night of Sleep
By Virginia Laird
Wouldn’t it be nice if finding the answer to better sleep were as easy as getting a more comfy pair of PJ’s? Unfortunately, it is not that simple, and yet it may not be as complex as you once thought. There are several self-help tips that can be applied to encourage a more restful night of sleep. Some of these can require a great deal of effort on your part. Decreasing caffeine intake or adding a workout can be a more difficult change. Buying a new mattress may be easy enough but can be cost prohibitive. A few changes that can be made without an astronomical expense or a drastic change in lifestyle include:
- Make your bedroom sleep-friendly
- Go to bed when you are tired
- Keep natural light
- Try to be routine
Make Your Bedroom Sleep Friendly
Having clutter piled up all around can keep the mind stressed. Try to maintain a place of sanctuary and peace in the bedroom. If you insist on clutter, try not to let it pile up where you sleep. Although the bed may be the ideal place to set the laundry before you put it away, having to move it quickly so you can go to bed can be mentally straining and stressful. Try to have the bed and areas immediately around it clean and neat at all times.
Go to Sleep When You are Tired
The key to falling asleep when you lay down is to go to bed when you are tired. Try to avoid making yourself stay up just a little longer to finish the show you are hooked on. Discourage yourself from staying up to clean the house because your kids are finally asleep. For sure, the mess will still be there tomorrow, but at least you will be rested when you deal with it.
Keep Your Light Natural
Using natural light can be a wonderful tool. This can help keep the body on a regular routine. The body knows when to get up and go to bed according to the light. Using natural light can help the body to know when it is time for bed. Use this no cost tip to your advantage.
Try to Be Routine
Routine is key. Many parents insist on routines for their children but lack it for themselves. It is just as important for adults as it is for children. Once your body is on a routine, it will become tired at the same time each night. This can help to get a more restful sleep.
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