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Here's 3 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

By Virginia Laird

When is the last time you remember getting a good night of sleep? For many, this may have been years ago. For all those who struggle to get enough sleep each night, it is time to tackle the issue. Health and wellness experts admit that there is plenty you can do to try to change your ability to rest well. These tips include:

  • Have a bedtime routine
  • Go to bed when you are tired
  • Add a walk to your evening

Have a Bedtime Routine

Health and wellness experts suggest that a bedtime routine can improve your ability to sleep. Research indicates that a routine of at least 20 minutes of light relaxing activity can help the body relax and prepare to rest. A few things to include in your bedtime routine includes stretching, meditation, reading and any other activity which helps your body relax and release tension. Today is the day to begin planning what your optimum bedtime routine will include.

Go to Bed When You Are Tired

For many the idea of going to bed when you are exhausted can be a pleasant one. Still, there are a plethora of people who choose to stay up long past the exhaustion has hit. Whether you are trying to accomplish the laundry list of things to do at home, get in a little extra work, or tending to a child, research indicates it is best to go to bed when you are exhausted. Trying to work through this feeling can do nothing more than give you a second wind which makes it even more difficult to relax. Tonight when you get ready for bed, make sure you try to hit the pillow when your body is tired.

Add a Walk to Your Evening

Research suggests that light exercise in the evening can help release tension and relax the body. For this reason, health and wellness experts admit that adding a light walk to your evening can help the body prepare for bedtime. It is advised that this walk should be 20 minutes. Health and wellness experts suggest this is a great time to make a family workout. This can improve the sleep of everyone in your home. After dinner tonight, consider planning a walk through your neighborhood.

It is never too late to help you and your family start sleeping better. 

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

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