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3 Tips to a Better Sleep

By Virginia Laird

Sleep is precious and vital to your health. Without enough rest, both the brain and the body can struggle to function properly. How to go about getting the rest you need can be tricky, especially for a home with small children. Still, establishing a way to achieve your optimal sleep is best. A few tips to help you get the sleep you need include:

  • Implement a bedtime routine
  • Make exercise part of your evening
  • Allow for enough rest

Implement a Bedtime Routine

There is sufficient evidence to suggest that a bedtime routine can be beneficial in your ability to fall asleep and rest well. Experts preach, that just like children, adults need routine to allow the body to know when to tire and help it begin the process. It is encouraged that your bedtime routine should include no more than 20 minutes of activities that can help both the brain and body relax. This can include reading, stretching, meditation, and much more. Give this a try today. 

Make Exercise Part of Your Evening 

If you need help getting more sleep each night, there is reason to believe that exercising each day can help the body rest. A workout, no matter how light it may be, can help the body release tension that builds throughout the day. It can also help clear the mind of worries, which can play a factor in your lack of ability to sleep well. It is advised that you should plan to get at least 20 minutes of exercise each day to increase your body's ability to rest better each night. This can be as simple as a walk through your neighborhood or as challenging as hitting the weight room. Start taking the time to get some sort of workout daily. 

Allow For Enough Rest

Far too often, those complaining of struggling to get enough sleep admit to going to bed at hours too late to allow for such sleep. Health and wellness experts teach that getting good rest relies a lot on what time you go to bed. It is necessary that the average adult get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Still, there are plenty who require much more than this. Keep in mind that if you are allowing for less sleep than this, as simple fix can be to hit your pillow a little earlier to allow for more snoozing time. 

Now is the time to begin taking control of your shut-eye. Start getting the rest you need by applying these tips tonight. 

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

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