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How to Sleep Better at Night

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

Contrary to popular belief, sleeping is not a waste of time. It helps the mind and body recover from the stress it has sustained from everyday life. Without adequate sleep, a person may experience negative effects on both the mind and body. He or she may have mental difficulties, such as in the aspects of alertness, concentration, memorization, and reaction time. He or she may have physical difficulties, such as fatigue and excessive sleepiness during the day.

There are also sleeping disorders out there that can result into worse medical problems. For example, according to the website of Silent Night Therapy, untreated sleep apnea may lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, and even stroke.

This puts into perspective how important sleep is for the body and mind. So, maybe you can let go of your mobile phone or computer one hour earlier to get that sleep your body and mind need. Here are some tips on how to get better sleep at night.

Sleep at the same time everyday

Your body clock can be trained. You can train it in a way that you can fall asleep and wake up in a specific time. This way, you will find it easier to fall asleep once you hit the bed and potentially have more sleep compared to those who don’t have a sleeping and waking schedule and struggle to fall asleep.

Have a sleeping ritual

Before you sleep, do the same thing, so you can train your body to know that doing that thing means that it is bedtime. It helps when the thing you choose to do is relaxing, such as taking a warm shower or reading a book. As much as possible, avoid involving computers and mobile devices in this ritual.

Get comfortable

Of course, it is much easier to fall asleep when you feel comfortable. This means that the conditions around you are peaceful enough to trigger drowsiness and sleep. This may depend on your preferences, but typically, a comfortable sleeping place involve proper temperature, lack of lights and sounds, and clean sheets.

Avoid food and drinks

Eating and drinking is a form of disturbance in the sleeping area, because of how they can put you out of bed. You may need to go to the toilet because of excessive eating or drinking, or you may need to throw that junk food package in the trash – either of which puts you out of sleeping time status and potentially put your drowsiness away.

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