Many of us are all too familiar with that feeling when you lie awake in your bed, staring at the ceiling, and hoping and praying that you manage to fall asleep somehow. You constantly stay up or have bad quality sleep, which results in you waking up for work or school completely exhausted. It’s a vicious cycle.
From using smartphones and tablets in the late hours to caffeinated beverages and alcoholic drinks, there are many factors that impact your sleeping patterns. Although fixing your sleeping habits is indeed your job, we can still hold your hand and help point you in the right direction nonetheless. Here are some tips that are going to give you the best sleep ever!
1. Sleeping Schedule
Usually, your sleep gets messed up because, on a given day, you sleep at 9 pm whereas on another day, you don’t hit the sack until well past midnight. This can result in an irregular sleeping pattern which means you might end up finding yourself tossing and turning in bed–but to no avail. So, the best way to fix it would be to set aside an eight-hour period wherein you can get some quality R.E.M sleep, set a specific time for bed, and make sure to follow it.
2. Mindful Eating
Whether you eat something before bedtime or go to bed hungry, both of these situations can have an impact on your sleep. In order to sleep better, you have to avoid heavy meals and caffeinated foods to avoid any discomfort and so that they don’t keep you up all night. Instead, you should opt for a light, yet fulfilling meal and you’re all set for some much-needed shut-eye.
3. Set the Mood
You might be doing everything right but for some reason, you’re still struggling to nod off. This can be because your environment is either too bright or too loud for you to sleep. So, the next time you prepare to go to bed, take a moment to observe your surroundings and remove any disturbing elements by switching your phone to silent mode, turning off the light, and lowering the temperature to a more comfortable level. When you’ve set the mood, you’ll manage to slip into the covers and doze off in no time.
Getting eight hours of sleep is important for your health, so make sure you try these tips!