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6 Day Tips to Prepare for a Better Sleep at Night

We all know the feeling when you wake up in the morning and it feels like you’ve only just put your head on the pillow. Even with that extra-large cup of coffee it will still be a long day and there is not much that can be done. Here are some easy tips to help prevent you from being completely drained in the morning.

Relax your mind.
This means turning off the television and computer before bed.  Even looking at your phone can actually stimulate your mind. Try reading a book or even listing to music to help relax your mind.

Sleep in the dark.
When it’s time for bed make sure to cover your eyes. If wearing an eye mask is uncomfortable then make sure that the lights are off in your room. Even digital clocks should be facing away from you. That way if you do wake up and glance over at the clock you won’t stress about waking up at a certain time,

Limit activities in your bed.
Don’t watch TV in bed or do work while lying in bed. Make sure your bed is for used exclusively for sleeping.

No stimulates before bed.
While you may enjoy a caffeinated beverage in the morning make sure to switch to decaffeinated mid-day to help prevent higher levels of caffeine in your system. Lower levels of caffeine which will allow you get a better quality of sleep later.

No drinks before bed.
Getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom interrupts your sleep cycle. If you notice that you’re going to the bathroom during the middle of the night, be sure to stop drinking liquids before bed.

Exercise usually helps.
Exercising regularly has been shown to help with most situations, however be aware that sometimes the boost of energy you may get from exercising can in fact keep you awake. Make sure to allow time for you to cool down and relax after a workout session.

Always remember if you are still having issues sleeping for an extended period of time, make sure to set up an appointment with a doctor. It could be a sign of other issues rather than stress related.

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