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7 Sleep Tips Just for Men


Trying to count sheep and it just isn’t doing the trick when it comes to catching some shuteye? Sometimes men and women are affected differently by sleep and for men, it’s important to take a step back and figure out what to do to beat the bedtime blues. Here are 7 sleep tips just for men.

Women might like a good cuddle sesh or chat after a romp in the sack, but a lot of times men like to doze off. Why not, sex is relaxing, right? Orgasms release endorphins and can be key in ushering in peace and calm for easy sleep.

Ditch Oversleeping
Stayed up late last night and now you feel like you need to overcompensate? Don’t do it, man. Adding extra z’s during the day on top of your late night can really screw with your internal clock. Instead, wait till bedtime when you are really sleepy and get that rest your body craves.

Avoid all of These
You may have heard that falling asleep with a) music b) television c) alcohol will help promote a good night’s rest–but beware. It’s important to keep the bedroom associated with sleeping and sex only; the above may help some fall asleep, but can also be hindrance. Alcohol is said to be helpful too, but can have detrimental affects on sleep in the long run, as you don’t want to become dependent on it.

Mind Games
Believe it or not worrying about sleep can really affect the whole physical process because it stresses the body and mind in what’s called “learned insomnia.”  Instead of forcing yourself to bed or thinking about it too much, try relaxing with some deep breathing and do not think about sleep!

Prep Time
With busy work and school schedules, the next day is already on our minds when it hasn’t even arrived yet, and that can get stressful. Set up a little bedtime routine to prepare not only for bed, but also for the next day. Pack your bags and pick out your outfit for work or school. Brush your teeth and wash your face. Then, take some time to relax in bed with a book and try that deep breathing.

Nosh on Carbs+Protein
Dinner didn’t do it for you and your tummy is growling before bed–grab some cheese and crackers or some kind of carb/protein combination. Studies show that this combo can boost serotonin, a brain chemical that calms the mind and body. Try to indulge an hour before bedtime.

Keep the Quality
If you’re going to splurge your hard earned moolah on something, the bedroom is a good place to start. A comfortable mattress and pillows are crucial for proper sleep and a lot of times people will keep a mattress longer than they should (life expectancy is usually 9-10 years) without replacing it. Really do your research and figure out what appeals most to you when it comes to firm/soft builds. Also pay attention to allergens that can cause irritation and ultimately, sleep deprivation.

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