5 simple steps to a better night’s rest
There are many factors that could interfere with sleep:
- Pressures at work;
- Relationship issues;
- Electronic devices in the bedroom
Although you might not be able to control these external factors, there are habits that you can adopt to increase sleep and the quality of sleep. You can start with these simple sleep tips.
Stick to a sleep schedule
It is important to try to get to bed at around the same time every night.This will get your body into a routine and will reinforce your body’s sleep-wake up cycle.
Create a sleep time sanctuary
Reserve your bedroom for sleep and intimacy and keep it as a device free room. The right temperature will also help reach quality sleep, so keep your room on the cool side.
Nap during the day only if necessary
If you need to take a nap during the day, only do so if completely necessary, and limit it to 20-30 minutes.Any more, and it could interfere with your night time schedule.
Go light on alcohol before bed.
Alcohol is known to act as a sedative, however it tends to interferes with your quality of sleep.
Get regular exercise
Exercise supports sleep.It will help you to get to sleep and to sleep better.However, don’t exercise within 3 hours of bedtime as it acts as a short-term stimulant.