Sleep is important to your health. It is widely recommended that adults should have 8 hours of sleep, and 10-12 hours of sleep for children under the age of 18. Sleeping too little or too much can lead to a variety of negative effects on your health. For example, if you don’t get enough sleep at night, it could make you more tired during the day and cause you to fall asleep in class or work! If you’re sleeping too much during the day, it may be due to underlying conditions such as depression or anxiety. The best way to improve your quality and length of sleep is by making some simple changes – try getting into a routine before bedtime with prepping dinner early so there’s no chance of eating late at night, as well as some simple lifestyle changes that will help increase sleep quality, alongside productivity when you are at full tilt once awake.
Check out below the top 5 tips we have to improve your sleep!
1) Keep a regular bedtime routine.
If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, try setting a bedtime routine. This means going to sleep and waking up around the same time each day – even on weekends! Do this for two weeks before making any other changes in your schedule that might affect how well you sleep. If those 14 days go by without success, it’s okay to start trying new things like relaxation techniques or taking naps during the day instead of at night time if they are not worn out from too much activity throughout their evening hours.
2) Avoid caffeine after 2pm.
Drinking caffeinated beverages after 2pm could have a negative impact on your sleep quality.
The caffeine in coffee, tea and soda can keep you up at night by keeping the brain active for hours past bedtime. If this sounds like something that has been happening to you recently, it’s time to cut back on how much of these items are being consumed before noon!
3) Create an environment that is conducive to sleep.
A good environment for sleep is one of the most important factors in improving quality. Make sure your bedroom has a cool temperature and avoid using electronics or caffeine before bedtime, as these can cause unnecessary stress that will keep you awake at night. Ensure your mattress offers enough support to help promote better alignment so it doesn’t put undue pressure on any area of the body during sleeping hours- this way there’s less risk for aches and pains after waking up!
The first step towards having great sleep is creating an appropriate surrounding space with comfortable temperatures, roomy furniture like dressers covered by soft sheets instead of hard surfaces and blackout blinds when natural light would disrupt slumber time (a refreshing nighttime routine might be helpful too!).
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4) Exercise regularly throughout the week.
Give your body the best chance at a good night’s sleep by exercising regularly. Exercise, especially in the afternoon or evening can help you get to bed and stay asleep easier. The endorphins released during exercise may also make it more difficult for stressors like work deadlines, family commitments etc., to keep you up all night as well!
Exercise is a great way of reducing stress levels that cause insomnia because working out releases substances called “endorphins” which are neurotransmitters that act on receptors found in various parts of the brain including those associated with moods and feelings such as pain regulation and pleasure centres.
5) Avoid heavy meals before bedtime and don’t drink alcohol before bedtime either!
Although you may think that a drink or two before bed will help with sleep, it actually has the opposite effect. Alcohol is known to disrupt your circadian rhythm and disturb REM cycles of sleep which can make sleeping more difficult as well as cause dehydration in adults which could lead to other health problems like seizures or heart issues. You should also avoid heavy meals within three hours prior because they take longer for your stomach and intestines to digest thus interfering with normal bowel movements leading again towards the disrupted quality of sleep overall.
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