Tips for a Better Nights Sleep
September 28th, 2018
- Room temperature: Keeping the temperature in your bedroom at 70 degrees Fahrenheit or below is recommended. Studies show that the body can better relax with temperatures at 70 degrees or slightly below.
- Reduce caffeine. The effects of caffeine last much longer than most people expect. The result is difficulty falling asleep. Studies have shown better sleeping patterns if no more caffeine is consumed after 6.00 PM.
- Avoid alcohol. Alcohol will keeps the body from reaching the deeper stages of sleep, where the body does most of its healing and resting. The result of drinking can be a very light sleep or difficulty falling asleep in general.
- Beds are for sleeping. If you are used to watching TV in bed or even work while being in bed, you may find it much harder to relax and to fall asleep. Sleep requires your brain to slowly shutdown and any distraction will cause sleeping problems.
- Go to bed at around the same time every day. Don’t change your bedtime back and forth. Having a certain schedule developed will make it easier to fall asleep pretty much at the same time every day. A recurring schedule will help your body to get into a sleep pattern and make it easier to fall asleep.
- Remove the alarm clock from your view. Staring at the time will only create the feeling that you have to sleep, but you are not. Losing track of time and how long you have been awake has shown to improve healthy sleep.