Restful Sleep For You And For Me
Sleeping well is the foundation of a healthy happy mind and body.
There’s nothing better than waking up well-rested, determined to take on the day with full energy.
When was the last time you woke up feeling refreshed and alert? Or the last time you fell asleep without any effort?
If you are nodding your head to these questions, know that you are not alone.
About a third of us toss and turn at night trying to fall asleep and drag ourselves out of bed in the morning.
Your routine and lifestyle impact sleep quality. Here are the top 9 ways to ensure you have the best sleep of your life, every day!
1. Draw Curtains
This must sound simple. But trust us, this is very important! You need to get rid of any interruptions that may wake you from your sleep. Be it car headlights, the moon or the street lights. Sleeping in a dark room has proven to improve sleep.
2. Make Your Bed
As soon as you wake up, make your bed. Making your bed puts you on a better footing to start your day right. It also helps in sleeping better at night! A study suggests that people who make their beds are 19% more likely to sleep better at night.
3. Disconnect Technology
Cut off from technology at least 30 minutes before bed. Although the earlier you cut screen time, the better. Don’t spend hours in bed scrolling through social media.
4. Eat Moderately
Have you eaten too little? Or too much? Either way, it will impact the quality of sleep. Eat earlier but heartier to sleep comfortably through the night
5. Cosy Comfortable Bedroom
The energy of each room reflects your mood and energy level. Ensure that your room is comfortable, cosy and has no clutter. Change your sheets regularly and use a good quality mattress.
6. Manage Pain
Are you in pain? If yes, you must treat it before you get in bed. If it’s from sitting too long, get a massage or do some yoga. If it’s period pain, grab a hot water bottle. If you can’t make time to deal with the pain, grab Pain Patches to do their job while you sleep.
7. The Temperature of the Room
Your room’s temperature will greatly affect impact sleep quality. Maintain a comfortable temperature. If it is likely to get cold at night, grab a blanket. If it’s likely to get hot, turn the air conditioner on.
8. Manage Thoughts
Your thoughts might keep you up all night. Happened quite a few times to me. Write your thoughts to process emotions before you sleep. This way, you’ll be likely to have a clear head before you try sleeping.
9. Bedtime Ritual
A consistent bedtime ritual can help your body wind down and prepare for sleep. You may try doing some light stretching followed by a warm bath and reading a book.
The bottom line is that sleep plays a vital role in your well-being. If you are interested in optimal health and well-being, it’s recommended to make sleep a top priority.