Quality sleep is imperative for your wellbeing. Getting too little sleep can be detrimental to your cognitive function, as well as your every day bodily functions. This means that getting a good night’s sleep every night should be a priority. Sometimes, however, achieving quality sleep can be challenging. Insomnia is a condition that hinders the ability of falling and/or staying asleep.
Many people turn to prescription medication to try to alleviate sleeplessness, but there are ways to get consistent better sleep without risking becoming reliant on medicine.
Stick to a Sleeping Routine
Your circadian rhythm related to sleep should be one that is consistent. Going to sleep at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning will set your internal clock up for getting great sleep. It may be tempting to sleep in on the weekends or hit snooze when you don’t have anywhere to rush off to, but this disruption of your sleep routine will affect the quality of your sleep for the next few nights, and you’ll have to “reset” your routine again.
Up Your Exercise
Exercise helps you to reduce stress, improve your mood, and boost your energy during the day. It also burns excess energy that could potentially keep you awake when it’s time to fall asleep. Exercising four times a week will improve the quality of your sleep significantly; just be sure to leave a big enough gap between working out and going to sleep – sometimes your body will be too pumped up by the exercise to allow you to sleep.
Partly due to its stimulating effects, and party because of withdrawals, smokers get a lesser quality of sleep than non-smokers do. Drinking alcohol will also disrupt your sleep; it may feel like you sleep well after a few, but it does the opposite. Alcohol affects your sleep patterns and disrupts your brainwaves that help you to feel refreshed when you wake up. It’s also very important to stay away from other stimulants like caffeine.
Turn Out the Lights
Before you sleep, you should ensure that your bedroom is as dark as possible. Light tells your brain that it’s time to wake up, so you should try to keep take out any sources of light, get thick curtains, and switch off devices that light up.
Get a Better Bed
Your quality of sleep will be impacted by the quality of the bed you’re sleeping on. If your bed is uncomfortable, or the springs are sticking into your body, it’s time to look at buying a new bed. Not only will a bad mattress affect your sleep, it may also cause irreparable damage to your body.
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