I remember a time when as soon as my head hit the pillow I was sound asleep. Nothing would wake me. But lately it takes me ages to get to sleep, I toss and turn all night and wake up more tired then when I went to bed.
Getting the right amount of sleep helps you feel energized, refreshed, and ready to take on whatever the day throws at you. But it’s also vital for our general
health and well being. Studies have shown that not getting enough rest reduces your metabolism and causes weight gain, but its also said to be a linked with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. So its crucial that we take action to get the rest we need to feel revitalized
and recharged every day. Here are a few useful tips that I’ve implemented to get a better night’s sleep.
Remove all the electronic equipmentfrom your bedroom. Yes, that includes the TV, the laptop, the IPad, the mobile and the game boy! All these stimulate the mind. Reclaimed the bedroom as sanctuary for sleeping by
removing distractions and keeping the room cool, dark and quiet.
Maintain a regular sleep cycle by going to bed and waking roughly the same time every day (even on weekends!).
Don’t eat before bed. Your last meal should be 3 hours
before to give your body time to regulate the blood sugar levels.
Buy a good pillow that holds your neck in an appropriate position for extended periods. It allows for easier respiration and you won’t wake up with a stiff neck. This has been a winner for me.
Create a relaxing bedtime ritual such as taking a warm bath a few hours before going to bed or 10- 20 minutes of deep breathing exercises to relax the mind and body.
Here’s hoping for a better nights sleep tonight.