Health, Life Hacks

Catching some ZZZ’s. How to sleep better at night.

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You do not have to be doomed to future nights of tossing and turning. There are simple tips that you can implement into your sleeping regimen to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Do you begin to feel tired as soon as you wake up, or do you wake up grouchy? Do you feel as though you are not getting restful sleep at night? There are several factors that can cause you to have issues when you are ready to go to sleep. For example, work related stress, family issues, personal problems and illness can all interfere with your quality of sleep.

Although you may not have control over all of these issues contributing to your poor quality of sleep, there are several habits that you can try to help encourage better sleep.

Watch What You Eat And Drink

getting-better-sleepYou should not go to bed extremely hungry or extremely full. When you feel uncomfortable, you may not be able to sleep well. This means that you should control how much you drink and eat before you go to sleep.

Also consider the amount of nicotine and alcohol you consume before going to bed. Even though alcohol may initially make you feel sleepy, it can cause disruptions later in the night.

Get And Keep A Sleep Schedule

Go to sleep and wake up the same time every day, even if you are on vacation or during holidays. This consistency will help to reinforce the natural wake and sleep cycle your body has.

However, if you are having problems falling asleep, do something else for a few minutes. Only return to bed when you feel sleepy.

These are two tips that you can use to help get a better night’s sleep. Try different techniques to see how you can improve your quality and quantity of sleep.