Tips for Better Sleep
Get Tired –
Regular physical activity has been proven to improve sleep quality. So play hard, you’ll sleep better. Just make sure to give yourself a few hours of downtime before bedtime.
Be Habitual –
Go to sleep at the same time every night; wake up at the same time every morning. And wind down with bedtime rituals to help you relax. If you’re consistent, your body will learn the signals and form habits let you fall asleep faster and sleep better.
Sleep Uninterrupted –
Disruptions to your sleep cycle, especially during the REM sleep stage, can make you feel groggy when you wake up and have long lasting effects throughout the day. To feel the most rejuvenated, aim for continuous sleep. One quick fix—adjusting the alarm for a slightly later time and avoiding the snooze button—could bring big benefits.
Nap Carefully –
Power naps can help you get through the day but they can interfere with sleep at night, so use them wisely.
Block Your Clock –
Waking up and seeing the time during the night can make your mind race with thoughts about the day to come, which can keep you awake. Put your alarm clock in a drawer, under your bed, or turn it away from view.
Use Light –
Get as much natural light as possible during the day and transition to a dark environment at night to work with the natural rhythms of your body’s internal clock.
Eat & Drink Wisely –
Drink less caffeine, especially in the afternoon. Avoid alcohol before bed—it may help you fall asleep, but it also makes the sleep you get less restful. And stay away from big meals at night; the body’s digestive process can keep you awake.
Create a Sleep Sanctuary –
Keep your bedroom cool and remove distractions. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, white noise machines, humidifiers, etc.
Power Down –
Avoid the blue light from technology for at least an hour prior to bed.
Sleep Hyphen –
We couldn’t help ourselves. But seriously, a good mattress in critical in your pursuit of quality sleep.