Waking up in the morning and feeling like you haven’t slept in the morning can make your whole day seem like a burden. There are ways to sleep better, and we are going to help you in identifying a few tricks that you can implement to get that restful sleep that you dream off.
You may be a control freak about various aspects of your life, but one thing you need to get a handle on, is that sleep is something that you can not have control over so forget about it. When you do so, you will stop worrying about it so much. For instance, it’s like peak hour traffic, you have to learn to accept that you will have to spend hours getting to work, and when you do, you will learn to accept life for what it is.
Stick to a Bedtime
You may set an alarm to wake up in the morning, but what you must know is that you will have to be as punctual when it comes to going to bed as well. Your body needs a routine, and therefore attunes your body to a particular bedtime and stick to it.
Take a Bath
Having a bath before you hit the bed for a good night’s sleep can indeed help. Have a hot shower before you go to bed and let your body’s temperature come down naturally, this will help you fall asleep.
Switch Off all the Lights
Make sure that you are in a state of complete black out when you go to bed. Make sure the television is off, the computer is off and all the lights in the hallway too are off.
You need some sound
Your partner’s snoring may not be the best sound to fall asleep to, and even your iPod on shuffle is not really going to help, so try and put the fan on or you could also buy a sound machine that will help in blocking out all the noise that is coming in to your home from the outside.
It’s easier to fall asleep when it’s cold. So, start by lowering the thermostat and put on some blankets. This way, you will not only fall asleep more easily, but you will also save on energy bills.
Do Not Eat a Heavy Meal
Drinking and eating heavily means indigestion and more trips to the bathroom, while you are trying to sleep. Eat light before you go hit the sack to get a good night’s sleep preferably about two hours earlier.
Do Not Smoke or Drink
Nicotine and alcohol are stimulants that will keep you awake. Avoid alcohol and smoking before you go to bed. It’s all right to do it once in a while, but do not make it a habit.
Your pillows play an important role in allowing you to fall asleep. Your pillows should be comfortable, supportive and should match with your sleeping positions.
You may need your dose of caffeine through the day, but if you want a good night’s rest, be sure to avoid any amount of caffeine after sundown.
You may have lot of issues that are bothering you, but if you want a good night’s rest, you have to let go and simply focus on your breathing. Be sure to breathe deep and slow or shallow and short breaths, the sound of the exhaling and inhaling could be a great lullaby.
If you are having trouble sleeping, do not start getting worried and thinking about it is going to ruin the next day, instead, accept it, knowing that there will be plenty of sleep filled nights ahead.
There you have it, a few tips that can indeed help you in making your night’s more peaceful. So, stick to a schedule and allow your body to get used to your sleeping patterns. You should also meet with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to learn how a good diet can help you sleep better. In fact, speaking with a homeopath too can help you learn about natural remedies that can help you get a good night’s sleep.