Sleeping Tips and Tricks For Better Health

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

If you can improve your sleep then you can go a long way to improving your health. When you have some healthy sleep habits, then it can impact your life in a big way and make a difference to the quality of your life. So what are the best things to be doing? We all know that cutting back caffeine before bed is wise, or to keep your phone out of your room. But what else can we try? Here are some things that you can do to improve your sleep, and as a result, improve your life.

Sleep Schedule

Having a schedule for your sleep is a really good idea. No matter the day of the week, even at the weekend, go to bed at the same time, and then go to sleep at the same time. A couple of days changing routine would be fine, as things do come up. But as a rule, having a routine is going to get your body used to what you’re trying to do, and it will expect the same each day, helping you to sleep when it comes to bedtime.

Sleeping Accessories

There are some medical sleeping aids that you can resort to, if insomnia does become a problem. But before resorting to that, it is a good idea to try out some sleeping accessories to see if they could help you. For example, you could use an eye mask to help you to black out the room, or try something out like a weighted blanket. You can learn more about weighted blankets online, but they can be good to help you to sleep if you suffer from anxiety or if you or someone in your home is on the autism spectrum. The pressure that comes from the blanket could make a difference.

Evaluate your room

It is a good idea to take a look at your room and to design it with sleep in mind. Your bedroom needs to be quite cool, if it is too hot then it can make a difference to how well you sleep. It is a good idea to make sure that your bedroom doesn’t have any noise that can disturb your sleep. Having a room that is as dark as possible can make a difference as well, which something like a black out blind can do. So think about earplugs, fans, humidifiers, and white noise machines if you need some extra help with your sleep.

If you are someone that still has issues trying to sleep, no matter what you try, then it can be a good idea to speak with your doctor, or to even look for a sleep professional. It could also be a good idea to write down how well you sleep in a sleep diary, to help you to see where any potential issues lie. Do you sleep badly when you have had a busy day or have felt particularly anxious, for example? You can then spot common patterns, which could help you to make changes.

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1 comment:

  1. My sleep schedule is a mess. Do to my work schedule is all over the place.


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