13 Easy Ways To Get A Better Night’s Sleep
Getting enough sleep at night is very important. Our bodies need to shut off and recuperate after a long day of activity and stress. It's a chance to rejuvenate the mind so we're ready to take on the next day with ease.
But, some of us can never seem to get enough sleep no matter how hard we try. We toss and turn all night and it feels like there is no solution to our insomnia. Not only is it infuriating, but it can have detrimental health effects, as well.
Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do before bed that will not only help you get to sleep faster, but also make your rest more satisfying so that you'll have a lot of energy the next day!
1. Turn down the lights in your room. You might prefer keeping a lamp on, but bright lights trick your brain into thinking it’s the wrong time of the day. Spend enough time in a dark room, and your body will start to get sleepy.
2. Your phone also exposes you to blue light, which can confuse your brain and keep it awake when you want to go to sleep. Your TV and tablet do the same. If you have to use them, use them until only an hour before bedtime.
3. Cutting back on coffee sounds like a no-brainer. However, even if you aren’t drinking coffee before bedtime, the residual effects of caffeine can still alter the melatonin levels in your brain.
4. Cut back on alcohol at night. No matter how much you drink, imbibing liquor at night will decrease the quality of your sleep, lengthen the time it takes to get to sleep and increase the chances of sleep apnea.