How to sleep Better Tip 1: Get in Sync
Simple Steps to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep:
Sleeping well has a direct affect on your mental and physical health and the quality of your waking life. Not getting enough sleep take a serious toll on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance, and even your weight! Despite this many of us struggle to get the sleep we need.
But don’t despair, there is a solution, by making simple but important changes to your daytime and bedtime habits can have a profound impact on how well you sleep each night, leaving you feeling mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all day long
Tip 1: Get in sync with your bodies natural cycle
Getting in sync with your body’s natural sleep and wake cycle is one of the most important facts for a better nights sleep. If you keep a regular sleep-wake pattern, you will feel much more refreshed and energized than if you sleep the same number of hours at different times.
Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day.
This helps set your body’s internal clock and enhances the quality of your sleep. Choose a bed time when you normally feel tired, so that you don’t toss and turn. If you’re getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm. If you need an alarm clock, try an earlier bedtime.
Sorry to say but avoid sleeping in—even on weekends.
The more your sleep schedules differ, weekday and weekend the worse the jetlag-like symptoms you’ll experience. If you need to make up for a late night, opt for a daytime nap rather than sleeping in. This allows you to pay off your sleep debt without disturbing your natural cycle.
20 minute power nap.
While napping is a good way to make up for lost sleep, limit naps to 15 to 20 minutes in the early afternoon. If you sleep longer than 20 minutes you enter a different stage of sleep and can find that you actually feel worse instead of better. A short 20 minute nap can provide significant benefits for improved alertness and performance without interfering with your night time sleep.
Fight after-dinner drowsiness.
If you get sleepy way before your bedtime, get off the couch and do something mildly stimulating, such as washing the dishes or getting items ready for the next day. If you give in to the drowsiness, you may wake up later in the night and have trouble getting back to sleep.
For more information on getting a better nights sleep visit the sleep councils website
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If your mattress is uncomfortable and affecting your ability to get a good night’s rest, it is time to replace it. There are a wide variety of mattress types and price ranges available. Therefore, the best way to begin your mattress selection process is to pop in store and give them a try! (No more than 20 minutes!!)