How to Sleep Better: Tip 1

How to Sleep Better

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

 

When it comes to sleep, it’s not just quantity that matters—it’s quality. How you feel during your waking hours often hinges on how well you sleep. Similarly, the cure for daytime fatigue and sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine and lifestyle choices. Experiment with the following tips to find the ones that work best to improve your sleep and leave you feeling productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all day long.

 

Tip 1: Support your body’s natural rhythms

 

Getting in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, is one of the most important strategies for sleeping better. If you keep a regular sleep-wake schedule you’ll feel much more refreshed and energized than if you sleep the same number of hours at different times, even if you only alter your sleep schedule by an hour or two.

 

  • Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day.  This helps set your body’s internal clock and optimize 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, you may need an earlier bedtime.

 

  • Avoid sleeping in—even on weekends.  The more your weekend/weekday sleep schedules differ, 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 sleep-wake rhythm.

 

  • Be smart about napping.  While napping is a good way to make up for lost sleep, if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night, napping can make things worse. Limit them to 15 to 20 minutes in the early afternoon.

 

  • 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, calling a friend, or getting clothes 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.

 

Read more at awpnow.com tag How to Sleep Better.

 

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Tip 1: Support your body’s natural rhythms

Tip 2: Control your exposure to light

Tip 3: Get regular exercise

Tip 4: Be smart about what you eat and drink

Tip 5: Wind down and clear your head

Tip 6: Improve your sleep environment

Tip 7: Ways to get back to sleep

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source: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/how-to-sleep-better.htm

 

 


 

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