The Expert Approved Night Time Routine For The Best Sleep EverSeptember 15, 2021
Do you find yourself having trouble sleeping even though the bed bugs aren’t biting? On top of that, you’re not even sure what reasons—because there are just too many possibilities—could be the cause behind why you can’t get the shuteye you need to ensure you’re always at your best. Don’t worry! Even though you don’t always know why you can’t get a wink, there are steps you can take to shift the focus on something else instead—that is, what you can do to have the best sleep ever!
1. Sometimes, it’s your surroundings.
Oftentimes, one of the reasons we tend to have a difficult time sleeping is because there are too many distractions. It doesn’t always have to be the noisy kind either. Things like clutter, too bright lights, and an uncomfortable bed can have an impact on sleep—or lack thereof. So where you can, make changes to your environment by trying the following:
- Turn off the lights or dim them.
- Reduce noise. If you have to, wear earplugs.
- Keep your bedroom cool. 18.3 degrees Celsius is ideal.
- No phones/electronics 30 minutes before bed.
2. Is it something you had—or didn’t—for dinner?
To get a good night’s sleep, strike a balance: don’t go to sleep hungry, but don’t attempt to do so feeling full either. If you starve yourself, hunger pangs can keep your brain alert, which will keep you awake. But if you consume a heavy meal, it can interfere with sleep by increasing the risk of heartburn, which is sure to wake you up. That being said, try to eat enough during dinnertime, and if you’re going to eat two hours before bed, make sure it’s not too large a meal.
Bonus: avoid alcohol and caffeine in the evenings. And yes, even alcohol—it only makes you feel sleepy at first, but it can interrupt your sleep cycle later on as your liver metabolizes the alcohol you’ve consumed.
3. Follow a sleep schedule.
This sounds simple, but how many of us actually sleep and wake up at set times everyday? Not a lot of us do. By making sure we go to sleep at night and wake up each morning at certain times, each time, then we can let our body adjust and understand that this is the sleep-wake cycle we want it to follow. After all, at most, we only need 7 to 8 hours of sleep. The saying, balance is key applies here.
All that being said, we hope you have the best and most restful sleep ever!
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