Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for our bodies. But so often, people not only have trouble falling asleep but also staying asleep during the night. Having the correct right sleep habits can be an enormous help when trying to get good quality sleep so that you feel fully rested in the morning. Unfortunately, many adults still struggle with insomnia. Take a look at these natural ways that you can try out to help beat insomnia.
Set Yourself A Sleep Schedule
It is so important that you set yourself a sleep schedule and maintain it as best you can. As children, most of us had a specified bedtime so why not do it as adults too? Take your daily routine into account and be realistic with both your morning and night times. It also a good idea to follow the same routine on weekends so your body is able to continue with a regular sleep cycle.
Create The Perfect Sleep Environment
Research has suggested that having a perfect bedroom environment is essential when getting a good night’s sleep. Temperature, lighting, and noise should be controlled in such a way that you are easily able to fall asleep (and stay sleeping). Although these factors depend on the preferences of each individual, make sure that you are comfortable all-round. Your bedroom should be quiet, clean, and super relaxed. It really makes a huge difference- try it out!
Most of us already know just how important regular exercise is. Many studies have shown that frequent exercise can actually improve our sleep quality and the duration of our sleep. However, some suggestions have been made to not exercise right before your bedtime as this can increase your alertness making it harder for your body to slow down and fall asleep. So, try to finish all your exercising at least 2-3 hours before you get to bed.
Set A Digital Curfew
All electronics such as smartphones, computer screens, TVs, tablets, and even digital clocks emit blue light, studies have suggested this is possibly the main reason as to why we have disrupted sleep patterns. It is strongly suggested that you minimize your screen time from 30 minutes to 2 hours before bedtime, this will ensure you get a good nights rest.
Yes, ok we all love our coffee, and many of us need several cups throughout the day. However, caffeine is a stimulant which means it is possible for it to stay in your system for up to eight hours. The best recommendation is to limit yourself to as much coffee as possible and preferably have your last cup before 3 pm. It will definitely help in the long run.