According to the CDC – 1 in 3 people do not get a sufficient amount of sleep. That equates to one third of the population not getting a good nights rest. Poor sleep can result in a plethora of other medical conditions such as high blood pressure, weight gain, sleep apnea, irritability and many more. Here are three proven tips to help you sleep achieve that perfect night of sleep we all need now more than ever!
- Have a set bedtime and risetime. This will allow you to keep your circadian rhythm in sync. It is common for people to vary their bedtime drastically from night to night. This can lead to throwing your circadian rhythm at of wack in the same way that traveling to a different time zone might. It is critically important to maintain a constant bedtime. This simple suggestion can change your life.
- Eliminate outside light and noise. Our bodies like a quite and dark place to sleep. Keeping that TV on during the night is neither quite or dark! TV is sound and light which is the polar opposite of what your body requires to sleep. Exposing yourself to certain wavelengths of light before bed from smart devices can also hinder your sleep. Trying using blue light blockers and putting these devices down 1 hour before bed.
- Keep your mind from racing. Many people will experience short term insomnia – this could stem from a big exam you have coming up, a health issue, or just life in general. People often describe a racing mind when they lay down to fall asleep. A great way to combat this is to keep a notepad by your bedside. As these ideas are racing throughout your head, you can jot them down. That way your mind can be at ease as these ideas/thoughts are saved for later to resume when you wake up.
These are just a few out of many simple tips that can drastically improve your sleep and overall well being. We’d like to hear what simple tips work for you?