Tired Of Being Tired? 5 Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep!
Spending night-time hours just tossing and turning? Sometimes it can be tough to get a good night’s rest and actually sleep peacefully through the night. But we’ve found some tips that’ll help you get those 8 hours rest… or more.
1. Put The Gadgets Away
We know you want to check what’s happening on Instagram or Twitter, but it’s best to put the electronic devices away an hour before bedtime so you can wind down and get a clear mind before turning in for the night.
2. Dim Or Turn Off All The Lights
Ever woken up and looked directly into the light? Bright, right? Exposing your eyes to light when you’re trying to fall asleep will trigger your brain instead of soothing you to sleep like the sound of waves softly crashing onto the shore might. Try not to peep at your phone or gadgets in the middle of the night either… while they’re small, the power of their light might not be.
3. Adjust Your Room’s Temperature
The suggested temperature for a perfect night’s sleep is around 60-67 degrees because a lower temperature (but not too low!) allows your body to know that it’s ready to snooze. But your ideal temperature might be different so experiment to find out what works best for you.
4. Consider A New Pillow Or Mattress
If you’ve tried everything and still can’t seem to stay dreaming for long, it may be time to consider getting a new pillow or mattress. If you can’t remember when you bought the pillow then it’s probably a good sign it’s time for a new one! According to the National Sleep Foundation pillows should be replaced every couple of years, especially if it has lost its support and comfort. For mattresses it’s recommended to start considering a new one after 5 years as the pressure relief and comfort qualities start to become affected.
5. Set A Routine!
Whatever it is that works for you, be consistent. Stick to your routine so that your body can adjust and will recognize its bedtime when you begin your routine each evening.
Here’s to better sleep!