When it comes to the matter of slumber, many of us fall short and aren’t able to get that good night’s rest. Our sleep patterns directly affect our mood and our physical prowess as well.
Binging through our day with a few hours of sleep induces laziness, fatigue and, in turn, take a toll on our productivity, eating habits and the overall energy we need to power through our tasks.
Doctors suggest that we all need at least 6-9 hours of sleep but easier said than done. Most of us seem to pass the clock hours just staring at our phones and laptops, which only have adverse effects on our eyesight’s and mental health as well.
Better Nights will come by when we make certain changes in our lifestyle to prevent us from tossing between sheets to not only improve the overall quality of the sleep that we deserve but also boost our immune system and health benefits as well.
Here are a few simple tips you can follow to cure the difficulties you face when it comes to your sleep and feel better about yourself during the day:
Control the Lighting in your room
There is a certain hormone that regulates yawns or the effect of “Sleepiness” – Melatonin helps keep in check your wake-sleep patterns. By taking control of the amount of light and exposure you get at night and day will help you regulate your levels of melatonin; here are a few steps you can take to ensure that:
When you wake up, the first thing that you should commit to is pulling away your blinds and curtains to let in as much sunlight as you can.
As you move on your day as well, try and bask yourself with daylight; for instance, you could go out for a jog or take your god out on a walk in the park. Sunlight helps you wake up and gives you that energy.
As you close in on your bedtime, make sure you do not look at bright screens or the Tv as they can disrupt the senses that are trying to close in on you.
Make sure your room is dark, and in case if you require some light to help you sleep, you could install a dim night lamp for that.
Getting Ample Exercise in the day
Getting enough exercise helps with your metabolism, which in turn regulate any signs of sleep apnoea. If you feel like you aren’t suited for intense workouts, doing yoga and some minimal stretching might just do the trick for you.
Keep check of what you consume
If you’re trying to make sure you get healthy sleep, you have to regulate the kinds of food you are consuming as well. A healthy, well-balanced diet exclusive of sugar-carbs and caffeine inducing chemicals will lean towards a better sleep as well.