Sleep your way to a healthy and fit body.
What we do while we are awake is just as important as what happens when we close our eyes to rest for the night. While sleeping might seem like a simple task the truth of the matter is that a lot of people suffer from insomnia and other sleeping disorders. It can be a rehabilitating state of affairs that can easily upset a person’s health and general well-being and lead to more problems in the future. A lot can happen if a person doesn’t t get the required amount of sleep every night.
Signs that you need to get more sleep.
- Feeling tired and lethargic
- Waking up exhausted
- Having trouble falling asleep
- Feeling irritable
- Suffering from nerves
- Constantly dozing off
- Having a hard time remembering simple things
In order to ensure that you sleep better at night you might consider doing the following things:
WHAT TO DO?
1. Remove all distractions.
If you have electronic gadgets in your bedroom, get rid of them.
Your TV is both a visual and audio stimulant that might still engage your senses while you are trying to get some sleep.
Your radio is an audio stimulant and noise has never been a companion to sleep.
Your laptop should always be used far away from your bed. Surfing the internet just before bedtime is a bad idea. Stop opening page after page of interesting stories and get to sleep early. It’s a rabbit hole don’t even try to click that first link.
The biggest culprit is your phone. It’s like a silent siren drawing you to your ultimate downfall. Remember that time you spent the night chatting away on your phone only to regret it the following morning? Not only does it ring but just having it near will encourage you. Leave it in another room and use a bedside alarm to wake up in the morning.
So Items like the radio and the TV can stop you from sleeping early and soundly and remove them will be a good start.
2. Buy yourself a comfortable bed.
A lumpy mattress will do a lot of damage to your body. There is nothing worse than waking up with an aching body. As long as your body is not comfortable, you will not sleep well. Make an investment in yourself and buy a comfortable mattress that your body will thank you for.
3. Go to bed early.
Adjust your bedtime and trick your body slowly but surely into sleeping early. Adding a few more hours to your sleeping time will do wonders for you. You might toss and turn for a few hours during the first days, but the persistence will eventually pay off in time. In a few days, your body will realize that there is no point putting up a fight and allow you to sleep.
Treat your body the way it deserves and allows yourself to rest throughout the night.