I have never been much of a heavy sleeper but as sleep is imperative to leading a happy and healthy life as well as aiding in weight loss I really do try to focus on actually getting a decent amount of it. I wish I could nap during the day, in the car or on a plane but never have been able to. If you are like me and have even the remotest difficulty sleeping then here are some tips that just may help you out.
Get Some Sleep With These Tips
-Slip on some socks. This instant warm-up widens blood vessels and allows your body to transfer heat from its core the extremities, colling you slightly. This induces sleep, according to Dr. Phyllis Zee, director of sleep disorders at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
-Stick to a schedule. Those who follow regular daily routine report fewer sleep problems than those with more unpredictable lifestyles, according to a study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Recurring time cues-such as a regular bed time-will synchronise your body rhythms.
-Walk more or head out to the gym for a nice workout. This will help control stress as well as a good night’s sleep.
-Turn off the lights. Any light will signal the brain to wake up, “blue light” from your mobile phone or your clock’s digital display is the worst!
-Avoid caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant and will keep you awake at night. Try to avoid any caffeine for at least 6-8 hours before bedtime.
- Try not eat before going to bed. Give yourself at least 2 hours from when you eat to when you sleep. This way digestion can start and not interrupt you getting some rest.
-Turn on a fan-okay, this is my own personal way of falling asleep. I have a fan and turn it on at night. I cannot, absolutely cannot sleep with a fan (we even took a small one on vacation).The noise relaxes me and helps me to fall asleep. For some reason if I do not have a fan I will hear every creak and noise in the house and then my imagination runs wild and so on and so on!
These are just a few tips that I found to be interesting and helpful and of course it is no wonder that I do not get a good nights sleep since the only thing on here that I adhere to is the exercise tip. I suppose I should give some of these a try but I am such a creature of habit.
ref-Daily mail U.K.
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