Strategies for a Better Night’s Sleep!
Have you ever woken up feeling even more tried than you felt before you went to bed? If your answer is YES! Then here are 5 tips that might enlighten you and help you sleep better!
Maintain a regular bedtime and wake-up schedule
This helps to regulate your body’s clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night.
Avoid sleeping in even on weekends
The more your weekend/weekday sleep schedules differ, the worse the jetlag-like symptoms you’ll experience.
Be smart about napping
While napping is a good way to make up for lost sleep, if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night, napping can make things worse. Limit them to 15 to 20 minutes in the early afternoon
Pay attention to what you eat and drink
Don’t go to bed either hungry or stuffed. Your discomfort might keep you up. Also limit how much you drink before bed, to prevent disruptive middle-of-the-night trips to the toilet.
Sleep on a comfortable pillow and mattress
Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. The one you have been using for years may have exceeded its life expectancy – about 9 or 10 years for most good quality mattresses. Have comfortable pillows and make the room attractive and inviting for sleep but also free of allergens that might affect you and objects that might cause you to slip or fall if you have to get up.