Few people really take sleep seriously - it's just seen as a thing we do "between the days". And yet, getting a good night's sleep is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. With a good night's rest, we have the perfect springboard to enjoy the day ahead. However, so many things can get in the way of a decent sleep. Let's look at these issues and how we can avoid them.
Don't look at your phone, turn off all lights
Your brain readies itself for sleep when it's dark. Any kind of light can "trick" the brain into thinking it's daytime, reducing its production of melatonin. Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the brain to help us fall asleep. Ban all unnatural light a good hour before you plan to fall asleep.
Earn your sleep via exercise. Regular exercise helps reduce stress and anxiety, and by the time it's the end of the day, you're ready to fall into the arms of Morpheusa lot more easily if you've done some physical activity.
One reason why many struggle to fall asleep is an anxious mind. The mind ruminates over problems and is "noisy". You can quieten the mind with meditation. Meditation helps you slow your mind down and focus on the present moment. Create affirmations in your mind, including one where you essentially let go of all of your worries for the day - tomorrow will take care of itself without you having to worry about it lying in bed. Over time, you will create a collection of positive affirmations that helps create a relaxed, positive mindset.
Alcohol dehydrates the body while making you need to urinate frequently. Ask anyone who's had a lot to drink the night before if they feel fresh and alert the next day. They won't. A contributory factor to a hangover is a poor night's sleep as the body struggles with dehydration.
Eating wholefoods puts a lot less stress on your digestion system. That in turn helps your body rest and heal as you sleep. So really consider what you are putting into your body. Ensure you avoid processed foods and eat wholefoods: nuts, fruits, vegetables, unprocessed meat (chicken, fish) - these are foods that your body can absorb and digest much more easily than processed foods.
A dodgy mattress that doesn't support your body in an even way can mean you struggle sleeping soundly - even contributing to aches and pains. Memory foam
evenly supports your weight, reducing the chances of pressure sores considerably, while soothing those with muscle pains and back problems by distributing support for your body in an even way.