It’s much harder getting through the day if you are constantly fighting closing eyelids with coffee or nasty energy drinks. Some sleep tips could help you achieve a better night’s sleep and have you feeling awake and energetic throughout the day.
Don’t stress over your poor sleep too much – there are things you can change in your daily routine to help you get a better night’s sleep!
1. Maintain a regular sleep schedule including weekends.
Our bodies need a balance between day and night; this 24 hour cycle is called the circadian rhythm. This rhythm influences when and how long we sleep and the quality of our sleep. The more stable your circadian rhythm, the better you’ll sleep.
2. Create a sleep-conducive environment.
Make sure your bedroom is temperature-regulated, dark, quiet, and, of course, comfortable. Also make sure your sleeping environment is free of allergens. This may require you to have your pet sleep elsewhere.
3. Use your bedroom only for sleep.
If you use your bedroom for other purposes, such as an office or entertainment room, you can associate the bed with those other activities and it often becomes difficult to fall asleep.
4. Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol close to bedtime.
Caffeine and nicotine are both stimulants and may make it more difficult to fall asleep. Coffee, tea, soft beverages, and chocolate remain in the body on average from 3 to 5 hours and can affect some for even longer periods of time. While alcohol’s sedative nature may help you fall asleep, it often causes nighttime awakenings that will result in a disrupted night’s sleep. Also, alcohol can prevent you from getting efficient REM sleep.
5. Be smart about napping.
A long nap or a nap taken too late in the day may adversely affect the length and quality of nighttime sleep. Long naps can also leave people feeling groggy or disoriented; this is defined as sleep inertia.
These are just a few sleep tips that can help you ge the efficient sleep that you need to function. Sleep is incredibly important when it comes to having energy, feeling great and staying healthy! Azumio’s latest Mobile Health app, Sleep Time, helps to measure your sleep efficiency, REM cycles and works as an alarm clock that wakes you up in your lightest sleep!
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