- Just Relax!
It’s important to ensure that your mind and body are both adequately relaxed before heading off to bed. For some, relaxation means curling up with a favorite book. However, there are a myriad of ways to get into a bedtime mood such as a warm bath or through relaxation music. Of course, compiling an itinerary or to-do list for the following day ahead shouldn’t get discounted as an option either.
- Establish A Routine
Children can benefit from a regular bedtime routine, but so can adults! In fact, allowing your body to naturally program itself to wake up and fall asleep at the same time daily will contribute to a higher quality of sleep. Make it a point to stick as closely as possible to your bedtime schedule as failure to do so can have dire consequences.
- Skip Technology
We all have the habit of reaching for our phones or turning on our TV before bedtime. This, however, is a bad habit that can negatively impact your sleep. All tech gadget screens emit a blue light that can suppress melatonin, which is the hormone responsible for sleep.
- Enhance Your Bedroom
It’s important to head off to bed in a relaxing environment every night that’s conducive to sleep. Creating a comfortable bed is number one, Floyd’s bed frame construction is built to last. Complete with a supportive mattress and enjoy a better sleep. Ensure that your room temperatures don’t exceed 60 degrees Fahrenheit, there are ways to ensure that you sleep as planned. Lastly, make your bedroom tranquil by avoiding clutter and keeping the colors light and neutral.
- Hide Your Clocks
Clock watching has happened to the best of us, but it doesn’t actually help you fall asleep on schedule. Knowing how much time you’ve wasted tossing and turning doesn’t make sleep less elusive. If you know you can’t help staring at your clock, consider turning its dial away from you or removing clocks from your bedroom altogether, if feasible.
- Eating The Right Meal Counts
It’s important to eat healthy foods throughout your day to ensure that you can sleep at night. However, some foods are certainly better than others at benefiting your sleep patterns such as chicken, pumpkin seeds, turkey, and dairy products. All of these contain something called tryptophan and serotonin, both of which aid melatonin production required for sleep.
- Foods To Skip
Saying no to certain foods can also help you in your endeavor to sleep better throughout the night. Coffee, alcohol, and spicy foods are definitely blacklisted if you would like to get sleep. Anything that contains caffeine should be avoided well before bedtime as should anything containing excessive amounts of sugar. Having anything with too much sugar can mess with your body’s internal clock and unfortunately, if insomnia is a common occurrence for you, poor sleep habits can become a vicious cycle.