Sleep is something we all need but most of us don’t get enough of. Even for those of us who are in bed for the recommended eight hours aren’t getting the restful sleep we need. For me, I struggle with falling asleep, and staying asleep. I’m either to hot, or to cold, or just can’t get comfortable. Or, my main issue is that my brain just won’t shut off. Everyone is different, so I thought I would share Tips to Help You Get a Restful Night Sleep.
Getting a restful night sleep sounds easier than it is. For many, it’s a nightly struggle. Check out my tips to help you sleep soundly.
Limit napping throughout the day. Your body only needs a certain amount of sleep and if you are getting it during the day then you might not be getting it at night. If you do decide to nap, keep it short and before 5 p.m.
Napping is something I used to do almost daily, because I was tired. Duh, right? I have found out that cutting out my naps, no matter how short or long does help me fall asleep better, because I am dog tired when I hit the pillow.
Avoid substances that interfere with sleep. Caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine can all interfere with sleep. Limit caffeine to early in the day and avoid nicotine right before bed. Even alcohol, which is originally a depressant will eventually act as a stimulant and can keep you up at night.
My favorite thing to do is have a cup of my favorite Sleepy Time tea as it has no caffeine in it, tastes great and just puts me in a mellow ready for bed mood.
Develop consistent sleep pattern. It can be tempting to sleep in when you can, but establishing your body’s internal clock by going to bed at a certain time and waking up at a certain time can actually help you to sleep better.
This is not always easy for everyone and I know for me and my husband we struggle with this due to the shifts he works. But, being as close to a consistent sleep pattern for us as possible does help.
Establish a “sleep friendly” environment. Make sure the room is dark and at a temperature that isn’t too warm. Turn off all electronics, including the TV, tablet, and phones. We like our room cooler, about 60 degrees is good for us.
Sleeping with a fan on is also key for many, or a sleep machine. It’s white noise that will help lull me to sleep and does for many. This is my favorite sound machine.
Choose the right bedding. Having the right bedding system can help reduce back pain and discomfort as well as increase your quality of sleep. Whether you’re a side, back or stomach sleeper, you have to choose a mattress that conforms to your preferred sleeping position. Sleep Advisor recently ranked the best (and worst) sleep systems to help you get a better night’s sleep. Check it out to see where your sleep system ranks and see if you might need a new one!
Sleep is an important part of your health, so be sure that you are getting a full eight hours of restful sleep, or as close to it as you can.
Check out some of these great picks from Amazon to get a good night sleep.
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And of course my favorite way is to get a new Nectar Mattress. We love ours! Click the link below.