Three Ways To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

April 21, 2018

Rest is important. Not only does it make you a more productive employer, a more patient parent, and a more energetic spouse, it also makes you healthier as a person. If you are lacking in the sleep department, then it is finally time to get on track with your slumber. There are quite a few things that interrupt your rest, however the good news is that the most common problems tend to have simple solutions. If you are looking for a better quality of sleep, you can start right here:

Improve Your Sleeping Conditions

Your bedroom plays a huge role in your quality of rest and you may not realize it. Something as simple as being too warm could disrupt the quality of your sleep. Similarly, uncomfortable bedding or a limp pillow could likewise interfere. While you might not want to depend on earplugs or a white noise machine, you should also be aware of your sleeping environment. If your neighbor across the wall always wakes you up at 5 a.m. with their coffee grinder, it is better to deal with the earplugs than with the disruption to your rest. If sunlight disturbs your rest, you can look up blinds online to find some that help block the sun.

Get Rid Of Worries

Some adults complain of poor sleep. For many, the cause is the same. They cannot de-stress enough before bed. Work or life worries keep them tossing well into the night. If you think stress makes you too light a sleeper or if you know you have a hard time falling asleep, then you should diminish your worries. Practice meditation before bed or write in a journal on a regular basis, to let out your feelings. If there is something you can do to decrease or eradicate a worry, do it. You may want to switch jobs, or take certain steps to address your financial situation. If money has you concerned, you can budget better or look into top gold stocks to buy now. Do not worry; do what you can, instead.

Take Better Care Of Your Body

Your sleep is also affected by a few physical causes. Two of the biggest are exercise and blue light. If you are not exercising enough, you might find you have a harder time falling asleep. Exercise helps improve your rest, so it might be time to finally invest in those running shoes. Besides regular exercise, your body may affect your sleep in the form of reduced melatonin. If you stare at a screen for several hours a day, whether at work or relaxing in the evening, all the blue light from your screen could be depleting your ability to sleep deeply. Sound crazy? It is been scientifically proven. Thus, the next time you curl up for a Netflix binge watch, consider installing an app that removes blue light or buy a pair of blue light glasses from Amazon. You will notice better sleep in just a few weeks.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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