Today is World Sleep Day, an opportunity to highlight the importance of sleep in our daily lives and to encourage more people to get enough rest. Sleep deprivation can have serious implications on health and well-being, so it’s important to recognize the impact it can have on your body and mind. Today, we are going to tell you 5 tips to get a good night’s sleep if you are suffering from a sleeping disorder.
Tip 1: Do Regular Exercises in the Morning
Studies show that exercising first thing in the morning helps improve mood and physical performance. People who exercise in the morning are less tired, more efficient at work, and have better sleep quality. To start your day off right, get a quick workout in before starting your morning routine. If you can’t make it to a gym, try doing some push-ups or jumping jacks at home first thing in the morning before you start your day.
Tip 2: Eat Well Before Bed
If you’re trying to get a good night’s sleep, it’s important to watch what you eat before bed. Your body converts food into energy so that you can think and perform tasks during waking hours. While sleep is a resting period, your body still needs some fuel to function properly while asleep. If you consume too many calories late in the evening, your body will have trouble converting them into usable energy—making it more difficult for you to fall asleep at night. What’s more, eating too much just before bedtime can also increase feelings of tiredness and make it harder for you to lose weight.
Tip 3: Keep your room dark and cool
If your bedroom is over-lit, you’ll disrupt your sleeping rhythm, making it hard to fall asleep. The key is to create an ideal environment for sleeping (i.e., dark and cool). Whether you opt for blackout curtains or a sleep mask, make sure that no light seeps into your room during bedtime hours.
Tip 4: Limit fluids after dinner
While you don’t want to feel hungry while you sleep, you also don’t want to get up in the middle of the night feeling thirsty and restless. Drinking too much water after dinner can also cause indigestion. Try avoiding liquids for an hour or two before bedtime to avoid these issues and help you get a good night’s rest.
Tip 5: Take a hot bath before bed
Bathing before bed can actually lead to improved sleep. There are reasons for that: warm water relieves muscle tension and relaxes your mind. So if you are working outside and come home in the evening try bathing with fresh hot water. It not only cleans the dust particles from your body but also helps you to get a nice sleep.
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