Who does not love a good night’s sleep? I bet we all do at all cost. All of us hate getting in bed ready to sleep only to toast and turn for the better part of the night. Why is it so hard to get enough sleep? Is it something you are doing sabotaging your chances of good night’s sleep? Well, no problem, we are here not to judge you but to help you.
Simple ways on how to get the best sleep of your life
Cut off bad habits
Talking of bad habits, most of us cannot seem to let go of these, but once you do, you are off to a better and a more satisfying sleep in your life. One of the things you need to get rid of is drinking coffee or any caffeinated drink minutes or even hours before bed. Caffeine is known to help people stay awake so why sip the cup of coffee on your way to bed? Another thing is overeating. Eat until full not until you cannot breathe. Going to bed uncomfortable is worse because being extremely full means tossing and turning. Therefore, be smart and make the right decisions earlier before bed.
Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillow
Sleeping on a mattress that is suited for your sleeping position and body type can drastically improve the quality of your sleep. Most people do not know that the firmness of the mattress you’re supposed to buy is dependent on their body type and aids with the curvature of the spine. Choose a bed that will align your spine and still is soft and comfortable enough to help you sleep. Make sure to replace your mattress after so many years or with signs of aging as mattresses don’t last forever. If you’re in the market for a comfortable bed, consider getting a good memory foam mattress to provide extra comfort or support.
Set the mood for slumber in your bedroom
Loud music? Noisy phone ringtones? Lights on? All these do not contribute to a good night’s sleep. A study proved that it is easier for people to fall asleep in cozy rooms with no noise and lights than in a room full of noise, especially during the night. Set your room for a sleeping destination. Let your room sleeps inviting and not the other way round. Prepare your room in such a way that when you enter all you think about is sleep, semi-dark, quiet and peaceful. Some people prefer soft music, that is OK as long as it does not interfere with your sleep.
Your bedroom is not your office
Have you seen people who go to bed with books, laptops, iPads and so forth? This is surprising but it is a trend most of us have adopted, but it is an ugly and rids people of the bedrooms ideal purpose which is sleeping. You cannot answer office calls in your bedroom nor should you work in your bed. Why? Your bedroom is not your mini- office where before sleeping you need to make calls, send emails because doing this will rid you of that precious thing you crave, sleep. Staying awake working is the opposite of peaceful quite you.
Get your mind, body, and spirit to sleep
Sleeping is the only one thing that needs full concentration and attention at all times. A good night’s sleep means relaxing your mind and body towards one goal, sleeping. Do something that relaxes your mind and sets the mood for better sleep or practice something like yoga, meditating or long baths to help your body relax after a long days work. With these, you are more likely to get sleep as opposed to being awake tossing around.
Sleep, comfort, peace of mind all go hand in hand. You need to make a commitment to drop your ugly ways and start seeing life in a different level. Better sleep improves performance and has a lot of health benefits. Therefore, weed the bad habits and enjoy your slumber!