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How to Sleep Better

How to Sleep Better

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⅓ Of Our Life Is Sleep!

Sleep takes up a third of our life and it has a tremendous impact on how we live, function, and perform during the other two-thirds of our lives.

Sleep is indeed as vital as the air we breathe and the food we eat. 

What Is Good Sleep Hygeine?

Understanding sleep hygiene and getting a good routine set up for yourself will help you getter better and more refreshing sleep.

Tip #1: Be Consistent

Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends, and make sure you are getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Inconsistent sleep schedules or poor sleep can lead to:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obes...

Tip #2: Make Your Bedroom Comfortable

Your bedroom should be your sanctuary.

Sleep at a cool temperature (approximately 65 degrees Fahrenheit), block out light with heavy curtains or eyeshades, and drown out noise with a white noise machine or earplugs.

You should also make sure your bedroom is d...

Tip #3: Invest In Your Bedding

Your sleeping surface is critical to your mental and physical health. A poorly designed or old mattress and pillow can result in interrupted sleep, back pain, and neck pain.

  1. Select a supportive bed and pillows Make sure you are sleeping on a bed and pi...

Tip #4: Avoid Blue Light

The use of artificial lighting and electronics at night may contribute to sleep problems.

Electronic devices such as computers, smartphones, tablets, and televisions emit light of a blue wavelength, which may trick your brain into thinking it is daytime. This, in turn, can...

Tip #5: Get Up When You Can't Sleep

On some nights, it can de difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. You may toss and turn, stare at the clock, count sheep, and become frustrated.

If you try falling asleep but find yourself tossing and turning for 20 minutes or more, get out of bed and do something relaxing such as ...

Tip #6: Making A Calming Sleep Routine

Whether this is taking a warm bath before bed, meditating, or reading, create a wind-down routine that relaxes your body and mind before you get into bed.

The goal is to crawl into bed when you are relaxed and tired, not stressed out and wide awake. 

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As a person suffering from severe insomnia, sleep hygiene and importance of proper sleep are important to me. Understanding the negative consequences of lack of sleep are also imperative.

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