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Simple Advice to Sleep Better Tonight

January 28, 2016

Spring-Sleep-Tips

 

For the 40% of Americans who struggle with sleep issues, life is a constant struggle of sluggishness and exhaustion. Sleep is an overlooked and often ignored part of our life, and it’s important you sleep to let your body rest, heal, and function the way it should.

Today, we’ve got several tips you can use to sleep better tonight, tomorrow, and every night beyond that:

#1 – Wind down before bed

A common mistake many individuals make is to workout a few hours before bed. This actually has some potentially negative effects on your ability to sleep because it increases your heart rate and stimulates the rest of your body, which may inhibit your body’s ability to go into “sleep mode.” Not everyone is affecting by a late night workout, but you might be, so pay attention to how you sleep after late night workouts.

#2 – Say no to screens before bed

Light from screens inhibits the body’s ability to produce melatonin, the main hormone responsible for putting you to sleep. Avoid watching TV, playing video games, or browsing the Internet right before bed and you’ll be able to fall asleep faster.

#3 – Avoid late night snacking

While late night snacking may not actually pack on pounds like previously thought, it can do one thing – keep you up at night. Depending on what you eat, your stomach may start churning late at night, making you feel bloated and uncomfortable. This in turn may prevent you from falling asleep and may keep you up for hours until your food is digested.

 

#4 – Keep the room as dark as possible

Studies have shown that the dark the room is, the better you’ll sleep. Try to block as much light from the windows as possible, or if you can, use a sleep mask to cover your eyes. Turn off any electronics that emit light as much as you can. Even the red or flight lights from an alarm can keep you up.

#5 – Don’t oversleep

Believe it or not, oversleeping can cause you to struggle to fall asleep. Oversleeping throws off your natural sleep cycle, causing your body to think it doesn’t need to sleep at your typical time. Until you correct this, you’ll likely find yourself struggling to sleep.

#6 – Use a natural-sleep aid

A natural sleep aid like Somnapure can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Typically speaking, a sleep aid will have ingredients like melatonin, GABA, and others that help your body go into “sleep mode.” As a result, you can fall asleep faster, and you’ll end up sleeping longer as well.

 

Resources:

http://www.supplementsidekick.com/somnapure-sleep-aid-review/

https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-tools-tips/healthy-sleep-tips

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