Most adults need about 7-9 hours of sleep each night to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but not everyone gets enough rest. Without proper sleep, a person can suffer lower performance at work, which can fuel stress and anxiety. Since people spend about a third of their lives sleeping, you might as well try to make it as comfortable as possible.
Here’s a look at solutions for getting a healthy amount of sleep.
Develop a sleep-friendly bedroom
Think about how you sleep, whether you toss and turn a lot or remain in the same position. Then design your bed and bedroom to fit your habits in a way that brings you comfort. Make sure your mattress is in good condition. Find sheets and pillows that make your mattress even more comfortable. Use blankets and bedroom ambiance that remind you of relaxation. Block out unnecessary light and keep the room temperature cool.
Reduce your screen time
The less time you spend with a TV or computer screen, the less strain on your eyes and your mind. Contact with electronic lights can interfere with the body’s ability to produce melatonin, which is how people get sleepy. It’s best to turn off your smartphone and other electronic devices in the room when trying to get to sleep.
Be careful what you eat and drink
Avoid going to bed hungry or full for a good night’s sleep. Consuming alcohol and caffeine typically doesn’t work well for attempting to sleep, either. These drinks may also reduce sleep quality, so avoiding them before bed is best.
Maintain a regular schedule
It helps your body to stay on a regular sleep cycle, so try to go to bed at the same time every night, even on weekends. The more you maintain a stable schedule, the better you get comfortable sleeping regularly. If you have difficulty sticking with a regular sleeping schedule, consider reading a book or listening to music at the end of the night.
Reduce stress and anxiety levels
Stress and anxiety make it difficult for people to relax, creating a vicious cycle of never getting enough sleep. You can reduce stress and anxiety through exercise, mindfulness, and medication.
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