Setting a good sleep routine
5 things you should be doing to get a better sleep
Want to finally break the cycle of never getting enough sleep? You have to figure out how to get a better sleep routine. Chances are, the reason why you can’t seem to ever get a good night’s sleep is because you had a big change in your life that increased your levels of stress and your typical routine of life has changed.
Today we’re going to cover how to fix a bad routine and make the choices that give you the best chance of getting enough sleep consistently.
1. Keep a consistent sleep schedule.
Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends or during vacations. Set a bedtime that is early enough for you to get at least 7 hours of sleep.
At first it may be hard to get yourself to sleep so early but setting this consistent habit will establish that you get enough sleep. On average you should try to get at least 6.5-7 hours of sleep.
2. Make your bedroom quiet and relaxing.
Outside of the consistent sleep schedule, make sure your bedroom is optimized for only sleeping, meaning remove all distractions.
No tvs to distract you. Keep the bedroom at a comfortable temperature.
Don’t use your bedroom for anything other than needed. Using it as a room where you lounge and hang out will start associating it with activities that you are awake for and that’s what you’re trying to avoid.
3. Limit exposure to bright light in the evenings.
Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
As we’ve mentioned in our post about natural sleep remedies, melatonin production is key to getting a good night’s sleep. The blue light emitted from electronics like TVs, computers, and phones actually messes with our body’s ability to produce melatonin which is why it’s a good idea to give yourself a bit of time, blue light free before you go to bed to help your body prepare to go to sleep.
4. Avoid consuming caffeine in the late afternoon or evening.
Reduce your fluid intake before bedtime so you aren’t getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. More importantly, you want to avoid having any caffeine later on in the day or evening. I’m talking to you coffee addicts! The last thing you want is to be riding a caffeine buzz when you’re trying to get some sleep, so limit your caffeine intake to mornings only.
5. Have a spoonful of Dream Honey 30 minutes before bed.
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