There are many ways to ensure that you get a good night’s rest. There are also many times that we don’t do that. In today’s world, we are constantly on the go, and when you get home from work, it’s finally time to settle down. This can be harder with limited time at home, so for best results in a good night’s sleep, follow these few instructions. A better sleep means you will wake up feeling more relaxed and ready to take on the day. As you get older, the bounce back from sleeping 2 hours slowly gets worse and worse. It’s time to start taking care of yourself!
If you keep hydrated, your body will stay pumped and ready to go. The first thing you should do when you wake up in the morning is chug a glass of water. Your body dehydrates throughout the night, so rehydrating is beneficial in you waking up. You can drink a bit of water before bedtime as well, but you risk having to wake up in the middle of the night for a trip to the restroom. For best results- do it first thing in the morning!
Sometimes, we eat like raccoons in which we find all kinds of trash to put into our bodies. We end up missing a few vital vitamins that help our body function, so a multivitamin is great in getting our body in tip-top shape. When we rest our head at night, the body can go through the motions easily with a well oiled system.
Most people sleep with their phone attached to their hip or rested under their pillow. The last thing we see before closing our eyes is the dimly lit screen of a phone and more often than not, the first thing as well. Placing your phone on a nightstand and away from the mattress is key. Some people recommend if you have problems getting up in the morning to set your alarm on your phone, and then place your phone across the room so you have to get up to turn it off. This helps get rid of your phone so your brain can rest at night and you get up to get going early in the morning.
A popular diet is called intermittent fasting. This diet allows you to eat during a set schedule of the day: for example, 12-8pm. Although we aren’t recommending this, limiting your intake of food right before bed is a great way to let your body rest. If you go to bed on a full stomach, chances are it isn’t going to sit well when you go horizontal. Put the snacks down when it hits 6-8pm, and give your body a chance to digest what it has already consumed throughout the day. Your metabolism will thank you!
A great way to end the day is spending time with a loved one. Throw on Netflix or a YouTube video you’ve been wanting to see all day. Don’t watch anything too mind boggling or scary, you actually want to sleep tonight. Settle or something that you can half pay attention to, that way, the other half your brain can focus on getting rest. Reality TV is a great way to relax, cooking shows, property renovations, etc. When you fall asleep that night, make sure you want to dream something good- so definitely put off watching the horror movies for the weekend.
These are just a few different ways of getting better sleep at night. Granted, 8 hours is ideal.Some people require a lot more sleep than others- some require less. Sometimes we have to make do with the three hours we got last night, and keep pouring the coffee to get us through the day. Limit your caffeine so that these more natural methods can work more effectively in getting you going. You want to stick around for a while!
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