Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep
Most of us know by now how important sleep is. Both the amount that is right for our bodies and the quality of sleep we get each night. But many people in the modern world are suffering from bad sleeping patterns which could be affecting their mental and physical health. As well as how they are able to undertake their day to day tasks.
There are multiple factors that are being blamed for this. Such as a busy and stressful modern lifestyle. And our increased use of digital devices as well as social media updates keeping us awake. Thankfully, there are some steps to take which can help you to improve a broken sleeping pattern:
Sleep Cycle Back On Track
First of all, as annoying as it may be when you just want to get your sleep cycle back on track, you will need to have an element of patience. Sometimes the body needs to be gently eased into its new sleeping pattern, and it may take a little bit of time before it settles in naturally. But by starting the process of trying to improve things you are on the right track.
When it comes to sleeping, some experts believe it is not just about the time you wake up but when you actually go to sleep, which could affect the sleep quality. It could be that you need to go to bed earlier. It is recommended you try slowly scaling back your bedtime until you reach your goal. For example, if you normally go to bed at midnight and want to be going at 9 pm, for a few days try and hit the sack at 11 pm then 10 pm before reaching your goal.
Avoid Sleeping In
Another interesting idea that could help you is to avoid sleeping in late, however tempting it may be! In other words regardless if you went to bed slightly later the night before, you still wake up at the same time as you normally would. This helps your internal body clock to learn what time you want to wake up.
Here is something that may have different results depending on the person, which can, of course, be said about everything regarding the sleep cycle. It is how often you nap for and how long. Some sleep experts highly recommend a day time nap, others strongly advise to avoid it. A nap could refresh you for your day to day activity, but it could also mean it becomes harder to sleep at night come bedtime.
One suggested compromise is to allow yourself a nap but only a very short one, and not near your scheduled bedtime. Another thing that some people suggest to avoid exercising too close to your bedtime. But again some people claim that it does not affect their sleep cycle at all, so maybe it is a very personal thing! One thing most people will agree on is to avoid eating heavy meals before bed and drinking caffeinated drinks.
Mind And Body
When thinking about how to fall asleep, creating a routine can help your mind and body recognise that it is time to sleep and ease you into that particular state. Some people find that relaxing music or a bath before bed can help. Don’t forget to check your room is not too warm and that light is not being let in as both of these factors could disturb your chances of a regular sleep pattern.
One of the points to remember is that once you have found a routine that works for you, stick with it, and keep yourself disciplined to keep it going. And hopefully, you will find you have managed to fix your sleeping pattern and are feeling all the better for it!
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