How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Posted by Cyndi Gurrola on

Sleep is extremely important for our overall health. A good night’s rest is just as important as eating a healthy diet and exercise.  It has been proven that poor sleep can affect your brain function. Here are some tips on getting a better night’s rest.

Most American’s consume lots of caffeine throughout the day. Although caffeine can enhance your energy it is crucial to not consume it too late in the day. It can stay in your system for up to 8 hours so drinking it after 4 p.m. is not recommended especially if you have trouble falling asleep at night.

Growing up we most of us did not like nap time; however now some of us can’t wait to get in an afternoon nap. Unfortunately, sleeping during the day can confuse your body which may cause you to have a harder time falling asleep at night.

Having a consistent sleeping schedule is highly recommended. It is beneficial to try to sleep and wake up around the same time daily. After some time, your body will adjust and become its own alarm clock.

Another tip to a good night’s rest is trying relaxation techniques that could be used before bed. By trying these various routines, it can help improve the overall quality of your sleep. Whether it’s meditating or taking a relaxing bath try different methods to figure out what works best for you.

Lastly, it is extremely essential for you to have a comfortable mattress and bedding. It is important to upgrade your bedding at least every 5-8 years. Replacing your bedding and mattress is a very quick fix to quality sleep. Try your best to optimize your bedroom environment. It’s the little things that can really affect your sleep. This includes your furniture arrangement, bedding, temperature, and outside noise. Sleep plays a very important role in your health so try to make sleep a top priority and your body will respond positively.