10 Tips for Your Best Sleep Ever
- Exercise and eat properly.
Exercising at the right time and eating healthy foods will contribute to a healthier system. Observe the right and best time for you to work out, and never skip a meal.
- Eliminate caffeine.
Most people resort to drinking coffee to help them stay awake. Although the effect of caffeine will just wear off in a matter of hours, some people are not able to tolerate such doses of caffeine, and may feel restlessness often in the near future.
- Watch out for dinner.
Eat less for dinner. However, this is in no way advocating starving yourself and not getting enough to sleep on. The right amount of evening meal will help your tummy digest food quicker, more effectively and you will be able to sleep better.
- Refrain from taking naps.
A thirty-minute nap is necessary, but more than that during the day can leave you rather sleepless at night.
- Put away unnecessary things.
Your bedroom is a place to sleep and rest. Do not let gadgets get in the way; and limit your pets’ access to your personal space.
- Make a before bedtime ritual.
Taking a hot water bath or shower will help you feel relaxed and ready for sleep. You can also drink chamomile tea to soothe yourself.
- Redecorate your room.
If you are sensitive to light, choose colors and accents that can darken the room at night. You can also use a lampshade to allow dim light if you do not like total darkness.
- Allow ventilation.
Keep the bedroom cool. You can have it air-conditioned or you may opt to use an electric fan. Keeping your windows open sometimes will also allow you enjoy some soothing natural fresh air.
- Observe a regular pattern of sleep.
The ideal time is before midnight and make sure that you achieve at least seven hours of sleep. Wake up at the same time so that your body clock can adjust easily.
- Doze off comfortably.
Set up your bed and lie down comfortably. Use a leg pillow if necessary, to feel comfortable in a sleeping position.