10 Tips for a Better Nights Sleep
Don’t Eat Before Bed
Consuming food before bed can lead to poor sleep and the disruption of your hormone levels.
Don’t Drink Alcohol Before Bed
Alcohol can alter your body’s production of melatonin and therefore throw off your sleeping schedule and affect your quality of sleep.
Keep Your Bedroom Clean
Keeping your bedroom clean and distraction free allows you to sleep without worrying about anything or any mess.
Keep Your Bedroom Temperature Cool
Your bedroom should be kept at around 70 degrees or 20 degrees celsius. Keeping your body at the proper temperature while you sleep will prevent wakefulness.
Keep Your Linens White
White sheets are put in hotels, spas and hospitals for a reason. White sheets can invoke a sense of comfort and relaxation. White linens also means you are more likely to wash your linens more frequently because you can see dirt easily.
Shut Down Electronics
Un-plug and turn off all electronics that can be a distraction to you while you sleep. This means tablets, cell phones, televisions and even bright electrical alarm clocks.
Consider a Nightly Routine
Try to get to bed at the same time each night and wake up around the same time each day. This will help keep your body clock in rhythm.Ensure You Have a Proper Mattress
Ensuring you are sleeping on the proper mattress is important. Proper support of your body while you sleep is extremely important to your body’s function and your quality of sleep.
Make Sure You have the Best Pillow for Your Own Sleeping Style
Everybody sleeps in a different style so making sure you support your head and neck the best you can for your own sleeping style is important. A soft pillow is recommended for stomach sleepers.
Cut out Caffeine 6 Hours Before Bed
Caffeine which is consumed by close to 90% of the world’s population is hazardous to your ability to relax. Caffeine should be cut out after lunch to avoid stimulating your nervous system and therefore affecting your sleep.