Do you have trouble going to sleep? Do you have trouble staying asleep? Many factors can come into play when it comes to sleep problems including: hormones, environmental factors, stress and our family. However, we need to learn to address these problems and we need to teach our bodies how to sleep better.
Did you know that 1/3 of our lives should be spent sleeping? This is the time our bodies needs to repair ourselves and to recover from every day stresses. When we don’t get enough sleep we can become anxious, we can eat more, we can be distracted, we will have less energy and not be able to function, as well as we should. Plus, we just don’t feel well.
Yet, what can we do to make ourselves sleep better at night and stay asleep each and every night?
Step one: Watch what we eat and drink before bedtime
We should quit drinking alcohol and caffeine at least two hours before sleep. Both will stimulate us and can keep us awake. We should also avoid foods that do not agree with us and may cause us stomach trouble.
Step two: Skip the snooze button in the mornings
Yes, you may think you enjoy those extra ten minutes of sleep. But in reality, you are just loosing ten minutes of real sleep. Set the alarm for the real time you need to get up in the mornings and really get up for good. If you like extra time for just lying in bed, consider making time later in the day for a nap.
Make this a practice and follow it with dedication without ever skipping it even for a day otherwise the insomnia will creep into your life sooner than later so avoid it from happening and do also lookup resurge reviews on what factors contribute for a resurgence of insomnia.
Step four: Look at your environment
Make sure your bed is comfortable and that your bedroom isn’t too warm. The ideal sleeping temperature is anywhere from 65 to 70 degrees for most people.
Step five: Train yourself to go to sleep
Have a routine bedtime for yourself just as you do for your children. Set a regular time for you to go to bed and a regular time for you to get up in the mornings. Establish certain quiet routines that you do before bed each and every night before you go to bed.
If you awake in the middle of the night, try relaxation techniques, mediate or other calming activities. Train yourself not to get up and watch television or work on the computer.
A person is twice as likely to have a heart attack if she doesn’t get at least five hours of sleep at night. Plus, one in six fatal car accidents occur because one of the drivers is fatigued. This is just how important sleep really is.