There are many people in the world who simply don’t get enough high quality sleep each night, which is having a greatly detrimental effect on their bodies. Many think that less sleep means more time to get things done, but because of the lack of sleep we are never going to be at our best with this mentality. This is why experts in the community like Dr. Cletus Georges MD, are vociferous about the importance of getting high quality sleep each and every night.
Some struggle with this, but with these tips you could change that pattern.
Importance of Routine
Each day our brains absolutely crave routine, and this can also be extended to sleeping. What many of us fail to realize is that when we go to bed at different times each day, and wake up at different times each day, our brains can get very confused. If however you aim to go to sleep and wake up at a similar time each and every day, our brains become accustomed to this. What will happen then is that in anticipation the brain will slowly begin to shut down at night, and wake up in the morning. This will help you to sleep better and will ensure that you wake up with plenty of energy.
Lose The Gadgets
So many people take their phones and their tablets to bed without realizing that this is causing problems to their sleep pattern. Even on ‘night’ mode, the lights from our devices actually alert our brains and cause them to wake up. This is naturally not what you are looking for when it comes to getting a good night of sleep, which is why you should avoid all gadgets at least 30 minutes before bed.
It is not just the light from gadgets which cause an issue here, any light actually wakes the brain up, which is why you should try and make the room as dark as possible. If you are able to do this then you are going to be able to not only fall asleep easier, but find your way to a deep REM sleep with ease too. Try to do all that you can to block out any light in the room.
Food and Drinks
Remember that food is an energy source and that is why you should aim to avoid it in the final hours before you sleep. With regards to what you drink, it is best to only drink water in the last 3 to 4 hours before you go to bed. Naturally caffeine should be avoided, as this is a stimulant which is going to keep you up. This is good practice and it will ensure that your body is well rested so that it can easily nod off to sleep. Avoid late night and instead get yourself to bed and rest up.
These are simple tips but they really will help you to get a great night’s sleep.