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5 Exercises For Your Brain To Help Promote Better Sleep

Posted by Liz Thomson on Jul 13, 2021 1:24:00 AM

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To stay healthy, you need adequate and quality sleep. Although there are various factors for the lack of sleep, you can train your brain to relax and sleep better. One of the ways to improve your sleep is through mental exercises. In addition, challenging your brain to do new tasks and achieve a goal will help it to improve your sleep.


Here are five exercises to train your brain and improve your sleep.


1. Use Your Non-dominant Hand

The easiest way to start your brain training activities is by trying a different hand apart from the one you normally use. However, I am not saying that this is an easy task. Trying to do various activities with your weaker hand requires effort. Your brain also needs to concentrate for you to achieve positive results. You can begin with eating, drawing, or writing.


2. Play with Crosswords

Crosswords are common for improving vocabulary. You can also use the game to sharpen your brains to become efficient in solving real-life challenges. The crossword writers may give you challenging questions that can help you to think harder when solving them. This method helps your brain to be alert. But worry not. These games are not strenuous to give you headaches.


3. Card Games

Card games are among the strategy games that you can use to train your brain, work it out, and stimulate it to better sleep. When playing card games, you have to identify the cards your opponents have played. You then decide how to play for you to win the game. The more points you get, the higher your chances of winning. You must be thoughtful about the matter. You can choose to play with your friends or play online.


4. Visualize More Often

Visualizing is the process of creating mental images of a situation or storyline from what you read, hear, or already know. When going out, for example, you can create mental imagery of your route out and back. In addition, visualizing can help you to improve your decision-making abilities while working out your brain for a night of better sleep.


5. Learn Something New

It does not matter how old you are. They say that you cannot overgrow learning. Learning a new skill can improve your cognition and strengthen your brain health. In addition, a new skill can help you do various tasks at home and reduce the expenses of hiring experts.



Sleep deprivation can come from stress, lots of thought, or irregular sleep and activity patterns. To improve your health, you should start by giving your body and brain sufficient sleep. Start by exercising your mind to sleep better and wake up sober and ready for a new day and activities.

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