For night owls and late sleepers, the alarm buzz each morning is probably the most loathed sound in the house. They're startled out of their slumber and forced to join the land of the living with the perky morning people and coffee goers. Sound familiar? If you have trouble waking up and feeling energized in the morning, you're not alone. Maybe you've been told you're just not a morning person or your body clock doesn't function before 11 a.m., but now you've got a job with a strict 8 a.m. start time and you have to adjust to a new sleep schedule. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make yourself feel more awake and energized each morning!
You know you need more and better sleep. Lack of quality sleep has been linked to a scary number of serious ailments such as heart disease, immune disorders, high blood pressure and diabetes. It has also been shown to worsen, and in some cases be the cause of, chronic mood disorders like depression, anxiety and mania. If you're reading this article, you also know that chemicals and pharmaceuticals are not the best way to get better sleep as they come with health risks of their own.
Quality sleep is essential for good health. However, there are many who struggle to get a good night's sleep on a regular basis. While this may be frustrating, the good news is that there are many things you can do to begin improving your sleep quality and overall health, as well. If you are looking for some ways to fall asleep faster, and to sleep more deeply, then here are some things to consider.