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Get a Restful Night's Sleep Tonight

Posted by Paisley Hansen on Jun 26, 2020 5:27:00 AM

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Having a good night’s sleep is something everybody should experience more often than they do. Getting a good night’s rest can help you be more productive, feel less tired and allows you to go throughout your day without having to take a nap or two.

The art of getting a good night’s sleep is not rocket science, but there are several things you can do to increase your chances of not having to stay awake in your bed for hours.

Here are 5 things you can do to get some serious rest:

Create A Routine

You will want to create some kind of a routine of different things that relax you and are healthy for you. This can be simple things such as taking a shower, brushing your teeth and massaging your feet. It could also be stretching, getting into a nice, clean bed and putting on some white noise. There are a lot of different things that can be done and not all of these things are going to help everyone get to bed. It will take some experimenting but once you find what works for you, you can create a routine before you go to bed.

Get Rid of Distractions

If you feel relaxed and have done relaxing things before you go to bed and still can’t fall asleep you may need to get rid of distractions in your home. This could be something such as getting a lock on your bedroom door or securing a home security system so you don’t have anxiety of a robbery.

Your physical surroundings could also be the cause of your inability to fall asleep. Make sure that your lights are off and the room is dark. If there are loud noises you may want to invest in some earplugs or get a sleep mask to block out any light from outside.

Watch Your Diet

If you are prone to acid reflux this is for you. Overall it is just unhealthy to eat right before Older lady suffering from go to bed. Your stomach is usually full and you are trying to sleep on a side that feels comfortable and you can’t even think about sleeping on your stomach.If you do end up eating before you go to bed it is best to fall asleep on your left side. This way your stomach is on the bottom not the top and allows your digestion process to carry on as normal without any extra upsets.

Avoiding spicy foods is also helpful or large amounts of food. Instead, consider using a Gundry md discounts to get healthy smoothies or vitamins.

Have a Schedule

It is best if you are able to fall asleep and wake up at the same time everyday. While this isn’t always possible because life can get crazy, you will want to try and set your alarm for the same time everyday. This will help your body be healthy and have some normality with your sleep schedule. Your schedule doesn’t have to be exact, as long as you start your routine around the same time every night and have an alarm set for the next morning this should be enough to alert your body it is night to sleep.

What are You Sleeping On?

Your mattress or even your sheets could be the culprit of your poor night’s sleep. This can be a little hard to believe but think about it. If you are sleeping on a surface that is too soft or too hard for your body, your body is going to let you know about it even if you are really tired.

Getting a sleep routine and figuring out what your body needs to be able to fall asleep. If you have done a lot of research and put a bunch of effort into your sleeping and you still can’t fall asleep you will want to consider consulting a trusted medical professional.

What are some things that you do to help you fall asleep and stay asleep? Comment below and be sure to share with a friend that has trouble falling asleep!

No matter what the cause of your sleepless nights is, Alaska Sleep Clinic's board-certified sleep specialists are ready to help you be healthy and feel good every day.
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