Tips to Create and Promote a Positive
One of the easiest ways
to improve your quality of sleep and help you fall asleep quicker
is by practicing good “sleep hygiene.” Sleep hygiene
is a common term used to describe the routine you follow as you
are preparing for bed, and often times the things you do before
you go to sleep have a direct effect on your quality of rest.
Some sleeping tips to keep in mind when you are preparing to turn
Keep noise and light in your sleep area
to a minimum and keep the room at a comfortable, temperate climate.
Ear plugs, eye masks, heavy blinds and curtains can be helpful.
Small snacks before bed are fine, but avoid
large meals two hours before you go to sleep.
Avoid highly caffeinated drinks such as
energy drinks, coffee, and soda six hours before bed.
While exercise is often recommended to help
regulate hormones and reduce stress, refraining from exercise
within two hours of your planned bedtime can improve your sleep
Napping late in the afternoon can make it
more difficult to fall asleep at night.
Save any emotional or stressful issues for
the next morning.
Give yourself at least an hour to unwind
before bed. Stop work or other activities and relax with a book
or light television watching.
Learn relaxation techniques if you have
If you have trouble sleeping because of
pain, Tylenol or another mild pain killer before bed can help.
By applying these helpful sleeping tips
as part of your nightly routine you can significantly improve your
quality of rest and how quickly you are able to fall asleep. Contact
VÄXA today for more information on natural sleep remedies.