Few creatures on this Earth don’t need sleep. Sleep is universally needed if health is to be maintained. Not sleeping can be dangerous when drivers who haven’t had their sleep get on the road. If a great sleep has been eluding you, this advice could be exactly what you need.
When dealing with insomnia, it’s important your sleeping hours are on a regular schedule. Your body’s internal clock will adjust and make you sleepy at around the same time. The ability to tune in to your internal clock allows you to set bedtime hours that coincide with the onset of sleepiness.
Sleep long enough to feel well-rested. Do not try sleeping longer because you lost during the week or sleep longer for time sleeping you may miss out on in the coming days. Sleep only until you feel rested and do this on a regular basis. You cannot “bank” sleep hours for another day!
Get up a little earlier than usual. Just half an hour might do the trick to make you tired at bedtime. Figure out how many hours constitute the ideal amount of sleep for you, and then go with that consistently.
Do not drink or eat too close to bedtime. While eating will stimulate your digestive system, drinking will cause you to need to use the bathroom, and both will interfere with sleep. Have a small drink and snack two hours before your head hits the pillow. You will also find that late night snacks can result in lucid dreaming.
Tryptophan, a natural sleep inducer, can be found in many foods. Eating these foods for dinner can help you fall asleep sooner. Eggs, cottage cheese, cashews, turkey, and milk all have tryptophan. Be sure to drink warm milk because it is relaxing; whereas, cold milk is not.
Insomniacs may benefit from warm milk, but some cannot tolerate dairy. A great alternative would be some herbal tea. That tea is all natural, and it really does relax the entire body. If you wish to try an herbal blend, visit your health store for advice.
If you’ve heard that you shouldn’t do anything in your bedroom outside of sleeping, going to bed and waking up, you should know that’s true. If work in your bedroom, lay in bed reading a tablet or watch TV, your mind won’t become accustomed to the fact that your bedroom is for sleeping. You can reteach the brain to think of it as just a place for sleep by just sleeping there!
Better and longer sleep has been proven to come along with exercise. However, the time you spend exercising must not be close to bedtime as it could stimulate your body. To make sure exercise doesn’t alter your sleep, finish exercising three hours before bed.
With the preceding advice, getting a good night’s sleep will be a lot easier. So, don’t toss and turn for no reason. Use these tips to curl up in your bed for a pleasant night’s sleep.