6 Powerful Tips to a Better Sleep

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Health practitioners have shown the importance of having enough sleep for all people of all ages. Enough sleep means waking up the next morning refreshed. This includes having a refreshed body and mind. It has also been a noted fact that lack of sleep can be hazardous.

Many people are having difficulties falling asleep at night. Instead of sleeping and dreaming, they roll around in their beds trying to fall asleep. The result usually is people not rested enough in the morning and tired all day. This results in stress and less performance on the job or at home.

Many things can temper with our ability to sleep including the experiences of stress and some foods. The stressful situations can be work-related and non-work related. These are the things that are able to keep anyone awake much of the night.

We have developed a list of 6 powerful tips that have helped us to achieve better sleep.

1) Room temperature: remember that very hot and very cold room temperatures have a way of tempering with your body’s ability to relax. Too much heat makes it difficult to breath, while too much cold makes it very difficult to get the necessary warmth.

2) Beds are for sleeping. If you are used to watch TV in bed or even work while being in bed, you may find it much harder to relax and to fall asleep. Remove the TV and do not work in bed. Sleep requires your brain to slowly shutdown and any distraction will cause sleeping problems.

3) Avoid alcohol. Alcohol will keep the body from reaching the deeper stages of sleep, where the body does most of its healing and resting. The result of drinking can be a very light sleep or difficulty falling asleep in general.

4) Go to bed at around the same time every day. Don’t change your bedtime back and forth. Having a certain schedule developed. This will make it easier to fall asleep pretty much at the same time every day. A recurring schedule will help your body to get into a sleep pattern and make it easier to fall asleep.

5) Remove the alarm clock from your view. Starring at the time will only create the feeling that you have to sleep, but you are not. These worries will make things even worse. Losing the feeling for time by not seeing the actual and how long you have been awake has shown to improve healthy sleep.

6) Reduce caffeine. A recent study showed that caffeine is not metabolized efficiently and fast enough at night. The effects of caffeine last much longer than most people expect. The result is difficulty falling asleep. Studies have shown better sleeping patterns if no more caffeine is consumed after 6.00 PM.

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Teboho is a Social Worker, Writer and Inspirational Speaker. He is in pursuit of MSc. in Managerial Psychology. Graduates are able to apply psychological principles and methods to tackle challenges in the work environment and provide effective practical solutions. Acting as industrial-organizational psychologists.