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A guide to better sleep in 2016

January 7, 2016

Sleep is a crucial part to a better well-being and many would say that without a good night’s don’t expect miracles to happen the next day. Getting in enough sleep is the one of the key ingredients to success, a well rested body will determine a well mind. Here are few tips to sleep your way to success this year and for many more years to come.

 

Create a sleep regime

A consistent sleep pattern is only the start to feeling better and living a healthy lifestyle. This sleeping pattern would include your weekends and days off, of course. Staying consistent means that you are reinforcing your body’s sleep-wake cycle, but promotes better sleep at night. Expert opinion suggest that if you struggle to asleep within 15 minutes of lying in bed, then get up and do something relaxing that will help in peaceful sleep. Agonising over not being able to fall asleep will only investigate the problem further.

The bedtime routine

If you had timber decking done, then standing peacefully in your garden, watching the stars can be part of your nightly routine. The best part of it all is that you will be getting in fresh air as you go along. For most, dimming the lights and reading a good book will also help ease the senses. Relaxing activities can promote better sleep by easing the transition between wakefulness and drowsiness. And no matter what you do, avoid watching late night TV before heading off to bed or browsing on your cell phone.

You need comfort

Your mattress and pillow contributes to better sleep. Since the features of good bedding are subjective, choose what feels most comfortable to you. Toss out bed linen that makes you feel scratchy. If you share your bed, make sure there’s enough room for two. Being comfortable with where you sleep counts the majority of times.

Before bedtime

Take a warm bath or shower before getting into bed, but avoid eating greasy food. Carefully consider your nicotine, caffeine and alcohol intake too. The stimulating effects of nicotine and caffeine take hours to wear off and can wreak havoc on quality sleep.

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