Developing a few good habits can help you sleep more easily and more deeply each night.
Kick the addictions. We all know caffeine isn’t good for our health, interfering with your sleep patterns more than you think. Don’t drink any caffeinated beverages within six or seven hours of sleep. Also, alcohol can interfere with your sleep. Even if a small drink before bed helps you get to sleep more quickly, it can keep you awake throughout the night.
Make a to-do list. If you can’t fall asleep because you’re fussing about what tomorrow will bring, make a list of tomorrow’s to-do each night before bed, and resolve to leave the issues on paper until the morning.
Get into your Circadian rhythm. Your body sets its own sleep-wake pattern according to light, and in today’s world of windowless office buildings, you might not be getting the light you need. When you wake up each morning, open the blinds or flip on some bright lights. During the day, get out in the sun as much as you can, and in the evening, start dimming the lights. Following this routine each day will help your body know when it’s time to go to sleep.
Eat a bedtime snack. Now that you’re an adult, you can have a bedtime snack, no matter what your mum said when you were a kid. The best evening snacks are small and include both carbohydrates – which help your body produce sleep-inducing serotonin – and protein – which will keep you from waking up hungry in the middle of the night.
The best tool to help you get some good quality sleep is to have a good quality bed with a good quality mattress. Here at Tranquility Beds we would recommend the Patron memory foam bed which is a fantastic bed for the price or even a Kava metal bed from Joseph.