January 29, 2012
Throughout the day we may be exhausted and ready for bed, but by the time bed time hits we’re wide awake and then we think of how exhausted we’re going to be the next day if we don’t get sleep and then that anxiety keeps us up. Wow, that is tiring! Here are some tips to get a better night’s sleep and feel rested the next day:
- Make a sleep schedule and stick to it. If you go to bed at 9 o’clock one day and midnight the next, your body is going to be confused so pick a time and stick to it, even on weekends and holidays. If you are still awake for 15 minutes after you go to bed, get up and do something relaxing and go back to bed when you’re tired.
- Keep an eye on what you eat and drink. Do not go to bed hungry or stuffed, also limit your beverage intake before bed so there are less sleep interruptions to the toilet. Nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol can disturb your sleep as well so use caution when using these.
- Try to manage your stress. You can do this by getting organized and prioritizing. Right before bed write what is on your mind and set it aside for tomorrow so you have a clear mind.
- Include physical activity in your daily routine, but don’t exercise right before bed. This will help you fall asleep and get a deeper sleep.
- Create a bedtime ritual. This will help your body wind down from the stress of the day. Activities you might think about doing are reading a book, taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music, etc.
Life can be very stressful for many folks right now, but it is important to get good night’s sleep for your health as well as your mood. Best of all it will make you look stunning; after all, everyone needs their beauty sleep.