5 Ways to Help You Sleep Better

Are you having trouble sleeping? Or do you always wake up exhausted? Presently insomnia is a growing problem amongst the majority. Its extent varies from person to person. But its common symptoms are: Sleep deprivation, feeling fatigued even after having slept through the night or experiencing a broken sleep.

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It may seem like a minor issue but it has drastic effects on one’s health and it can greatly distort the personality as well. It has an impact on every aspect of a person’s life as people suffering from sleep deprivation are likely to feel torn down emotionally. Its best to get it treated before you lose control of your sleeping habits. You should also adopt a few practices to improve your quality of sleep. Listed below are a few steps that will help you improve your sleeping habits.

Develop a sleeping schedule

It is necessary to set a proper sleeping routine so as to have harmony with the natural sleep-wake cycle. It is the first step toward a good night sleep. If you keep an appropriate sleeping schedule you will wake up feeling rested in the morning with a good energy level. But this is only possible if you follow it through as consistency is the key here. If you sleep late then making up for those lost hours is not the same. It is important to keep up with a routine in order to fight sleeping issues. So be sure to develop a regular bedtime, wake up the same time daily and most importantly, avoid naps. Napping can be helpful at times but it often tends to backfire for those suffering from inconsistent sleep.

Turn that computer off

In order to generate the sleep-wake cycle naturally it is very important to understand how light exposure stands in the way of a goodnight sleep. Light exposure controls the production of the hormone ‘melatonin’ which regulates the sleep-wake cycle. With the excessive use of technology we are exposed to light even in the late hours which hinders the production of melatonin which ends up disrupting your natural sleep cycle. Thus switch off the screen and dim the lights in order to boost the production of melatonin and sleep better. Make sure to darken the room when you hit the bed to sleep.

Juggle yourself to sleep

What keeps you up at night? It’s a question that needs to be addressed. Often we are kept awake as our daily lives occupy our mind. It’s a healthy practice to perform mundane tasks before you get in bed. This helps to activate right cerebral hemisphere of your brain, which allows your body to feel relaxed. So ironing, washing dishes or grooming your cat before you head to bed can be a way to improve your sleep. Juggling is also said to stimulate the right side of your brain so consequently you can actually juggle yourself to sleep and pick up new party trick at the same time!

Limit caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine

Your sleep is greatly affected by your eating and drinking habits. It’s very vital to keep a check of what you eat in the later hours; avoid heavy meals at night and cut down on the alcohol and nicotine consumption. Alcohol may seem to help you sleep faster but your quality of sleep gradually declines. Caffeine is a sleep killer as it can cause sleeplessness even after 10-12 hours of its use. To avoid any inconsistency in your sleeping habits try to stay away from caffeine at large alongside alcohol and nicotine.

Keep a sleep diary

Before you decide seeing a therapist, it’s a good practise to keep a sleeping diary. It’s better to write down most of the information beforehand to help your therapist understand your problem. Maybe your sleep is affected due to your daily habits which you can’t exactly identify. Sleep diary can help you come face to face with the behaviours that feed your sleeping deprivation. All you have got to do is pin point your daily habits, sleeping schedule and any symptoms that you experience.

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