It is absolutely essential for you to get a good night’s sleep. Sleeping has many benefits. It provides your body the needed energy to recover from your stresses and also keeps you active and alert the following day.
These days, many people are suffering from insomnia, thereby feeling it very difficult to fall asleep. If this is the case with you, then read on to know the many tips to get a better sleep.
Maintain your mattress
This is one of the important tips you need to consider. Don’t use the same mattress for a long period. You’ll have to replace it once in five years at least. When you can feel springs underneath the surface of your bed, then it is time for you to buy a new one.
There are new types of mattresses available that help you to adjust it according to your convenience. You can check them out over the net.
Watch what and when you eat
You need to avoid consuming food in the evening. It will have an effect on your ability to fall asleep. Even though you consume, avoid foods that have white sugar in them, for example, chocolate, coffee/tea or sodas.
Now that you know that you should avoid stimulants, let’s move to the next part. It involves the time when you should stop eating, i.e. two hours before going to bed. Because, when you eat shortly just before going to bed, your body is forced to apply its energy on digestion and prevents you from sleeping well.
Change your sleeping position
By sleeping in a different position, you can benefit a lot from your sleep. Well, we all know it is not possible to control in what position we sleep as we won’t be aware of what we do when we sleep. But, you really can change it.
Make sure that your body is at least roughly straight when you sleep. Also, avoid using pillows that are too skinny. Don’t sleep on your stomach. It usually causes aches and pains.
Don’t go to bed on an empty stomach
Remember the 2nd tip? Well, don’t mistake it for ‘not to eat anything before going to bed’. If your stomach is fully empty, it is definite to interfere with your sleep.
Even after eating your dinner, if you find your stomach grumbling after sometime, you can have a light snack one hour prior to your bedtime.
Let your mind flow and relax
Take care to pen all the thoughts that are dancing through your mind throughout the day. It is very useful for those who are engrossed in all their daily office issues.
This technique is helpful for all ages. For kids who are too young to write, you can help them by penning down their thoughts for them.
Self massage to fall asleep
This is one of the easiest techniques that you can implement to fall asleep. You should know the fact that there are about 7,200 nerve endings in your feet which are connected to your entire body.
So, take some time in massaging your feet and you’ll feel the benefits when you wake up and also through your sleep time.
All these tips help you to sleep efficiently. By following them, you’ll see that you are falling asleep quickly and easily.
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