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- Ban Blue Light in the Bedroom
Ensure that TVs, computers and other blue light sources are turned off an hour before bedtime. Surprisingly, the short waves from the blue light can disrupt your sleep.
- Avoid Naps
If you suffer from insomnia, naps will do more harm than good. Avoid naps eight hours before bedtime. If slumps hit after lunch, go for a walk instead, or take a glass of ice water.
- Block The Clock
Avoid glancing at your clock during the night as it can interrupt your sleep. If you’re a clock watcher, place it in a drawer, or under your bed.
- Try a Leg Pillow
Use a leg pillow if you experience mild pain that can disrupt the deep, restful phases of sleep. Try placing a pillow between your legs to better align your hips and reduce stress on your lower back.
- Avoid Coffee After 12
A cup of coffee in the morning can be good for the majority, but avoid it after midday as caffeine can alter your sleep pattern.
- Keep Pets Off the Bed
It’s hard to fall asleep – and stay asleep – when your pet keeps moving around during the night. Learn from a vet how to train your pet to sleep comfortably in its own bed.
- Put Your Neck in Neutral
Your pillow could be the reason you’re waking up tired with a stiff neck. Avoid pillows that are either too fat or too flat. Instead, use a pillow that will support your neck in a neutral position.
- Reserve your Bed for Sleep
Reserve your bedroom for sleep, intimacy, and other restful activities, like pleasure reading and meditation. Banish the TV, computer, phone, and other diversions from that space.
- Set Your Body Clock
Stick to a regular sleep time schedule, even during weekends and holidays. It puts your brain and body in a sleep-awake cycle, eventually landing you to a sudden and sound sleep every night.
- Time Exercise Right
Regular exercise can enhance the quality of your sleep. Avoid strenuous workouts 3 to 4 hours before going to bed. Mind/body exercises before bed can be calming.
- Seal Your Mattress
Sleep alterations can come from sneezing, sniffling, and itching of allergies due to an uncovered mattress. Keep off dust and other allergens by sealing your mattress and pillows.
- Eat Right at Night
Don’t consume heavy meals late in the day as they overwork your digestive system and try to avoid late-night snacking .
- Rethink Your Drink
Although alcohol can help you sleep, once its effects wear off, it can cause frequent awakenings at night and rob you of a restful sleep. Go for a relaxing chamomile tea in the evening instead.
- Stop Sipping After 8pm
Avoid drinks two hours before you go to bed. You won’t have to rush to the bathroom frequently at night, which can make falling back to sleep a challenge. Dim your bathroom lights to avoid bright light at night.
- Lower the Lights
Dim all of the lights around your home a few hours before bedtime and use a low-watt bulb when reading before sleeping. Light exposure during the evening can make it harder to fall asleep.
- Use Sleeping Pills with Caution
You may be tempted to take sleeping pills whenever sleep seems nowhere in sight, but do it cautiously. Some sleeping pills are habit-forming and may have adverse side effects.
- Fall Asleep To White Noise
A cough from a child or a barking dog can cause loss of sleep. Listen to a soothing white noise – a fan, air conditioner, or a white noise generator can do the trick.
- Skip the Smoke
Nicotine found in cigarettes is a stimulant. Smoking can steal your sleep or add to insomnia. You can enjoy better sleep by smoking fewer cigarettes four hours before bed.
- Free Your Mind at Bedtime
Set aside time for winding down in the evenings an hour before hitting the pillow. Read a book, listen to soothing music, meditate, or take a warm shower. Put aside worries and get accustomed to a pre-sleep ritual every night.
- Keep your Room Cool
Most people sleep best in a slightly cool room (around 65°F or 18°C) with adequate ventilation. A bedroom that is too hot or too cold can interfere with your quality of sleep.