What's Stopping You from Getting a Good Night's Sleep?
When you’re tired, everything feels like a challenge. From just the most trivial of tasks like doing the dishes, to heading to the gym to work out, everything is harder when you’re sleep deprived. Now, we all struggle to get a good night’s sleep every now and then, and usually, an early night the next evening resolves that. If you’re going through a prolonged spell of not sleeping, or broken sleep, it will pay dividends to get to the root of what’s preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep. Here’s a look at 4 things to consider changing.
1. Drinking too much caffeine
Caffeine is a natural stimulant that, ironically, we rely upon when we’re tired due to a lack of sleep. Caffeine is found in tea and coffee and it acts as a temporary stimulant that makes you feel alert and energized for several hours. The problem is that drinking too much caffeine can lead to insomnia. Try to cut way back on the amount of caffeine you consume, and don’t drink it late at night. Caffeine can stay in your system for several hours, so a cup of coffee in the evening could potentially keep you up well into the night.
2. Not being active enough
If you’re struggling to sleep through at night, one of the main reasons for this could be a lack of exercise or activity. After a long walk, a game of sports, or a tough workout, once the adrenaline has worn off and you relax, you’ll find that you feel tired and want to sleep. The more energy you burn, the better you will sleep. If you work a sedentary job and don’t get very much exercise or physical activity, you’ll find that your sleep quality isn’t great and you’ll likely be tossing and turning throughout the night. Try to get more exercise and be more active, even if it’s around the home and garden.
3. Not being at the right temperature
When in bed, it’s important to be at just the right temperature in order to maximize your chances of sleeping through. As we’re all different, we all have different preferences when it comes to temperature in bed. Some of us get too hot and prefer to be cool, whereas others are too cold and would rather be warm. The thing to remember is that you need to find the right temperature for you. If you’re too hot, lose some layers, crack a window, or go with thinner bedding. If you’re too cold, close the window, consider sleeping in pyjamas, and maybe invest in thicker bedding.
4. Spending too much time with electronics
In bed at night, one of the most common reasons why people find themselves feeling ‘wired’ and wide awake is because they’ve overstimulated their brains by using electronic gadgets too much. Try not to watch TV late at night, don’t listen to loud music, and definitely, don’t use your phone in bed! If you spend your evening in bed with the TV on in the background as you scroll through boring posts on social media, put down the phone and try to relax your mind instead. One hour before you plan to go to sleep, switch off all electronics and try to think calm and relaxing thoughts instead.
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