Having a hard time falling asleep? Waking up constantly throughout the night? Waking up feeling as if you got no sleep at all?
You’re not alone. Millions of people complain about not getting enough quality sleep.
You’re different though.
You’re going to do something about it!
Here’s 5 easy ways to get a better sleep:
1. Get your technology out of the bedroom
Train your mind to think that your bedroom is only for sleeping. Remove all distractions such as televisions, cell phones, radios, iPads, etc from your bedroom.
By grooming your mind that your bed is only for sleeping, you’ll be able to fall asleep much quicker. Studies have shown that this can greatly increase the quality of sleep that you are getting.
However, you can keep your alarm clock in there. Sorry!
2. Turn down the temperature
Did you know that your body sleeps better in cooler environments?
We’re not talking about freezing temperatures! Studies have found that keeping your thermostat at 65º will help you sleep better!
You can still throw a blanket or two on you! But you want the room environment to be on the cool side.
3. You need a good mattress.
This one should be common sense, but you’d be surprised. You need a good mattress in order to get a good night’s sleep!
Don’t cheap out on your mattress. Cheap mattresses often lack proper support for your body. This causes you to toss and turn throughout the night and wake up with aches and pains throughout the day. When your body is constantly readjusting throughout the night, it’s not in that deep REM sleep that we all crave!
When sleeping with your significant other, sleep side-by-side in the spooning position. The feeling of intimacy has been proven to lower anxiety and help promote better sleep.
Not only will your significant other love it, but your body will too!
Don’t have a significant other? No problem! Sleep with your dog or a pillow!
5. Change up your clock
Hate seeing the annoying glow of the alarm clock? Well, it’s not just your mind that hates that. Your body sleeps better in a dark room.
The glow of the LED lights on an alarm clock can actually disrupt your sleep cycle. In addition, when you wake up in the middle of the night, the alarm clock is usually what you first look at.
What does this do? Well it causes you anxiety knowing you only have a couple hours of sleep left.
Ditch that LED alarm clock for an old-school clock with hands! You’ll be happy you did!