How to Guarantee a Good Night’s Sleep

Jen & Peter caught napping

Do you spend your nights tossing and turning in bed? Well, if yes, it’s no surprise. The modern lifestyle places a premium on sleep, especially when it comes to millennials. People assume that the more time they spend sleeping, the less they will achieve in life. However, reality is the opposite of that. If you don’t get enough sleep, you are unlikely to be able to achieve anything. Therefore, it’s important that you get quality sleep every night, for at least 6 to 8 hours. But, how do you go about it if you lie awake till the early hours of the morning?

To make things easier for you, here are a few tips on how to guarantee a good night’s sleep:

The first thing you need to do is set a bedtime. This means you should go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. Don’t break this habit on the weekends and even during the holidays. This will give you control over your body’s clock and you will no longer have trouble falling asleep, and also waking up.

Before you hit the sack, find a habit that helps you relax. Most people prefer reading in bed, as it relaxes their mind and induces sleep. Yoga is another good option that you can try. In short, find a bedtime habit that makes you feel calm, and sleep will follow.

People who have trouble sleeping at night should avoid naps. Usually, people take short power naps because they can no longer go on, but napping during the day eats into your nighttime sleep, which is the most important sleep you get. To guarantee a good night’s sleep, stop napping from now on.

As you probably know, working out daily can improve your quality of sleep. For one, you will be sufficiently tired and sleep will come naturally. Secondly, exercise helps ward off stress, i.e. your mind will be clear by the time you hit the bed.
Last, but not the least, create the right sleeping environment. Your bedroom should be completely dark. If possible, avoid any distractions which can affect your sleep. Make sure your mattress and pillow are comfortable. Lastly, the temperature of the room should be between 60 and 67 degrees.

So, follow these tips and a good night’s sleep is guaranteed, every night. Do keep in mind it will take you a few days to get into a routine, so don’t give up in a couple of days.

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