3 Tips for getting some quality sleep every night
So few of us regularly experience great quality and sufficient quantity of sleep so there has never been a better time to learn 3 tips for quality sleep! It is thought that as some time through our lives at least 80% of us will experience some sort of sleeping issue.
While there are hundreds of things we can do to help ourselves get quality and quantity sleep, here are 3 to get you started.
3 Tips for Quality Sleep that work
In this episode of the Healthy Living Unplugged podcast, I share 3 tips for quality sleep that actually work. Want more tips? Check out my other articles on how to improve your sleep >
1. Fix the Lighting
We need to let our mind know that it’s time for sleep, so make sure your room at night is dark and comfortable. In saying this it is also vital that we have a room that lets in the morning light.
These are important signals to our brain to produce chemicals that help us to sleep. Darkness at night tells us it’s time to be tired and to sleep and waking to light in the morning to tell our mind that it’s time to wake up and to be alert.
2. Get your bedroom in order
Make sure your bedroom or the room in which you sleep is clean, tidy, free of mess and somewhere you find comforting, pleasurable and safe. Having a place to feel relaxed is so crucial to a great night’s sleep.
This is something we can provide for ourselves and our partner each day. Make your room somewhere that you enjoy being in and one that is conducive to rest, recovery and relaxation.
3. Put down the devices
Our overuse of devices has been incredibly detrimental to our health in numerous ways. While technology and the internet have proven to be life-changing in many ways, this is both negative and positive.
The longer we do not use devices prior to bed the better, however, we do need to be realistic with our lifestyles now.
So the final of my 3 tips for quality sleep is to put your devices down at least 30 minutes prior to bed. This will give your mind at least a little time to prepare for sleep. Listen to music, read, dim the lights and prepare for sleep.
Even those with screens to protect from blue light and screens that do this and that, we still need to give our mind time to slow down and switch off.
How can we possibly expect to sleep well and complain that our mind is always going, when we actually keep it going right up until we fall asleep?
It makes no sense!
In all, we need to provide an environment in which we can have quality and quantity sleep. If we are not contributing to our sleep cycle in a positive way, don’t expect a quality sleep and the benefits that come with that.