How To Sleep Like a Baby
Sleep is crucial for your health, well being and quality of life.
Yet, if you’re like so many millions of Australians, you’re simply not getting enough… That’s dangerous because it effects your mood, health and day to day performance.
With that in mind, here’s how to sleep like a baby every single night – boosting your energy, health and quality of life…
Go to the bed and get up at the same time every day – Your biological clock likes routine, and is very sensitive to change. So make sure you pick times and stick to them. Now the only catch is you can’t sleep in on the weekends… But what’s the point in sleeping in and missing half of the weekend you’ve looked so forward to all week anyway? Get up early on Saturday for a change and enjoy the best part of the day.
Be more active, workout – Instead of lying in your bed for an hour every night trying to sleep, wasting time, spend that hour working out during the day instead. You’ll burn away all that excess energy that keeps you awake, get in great shape and not have to spend the night tossing and turning anymore. Warning: Don’t work out close to bed time though, because you can wake your body up even more.
Don’t take sleeping pills – It scares me how drugged up the nation can be sometimes. I strongly disagree with taking sleeping pills. The key is to learn how to fall into a relaxing, natural sleep. With pills your body never learns that, and becomes drug dependent. Making it even harder to fall a sleep when you come off the pills.
Avoid coffee, tea or soft drinks in the evening – Anything with caffeine in it is going to keep you awake longer than you need to be. Cut consumption AT LEAST 3 hours before bedtime.
Keep your bedroom temperature cool and consistent – I think everyone can relate to long, sweaty, summer nights… The warmer it is the harder it is for your body to “shut down” and get into sleep mode. There’s no exact temperature I can recommend, just try experimenting and find what?s best for you.
That’s 5 solid tips right there. Sleeping really is a health essential so USE these and make sure you’re getting enough.