7 Tips to Sleep better

7 Tips to Sleep better

For insomniacs whose profession now forces them to fight and make every precious hour of sleep count, here are some tips that work well for all:

  1. Consistency: Keep the time that you go to bed and wake up constant. This includes weekends — don't change these parameters by more than an hour total per day if at all possible.
  2. Time: Make whatever adjustments you need to sleep 7-8 hours/night. Sleep is one of the biggest (and most underrated) factors in health, performance, and happiness. Respect your need for sleep, and trust, many other things will just fall in place.
  3. Sleep cycles: Monitor your sleep cycles, and try your best not to get up in the middle of one.
  4. Exercise: 30 min/day in some form or fashion is amazing. Sleep status synergizes with energy levels, and exercise seems to help me remain constant.
  5. Food: Small meals/snacks spread throughout the day avoid food comas and subsequent hijacking of usual sleep patterns. Most people eat way more in one sitting than their body needs — so learn to read your body's signals and realize when you're not actually hungry anymore.
  6. Comfort: Make sure your bed is comfortable, that your thermostat isn't set too low/high, that your pillow supports your head at the appropriate level for your sleeping position (back, side, etc), etc. This makes a huge difference.
  7. Practice: Good sleep patterns require effort just like anything else. Take your sleep seriously, and it will pay off in every aspect of your life!

Courtesy: medicaldaily.com