With jam packed schedules and never ending to-do lists, it seems like clocking in the perfect amount of sleep is a rarity these days. We always think we can survive on a few less hours every night but the truth is, losing a few hours every night will have detrimental effects on your health in the long run. So let’s avoid that and try our best to prioritize sleep and get the ideal amount of beauty sleep we need every night. Here are a few things you can try to improve your sleep.
Have a dark bedroom
Light inhibits the production of melatonin which is the hormone that induces sleep. Sleeping in a dark bedroom will promote calmness and relaxation enabling you to get a better night’s sleep. In order to have a dark bedroom, make sure you block all the light coming into your room with blackout curtains so that it cannot disturb or wake you.
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Create a sleep routine
A sleep routine will help prepare your body for sleep. You can create a sleep routine to your own liking and accommodate it to your interests. Some of our recommendations are that you read a few pages of a book, write a diary, listen to music, meditate or take a warm bath. These activities will calm your body and mentally prepare you for sleep.
Keep gadgets away
Gadgets expose you to blue light which hinders the production of melatonin, strains the eyes and makes it difficult for you to fall asleep. Keep your gadgets away from you when you are getting ready for bed. You can place your gadgets outside your bedroom or on the desk a few feet away from your bed. Make sure you don’t keep it within reach if you cannot resist checking your notifications!
No caffeine after 2pm
If you are sensitive to caffeine, we recommend not consuming it after noon. Caffeine stays in your system for quite some time (varies from person to person) so it is safe to avoid drinking caffeine after 2pm. When you drink too much caffeine, your brain will find it hard to wind down when you are ready for bed. It feels like your body is tired but your brain just won’t shut off.
There you have it, just a few simple changes you can make to get a good night’s rest. You don’t need to do everything at once but small changes will pay off in the end and your body will thank you for it.