If you’re interested in getting some quality z’s, listen up.
You’re probably not the only one suffering from bouts of insomnia or happens to take hours to fall asleep each night.
In as much as the world often emphasises on getting beauty sleep, having a good night’s rest is imperative to a healthy body and mind. It allows your body to repair and heal itself and our brains to consolidate information. Without some solid shut-eye, we’re more prone to getting diseases and being stressed out during the day.
Experts suggest getting roughly seven to eight ours of sleep per night in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
But if you happen to have trouble getting even a solid three hours in at night, here’s three things to help guarantee some shut-eye tonight!
Put Your Phone on ‘Do Not Disturb’
You’d be surprised just how much your body is attuned to picking up your phone whenever you hear an incoming email, call or message. We’ve programmed our minds to tend to our phones even if it comes before important conversations, our work or in this case, a good night’s rest.
Putting your phone on ‘Do Not Disturb’ means that your phone stops notifications and alerts from making noise or lighting up your screen. In turn, you don’t get interrupted and find yourself scaring at the blue light on your screen for hours on end.
You know that light that happens to be right outside your window and illuminates your room even when it’s three in the morning? Well if you haven’t already, we suggest investing in blackout curtains.
If your bedroom is light enough for you to see across the room then it’s probably going to deter you from a good night’s sleep. It’s important to create a restful environment and keep your room as dark as possible at night.
Watch What You Eat
If you stuff yourself before bed or have one too many glasses of wine, then this may interfere with your sleep. You want to stay away from caffeine as well as foods that are high in protein especially right before bed.
Eating too close before bedtime can affect your metabolism and put your body to work at a time when it should be gearing down to relax. A glass of milk or cup of chamomile tea will go a long way to making you in the right space for a relaxing night.