Top 5 ways to improve sleep
For something we need to do every day, sleeping can be really hard for some.
Read below for our top 5 ways to improve sleep
😴 Try to avoid any stimulants like coffee from around midday onwards. Did you know that alcohol also acts as a stimulant after a few hours? So, while it may help get you to sleep, your sleep will not be restful. Try to limit alcohol intake to one to two glasses a day and avoid in the 3 hours before bed.
😴 Avoid screens just before bed. Try to switch off devices and read or meditate in the hour before bed.
😴 Set up a sleep schedule. Going to bed at the same time and getting up at the same time can help to adjust your body clock and lead to a more restful sleep. It may take a few weeks to make the change, but it will be worth it.
😴 Open the curtains and let the sun in. The sun helps to regulate your body clock. Open the curtains and let the light in. Better yet, get outside if you can.
😴 Get some acupuncture. Acupuncture has been shown to help in cases of insomnia as it may calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and address any imbalances.
Still can’t fall asleep? If you haven’t fallen asleep within 20 minutes, get out of bed and do something else like reading or listening to music or a meditation for a little while until you are tired.