How To Get Better Sleep At Night

How To Get Better Sleep At Night

Having a good night’s sleep is as equally important as exercise and a healthy diet. Research has proven that poor sleep affects your bodily hormones, physical movement, and brain function. Bad sleep means a higher risk of sickness and eating more while good sleep means the ability to be more active and be healthier. Studies have shown that sleep quality has declined due to numerous factors and that many people get poor sleep. Here are some things to consider for better sleep at night.

Take Melatonin

One of the most common options is taking over-the-counter Melatonin, a key sleep hormone that signals your brain to relax and fall asleep. It is used to treat insomnia and one of the easier ways to fall asleep faster. Take one 1–5 mg pill an hour before heading to bed. Other sleep helping supplements include Ginkgo biloba, Magnesium, and Lavender. Use a relaxing body cream, one where the lotion seeps into the skin to soothe the entire body to get it to settle down in bed. A relaxing bath or shower can also help the body; other studies show new bedding can improve sleep as poor-quality bedding increases lower-back pain. So, buy a high-quality mattress every 5-6 years.

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Don’t Sleep During Daytime

While short naps can be beneficial, long naps during the day can affect your sleep because it can confuse your internal body clock. It may think you are sleeping at night when it is daytime. Stop napping or shorten your naps during the day. The body’s circadian rhythm works on a set loop to time itself with day and night, so get into a regular sleep/wake cycle. Try to wake up naturally at the same time every day so the body can continue at the same pace.

Drinking Alcohol at Night Could Affect Your Sleep and Hormones

Drinking Alcohol at Night Could Affect Your Sleep and Hormones

… especially if you already have insomnia. Alcohol can cause the symptoms of sleep apnea, snoring, and disrupted sleep patterns. It changes the mind’s nighttime melatonin production, a key role part in the body’s rhythm. Late-night eating can also affect sleep quality and the release of bodily hormones and melatonin that helps lead to sleep. However, a high-carb meal a few hours before going to bed can help with sleep quality and the need to fall asleep. Caffeine also worsens sleep quality, especially if consumed around nighttime as they remain in the blood for 6–8 hours. Afford drinking anything caffeinated like coffee and soda.

Getting a good night’s sleep is a very important thing to do overall for your health. A lack of it can do a lot of harm to many things you need. Everything you do on a daily basis is connected to having the best sleep possible. Getting your mind and body relaxed recoups any hours lost to no sleep and it gives our health a boost.

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  1. 26th October 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Great tips. I have melatonin for when I have trouble sleeping – either from travels or when my mind is in overdrive. Even though I’ve read that alcohol can mean you don’t sleep as well or deeply, it helps me fall asleep quickly and I end up sleeping much longer. Must be my Asian genes lol Have an amazing weekend babe!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • 10th November 2018 / 3:17 pm

      Yes, i know, a lot of my friends take Melatonin when they travel or feeling too stressed and can’t fall asleep xx

  2. 2nd November 2018 / 5:14 am

    Love your tips dear. Often times, people drink a glass of wine or two to feel drowsy and fall asleep faster. It’s a quick solution. But yes, it can do more harm than good when you depend on it too much. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • 10th November 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Everything in moderation. Even moderation 😀

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