Trivial things when put together often become major limitations that affect our daily life activities negatively. Sleep is one such aspect. A good sleep is very important to ensure that your body is adequately charged to meet the challenges of the day. Some of the tips below might sound insignificant and silly, but are vital to ensure that you have a peaceful sleep and a positive day.
Switch off all the lights
As I said, trivial. But very important, nonetheless. Especially for those busy working professionals, who, after their tedious day at work often tend to ignore this point. They immediately fall on their couch after coming back home and have a sound snore – well this may last only for a few hours. Our minds are nevertheless getting disturbed by the lights glaring at our body, and this causes disturbances in your sleep. You would eventually wake up and switch off the lights after a few hours only to wake up late in the morning. This is because of the disturbances caused to you by lights that weren’t switched off at the time of going to bed.
Avoid drinking beverages at night
Ever cared to ponder on why you drink coffee or tea in the morning? Well it’s because of the caffeine content that’s present in them. Caffeine is a stimulant, though present in much smaller quantities in the beverages, they still create an impact on you by keeping your drowsiness away. So drinking beverages at night would mean that your nervous system is kept active and it wastes away much of your energy which could be usefully utilized in the morning hours.
Turn off all the electronic gadgets
The new study from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute reveals that the displays (Cell Phones and TVs) cause melatonin suppression. Melatonin is a hormone that controls your sleeping habits. The study says that excessive use of cell phones and TVs would result in affecting this hormone and thus cause disturbances in your sleeping habits. Viewing cell phones and other electronic gadgets with visual displays for more than an hour during bedtime would adversely affect your sleeping pattern.
It’s vital to have a correct body posture when your body needs about 7-8 hours of rest. It is always advisable to sleep on your back (body resting on spine), this would ensure that your spine is resting in a relaxed position and you do not invite any unwanted body pain such as lower back pain. This also ensures that you get to breathe well during your sleep without any hurdles.
Make it a habit to exercise on a routine basis. Regular exercise not only keeps your body healthy and agile, but also enables you to have a good sleeping pattern. Regular exercise improves the blood circulation that keeps you active and efficient during the day, and improves the functioning of vital organs and hormones which stimulates a good sleeping pattern too.
Wear appropriate clothing
Wearing comfortable clothing to bed is an essential part of having a good sleep. Wear an appropriate night gown and loose fitting clothes to bed. Denims and other heavy clothes make you extremely uncomfortable, also you must avoid wearing clothes with protruding buttons and other apparels that would cause discomfort. During winter, wear a thermal or use thicker blankets instead of wearing heavy sweaters and pullovers.
Keep noise away
Make sure that you keep your personal belongings away from your room or keep them in neatly in their respective places. The rustling of papers, plastic covers and newspapers do much to harm your sleep. Also remember to close the taps before you leave the restroom. Always keep your bed room neat and clean which would also include keeping things in place. A peaceful ambience is vital for a healthy sleep.