Sleeping is a must for any kind of lifestyle. However, let’s be honest, a lot of us have a mountain of work to get through, kids to take care of, or just day to day life stresses weighing down on us. All this can add up to restless hours trying to fall asleep while your mind is racing. So we thought it would be a good idea to seek out and lock down some surefire ways to get better sleep and fall asleep faster.
- Take a Warm Shower: Taking a warm shower is a great way to make yourself more comfortable before bed and fall asleep faster. Aside from the nice, fuzzy feeling a warm shower gives you, the heat of the water warms up your skin, which in turn sets off a reaction in your body to cool down. Essentially, it’s the full body equivalent of turning your pillow over to the cooler side in the middle of the night.
- Sleep Naked: This isn’t just some random cheeky advice. It’s straight from the mouths of the researchers at the Cleveland Sleep Clinic, who say that sleeping naked helps your body regulate it’s temperature. However, for those of you who are a little shy or cold at night, they suggest loose cotton PJs because they are the most breathable.
- Change It Up: Changing your sleep position is another great way to improve sleep by enhancing the quality of sleep you are getting. When you go to sleep, make an effort to sleep in a different position than the night before. However, researchers also suggest avoiding sleeping on your stomach because it is more likely to cause aches and pains as well as a good way to develop premature wrinkles.
- Pillow Perfection: Using the right pillow is of paramount importance when it comes to hitting the hay. If your pillow is too thin or light, it can make your head tilt back. Alternately, if you stack your pillows up too much it can prop your head at an awkward angle either sideways or forwards, creating neck pains and spine issues.
- Power Down: Reducing your exposure to light 2 hours before bed can solve a lot of restlessness issues for people. Too much light, including TV and computers can alter your body’s internal clock. You are essentially tricking yourself into thinking it’s still daytime. Not ideal!
Get back to those good night rests for a fully rejuvenated day!