Sleeping well through the night is crucial for waking up feeling rested and being productive throughout the day. If you are tossing and turning, these tips for getting a good night’s sleep may help.
Stick to a sleep schedule
Sleeping in on weekends, staying up late on Saturday night to watch just one more TV episode, crashing as soon as you get home from work on Monday and then burning the midnight oil on Tuesday to catch up on work could be wreaking havoc on your sleep. Sleeping and waking at random times can cause sleep confusion. Set a time for waking and for going to bed, and stick to them even on the weekends.
Establish a bedtime ritual
Going through the same motions every night just before bed tells your body and mind that it is time for sleep. Start your wind-down process an hour before bed by turning off the television or computer and putting your phone away for the day. Develop a nighttime routine of changing clothes, brushing your teeth, washing your face and preparing for sleep.
Turn your bedroom into a sleep haven
Your bedroom should promote sleep by being cool, clean, quiet, and dark. Use blackout curtains to block light coming in the windows, and turn on a white noise machine to mask sounds. Change your sheets weekly and set the thermostat to 70 degrees. It is also essential to establish the bedroom as a restful place that is only for sleep so that your mind associates coming into the room with going to sleep. Never do work, use a laptop, or watch TV in the bedroom.
Talk to your doctor
Your doctor is your partner in helping you get the best night’s sleep. If you are having significant sleep issues or if you feel tired even after a good night’s sleep, seek help. Your doctor may be able to identify underlying causes for sleep issues and provide additional resources to help you sleep well.
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