If you are like most people, your job and lifestyle probably wreak havoc on your sleeping schedule.
Getting the proper sleeping regime down pact will take time and diligence on your part; but the rewards are endless. The best part is, it only takes some minor lifestyle changes to start feeling the positive effects immediately.
So what are you waiting for? Read on, stay focused and get ready to get some of the best sleep of your life with these simple sleep hacks.
Tip # 1 - Create a schedule of when to go to bed and wake up. Stick to it! Going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday will eventually set your circadian rhythm.
Tip # 2 - No nanna naps throughout the day! Napping throws off that rhythm your body needs for the accurate amount of sleep.
Tip # 3 - Avoid eating before bedtime. If you get hungry at night try to find something low in artificial sugars and sodium find something high in fibre.
Tip # 4 - Dimming the lights a couple hours before getting into bed. Stay away from technology at least two hours prior to bed. The stimulation keeps you awake and by knocking all the work or pleasure out couple hours before that scheduled bed time your body has time to settle down into rest.
Tip # 5 - Write everything down about your day and what you want to accomplish tomorrow. This will not only help you evaluate how much you did throughout the day, but also help prepare and settle your mind knowing what has to be accomplished tomorrow. 6. If you can’t sleep, get out of bed and do something productive. 7. When the weekend comes along, try not to sleep in.
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