There are some things that most people take for granted and only when they lose it do they get that rude awakening. Take sleep for instance. I am a sleep-person but lately I’ve been having trouble getting some shut-eye. Whether its my new diet or work stress, these nights’ I just cannot get a good few hours of sleep. I started looking for a solution online and I realised something-its not a rare problem. In fact, most adults at some point or other experience lack of sleep. If you are having trouble sleeping, here is a list of things that can help you get better sleep.
Your body has a cycle and if you stay up late watching movies or playing games for a few days, your body clock goes haywire and you won’t get sleep when you want to. First thing you have to do is to try to go to bed at a regular time. This way, your body knows its time to sleep when you get into your bed. Next, don’t overeat before going to sleep. Some people think that its better to sleep with a full stomach as they get drowsy but according to experts when you eat too much, your stomach requires more time to digest the food and this will make you stay awake longer.
If you lose out on sleep during the night, try to make up for lost sleep with the help of power naps. But be careful not to nap too much (ideally not more than 20 minutes) as it would lead to loss of sleep at night. In case your sleeplessness came about recently, take a look at any drastic changes that you have made to your lifestyle. Certain junk foods tend to cause sleeplessness so eat right and drink plenty of water.
Last, make sure your sleep environment is relaxing. Avoid using your laptop or any other devices in bed and keep temperature in your bedroom cool. Always switch off your lights and keep your bedroom dark. This would help the eyes relax and will get you sleeping in no time. If you still cannot get enough sleep after all these tips, you might want to consider paying your doctor a visit-could be insomnia and that requires special medical treatment.