Dealing with poor sleep quality can be a challenge for some of us (to say the least) but if you don't suffer from severe sleep problems, there are three simple things you can try to improve your sleep. We know it can be hard to break old patterns and establish a new habit, but trust us when we say that it can actually make a big difference.
Try to exercise regularly
This helps us because exercise naturally makes you tired at night and also helps to reduce stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms naturally. But remember to avoid exercising too late at night as this can make you feel more alert.
If you're a person who finds it hard to get going with your exercise, then walking can be a good way to burn off some energy during the day. Try to get out in the daylight hours to get some vitamin D.
Your evening routine
A good evening routine can make a big difference. Try to find things that will make you relax, such as taking a bath, reading a book, meditating or doing some relaxing yoga. Try whatever works for you to relax, feel calm and"safe".
Quit the drinks
Try not to drink alcohol, coffee or black tea late at night. Caffeine has a really long lasting effect on the body, which is why it can be a good idea to drink your last cup around three in the afternoon.
What about alcohol? Alcohol may make it easier to fall asleep, but it really damages your sleep quality and destroys your deep sleep which is so important for your memory and your health.
Try these three small changes for a few weeks and see if you notice any difference.
*This article is for information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment, nor should it be considered a substitute for it.