Five Tips Towards Restful Sleep
Are your anxious thoughts keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep? If yes, then you are not alone. A large proportion of adults don’t get enough sleep on average.
Adults generally need between seven and nine hours of good-quality sleep daily. Sleep is vitally important to your health, well-being, and safety, as well as your physical, mental, and emotional health.
In contrast, the lack of sleep you experience at night can really affect your entire day. It can make you feel sluggish, irritable, groggy, and dull, as well as hard to concentrate.
So what can you do to ensure that your sleep is restful and deeply restorative? The experts at Heaven Smile Center have listed five tips worth trying, keep reading to find out more.
Tip #1: Lower the stress in your life!
Worry and stress are major contributors to insomnia. They activate the fight-or-flight hormones that work against sleep. Give yourself time to wind down before bed. Learning some form of relaxation can promote good sleep and reduce daytime anxiety.
Tip #2: Avoid electronics and caffeinated beverages
You need to relax before bedtime, so stay away from noises, stimulants, caffeinated beverages, and electronics. Avoid screen time at least two hours before sleep!
Tip #3: Don’t sleep immediately after eating a meal
It is not advisable to go to bed immediately after eating a meal. Your body can’t rest and relax while it is busy with digestion. Eat your last meal two to three hours before bedtime!
Tip #4: Eat the right foods
Healthy food and drinks play a role in how well you sleep. Therefore it is important to watch your diet and drinks. Change or modify them if they are causing you to have difficulty sleeping.
Tip #5: Start a sleep ritual
To have a restful sleep, you need to be in harmony with the circadian rhythm of the universe. Wake up at sunrise and not later than 6.00 to 7.00 AM and go to bed early at night and not later than 10.00 to 11.00 PM. These strategies are well-known in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine.
Are you having trouble creating and maintaining healthy habits, such as sleeping better? Then reach out to the expert at Heaven Smile Center. Our mission is to empower people to be happy, healthy, and smiling using modern and ancient pearls of wisdom.
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