Most of us stay up too late catching up on our favorite blogs, writing emails, or watching late night TV. Then, when the alarm sounds in the morning, we’re groggy, sleep deprived, and reaching for the snooze button.
If you’re looking for a better night’s sleep, follow these tips for a healthier, more alert, well-rested you.
Keep your bedroom a quiet sanctuary. As hard as this may sound, this means keeping televisions and laptops out of the bedroom. Finish your emails and keep your laptop downstairs. Watch the news and then head to bed. You don’t want distracting noises and flashing lights in the room that’s sole function is to offer sleep. When it’s time to go to bed, do just that! Keep your bedroom quiet and serene and escape from a world of distractions.
Have a warm drink. Warm milk or decaf tea are perfect options. The warm liquid not only helps to soothe and relax, but if you’re consistent with this routine, the warm drink will start to signal to your body that it’s time for bed.
Refrain from working out late in the evening or playing video games before bed, as both will get your mind and body revved up for more activity.
Avoid caffeine after lunch. Some people are more sensitive to caffeine than others. If you’re having trouble falling asleep at a reasonable time, caffeine may be to blame. Try cutting out caffeinated beverages after lunchtime and see if your sleep woes begin to fade.
Take your vitamins. There are plenty of safe, natural, sleep related vitamins available on the market today. Vitamin Creek has an assortment of vitamins that promote sleep including, Sleep Complete, Sleep Solution, and Sleep ‘N Restore.