3 Simple Ways To Get Better Rest And Sleep – Part 1
If you are having trouble sleeping, you aren’t alone – about one-third of the adult population worldwide experiences insomnia at least occasionally. And for most of us, the quality of our sleep will decrease at some point in our lives. While different types of insomnia have different causes, most people can find relief through the following, regardless of the source of their sleeplessness:
- Establish a consistent bedtime routine, and try to go to bed at the same time every night. This should include minimal to no screen time leading up to getting in bed, and making the room as dark as possible.
- Get plenty of activity during the day. The more energy you expend during the day, the more ready the body is for rest at bedtime.
- Reduce or eliminate your intake of caffeine, stimulants, sweeteners and alcohol. Even when consumed early in the day, these can affect sleep.
Don’t miss next Wednesday’s tip for more ways to get better rest.
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