Sleep is probably the most important thing a person needs to do within 24 hours. It is technically a way for our body to recharge after it has been used for a couple of hours during the day. It can totally affect a person’s health if he or she is not having enough sleep. Especially now that we’re living in a world full of technology. A lot of people are sleeping later and less than they’re supposed to because they are preoccupied either from watching the television, or playing some video games and computer games, spending too much time on the social media even if he or she is already lying in bed and ready to sleep.
For years now, doctors have been saying that a normal adult should have at least 7-8 hours of sleep, but with the modern technology taking over the world, the people doesn’t really seem to care about sleeping anymore. So, if you still care about your well-being and want to sleep better? Here are some helpful and very quick tips you can do if you’re having trouble sleeping.
#1 Make Your Bedroom Comfortable
Your bedroom should be the most comfortable room in your place. It doesn’t matter if it is a huge bedroom or just a tiny one, what matter is that you have to be comfortable with it because that is the place where you get to sleep and relax. If it is dirty then clean it up, get rid of some cobwebs here and there, dust up your shelves and vacuum your floor. A clean room will totally help you sleep better. And not just that, having a clean room can also help you fight certain allergies that is caused by dirt and dust, it will also disrupt your sleep. Having a messy bedroom can distract you and you wouldn’t feel relaxed at all.
You also need to bear in mind that anything that is displeasing to the eyes can affect your sleep. Also you got to make sure that the temperature in your room is not too cold and not too warm since it will totally wake you up. Using dark curtains or blinds for your window will also help you sleep, especially if you work the graveyard shift because it will keep the sun out. Another thing is to keep your mattress well-maintained, because no one wants to sleep in a bed that is squeaky or totally uncomfortable to sleep in. And you pillows must be comfortable to use as well.
#2 Make Yourself Comfortable
If taking a warm shower or a bath would make you feel comfortable before going to bed then by all means do it. Some people also prefer to sleep naked and according to sleep specialist from Cleveland Sleep Clinic, it really does help make you feel more comfortable when you’re naked while sleeping because it regulates your body temperature. Another tip you should try is to sleep with your arms and your head out from under your bedclothes, but only if the room is not very cold. And if the temperature in your room is cold, always make sure to have an extra blanket just in case it gets colder and so that you wouldn’t have to get up and get one because it would totally ruin your sleep.
Another thing you should consider is your position when sleeping because it would totally make a huge difference. Keeping your head and neck straight when laying down should help you get comfortable while sleeping. You should also avoid sleeping on your stomach because this will cause pain in some parts of your body and you might also have a hard time breathing. But if you really are comfortable sleeping on your stomach, you can put a pillow under your hips instead of putting it under your head. If you wish to sleep on your sides, then it would help if you put a pillow in between your legs to give support on your hips.
And there you have it, all you have to do now is to try these things and if it works, then be sure to recommend it to your family and friends. Never go to bed feeling uncomfortable again.