We all know that we should get more sleep, but we get stuck on "how to"?Today, we’re focusing on how you can get more quality sleep with some basic, yet powerful techniques based on how your body works and what are the things that we can all do tonight and, in the future, to start getting better sleep.
Well, beyond carving out a non-negotiable eight-hour sleep opportunity, Here are probably at least five things that we can do.
Keep your body hydrated
Our body loses water throughout the day from various activities. Drinking water before bed replenishes the lost fluids and keeps us hydrated. The human body contains the high level of water and the level should be maintained for the body to function properly. Since the body is at rest during sleep, fluids are not lost, and the body can refill the lost quantity. Water also helps you burn calories naturally. However, drinking cold water makes your body work harder, to warm it up thereby increasing the metabolism and burning calories.
Eat the right food
A good night's sleep is the most important part of your day. However, eating the wrong food can disturb your body's sleep cycle. Foods like milk, carbohydrate-rich snacks, herbal teas, bananas poultry, eggs, peanuts, and tuna are rich in amino acids which aid your sleeping process. This coupled with lifestyle changes like reading or yoga can ensure that you get a good night's sleep.
There's nothing like a good nap. But there is a fine line between a good one, and a nap that leaves you all groggy and irritated. Quickly fall into a restorative and regenerative short sleep. Wake up feeling re-energized and ready to continue with the rest of your day! Adding an afternoon nap to your daily routine can literally double your output giving you the energy to work longer into the evening with sustained concentration and enthusiasm.
Cold shower and peppermint essential oil
Did you know that your shower walls are the perfect place to put peppermint essential oil as the steam from the water creates an aromatherapy experience? It is also the best option for a good night’s sleep.
Variety is the spice of life
To sleep better, it isn’t just about your bedtime routine, but how you indulge in a variety of things throughout your day also have an impact on your sleep. Get moving daily with some physical activity and avoid caffeine in the evening. Once home, soak in a warm bath and avoid big heavy meals at night post 7 PM.
A peaceful bedtime routine sends a powerful signal to your brain that it’s time to relax and let go of the day’s activities. Sometimes even the tiniest changes in your lifestyle can make a huge difference to your quality of sleep.Rest is incredibly important for the health of your body and mind. Here’s wishing you sweet and peaceful dreams ahead.