spend one third of our lives sleeping.
That's a long time, isn't it? It makes sense that
we would want to get the best sleep possible.
For anyone who has ever suffered problems like
insomnia or constant fatigue and sleepiness, the
issue of better sleep can be
a frustrating one.
may lie in bed, tossing and turning restlessly.
The harder they try to fall asleep, the higher
the anxiety climbs. This makes falling asleep
virtually impossible. A variation of this problem
is true for those who are excessively tired. They
may faithfully climb into bed early, fall asleep,
and wake up tired because they were snoring and
needed to get better sleep.
getting better sleep something that we can choose?
Do we have control over the quality of our night's
rest? The answer is yes and no. While it's true
that some people have sleep
disorders that may need medical evaluation
and attention, there are things that you can do
in order to promote better sleep.
first thing has to do with routines. It's best
to have a standard time when you wake up in the
morning and go to bed at night. Incorporating
something relaxing into the end of your routine
can also promote better
sleep. A fragrant soak in a bubble bath or
thirty minutes curled up on the couch with a novel
are both great options.
you have trouble sleeping, or
find that you are wishing for better sleep, you
may need to watch what you are consuming. Don’t’
eat close to bedtime. Definitely avoid soft drinks,
caffeine or alcoholic beverages in the evening.
some exercise into your daily routine. There is
nothing quite like a good jog or a round of aerobics
to get your body good and tired. Make sure not
to do this right before bedtime, however, because
this could boost your energy. You want to finish
up your exercise at least two hours before bedtime,
and then take a long hot shower or better yet,
a relaxing soak in the tub.
what the term “bedroom” means. You
need to use your bedroom to sleep in (and have
sex in). Don’t watch TV in your room. Don’t
talk on the phone in your room. Experts say that
this can have a negative impact on your sleep
but not least, one way to promote better sleep
is to have the proper bedding. Just like your
feet will be sore at the end of the day if you
wear cheap, non-supportive shoes, your body isn’t
going to feel great if you’re not sleeping
on the proper bedding. While you don’t need
to cripple your bank account purchasing bedding
items, it’s not a bad idea to spend a little
money as an investment in better sleep. Make sure
your mattress is comfortable. Take care in choosing
Make sure you buy one that is firm enough or soft
enough to suit your own individual preferences.
With any luck, these tips will help you enjoy
by Dr. Joseph J. Berke, M.D., Ph.D.
Discover how sleeping on The Sleep Better Pillow
can change your life.
Joseph J. Berke is an author and inventor dedicated
to helping people get a better nights rest
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