As we all know, sleep greatly affects how we feel, look and perform daily. Are you a light sleeper? Do you tend to wake up a few times a night and end up tossing and turning trying to go back to sleep?
A deep and peaceful sleep is important for your immune system if you don’t get enough of it, you may suffer fatigue, apathy and even mild depression in the long run. During deep sleep, energy is restored and this is when tissue growth and repair occurs.
Here are a few things you can do to make sure you have a good, deep sleep tonight!
First up, try avoiding caffeine after lunch, if you need a little midday pick me up, here’s how you can get an energy boost without caffeine, with no side effects later in the night.
Making sure you get enough hours of sleep a night is not sufficient, ensuring you sleep at the right time is just as important. Research shows that the optimum time to be asleep is between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., this is the time where you would get the most rejuvenating sleep, as this is when the most beneficial hormones are secreted. This is not to say that 4 hours is sufficient, but rather that within your 6 to 8 hours of shut eye, you should be sound asleep between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
You’ll get a better sleep when the temperature is just right. If you’re unable to tweak the temperature of your bedroom, you can dress the part! Wear PJs that are more cooling so that you won’t find yourself waking up in the middle of the night covered in your own perspiration. Wear clothes that are less restrictive and loose fitting, keeping you feeling cool and comfortable throughout the night. If sleeping in the nude is your thing, go for it!
Getting the best sleep ever starts in the day time. It’s important to ensure that you eat the right foods that are going to provide you with a peaceful sleep. Opt for organic, locally grown and unprocessed food to make up the bulk of your diet. That means lots of fresh fruits and veggies, and less junk food! Also incorporate nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium and omega-3s wherever you can because these nutrients are associated with sleep disruption when deficient.
If you suffer from insomnia, you’d understand how that severely affects your daily performance and even your relationships. It’s time you arrested the problem and kicked insomnia out of your life with these 5 natural remedies.