Over 70% of Americans have trouble falling asleep at night or can’t stay asleep. Knowing that the number is that high makes me wonder if those people are taking steps to improve their sleep. Here are 5 ways to improve your overall quality of sleep.
#1 – Get on a schedule. Try going to sleep around the same time every night and waking up around the same time every morning. Yes, weekends too. your body has what I like to call an “internal clock” and knows when it is time for bed and time to wake up. The human body is most comfortable when it is in a routine, which leads to better sleep.
#2 – Stay away from blue light such as your phone or computer at least 30 minutes before bed to let your eyes adjust to the darkness and calm your brain down.
#3 – Keep your sheets clean. For me, just knowing that I am sleeping in a clean bed with clean sheets and pillowcases helps me fall asleep faster. This also helps with acne by the way.
#4 – Avoid naps. Try to avoid taking naps during the day. Doing this will help you reach the REM sleep faster at night.
#5 – Lower your caffeine or stimulant intake. This allows your brain to focus on its own at night without any help from supplements, which tires out the vital organ and allows you to fall asleep faster
I hope these tips help and remember consistency is your best friend when goal setting.
-Joey at DyeHard