These 4 Pro Tips Will Help You Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
Posted by Healthy Truth on Aug 5th 2019
We all love a good night’s sleep. Nothing feels better than waking up in the morning feeling like you’re well rested and ready for the day. But let’s face it, it’s easier said than done. How to sleep well is actually a bit of a skill that needs to be acquired. Because when life gets in the way, it feels impossible to prepare yourself properly for much-deserved beauty sleep.
High-quality sleep is of the utmost importance for your health, so it shouldn’t be trivialized. When you don’t sleep well, you lose energy, your hunger hormones get all messed up, your skin doesn’t glow quite the same, and you can’t concentrate very well throughout the day. And if you’re on a weight-loss plan, sleep is especially important because if you don’t sleep enough you could actually end up gaining weight inadvertently. Here are some tips to sleep well tonight, and every night.
Make Your Bed With Clean, Cotton Sheets
Some sheet sets claim to be extra soft on your skin, but even if it feels buttery to the touch at first, make sure it’s 100 percent cotton. If you sleep on polyester or any other kind of material, you’ll likely end up sweating at night because cotton isn’t breathable. Also be sure you wash your sheets at least once a week. It’s easy to get caught up in life and forget to do your laundry, but if you sleep on dirty sheets, you could catch some nasty bacteria, get a cold, or just toss and turn all night because your body isn’t comfortable.
Set the Temperature Just Right
The body sleeps best in a slightly cool temperature. 67 degrees Fahrenheit is said to be the perfect number. If you can set your thermostat to that degree, you won’t have a hard time sleeping. If you can’t control the exact temperature in your room, you might want to open a window or turn on a fan — anything you can do to keep it cool inside so you don’t sweat profusely.
Go to Bed at the Same Time Every Night
When your sleep schedule is erratic, it’s difficult for your body to adjust and get the full amount of rest you need. Try not to go to bed at a different time every night. Set the same time for every night and stick to it as much as you can. Sure, there will be times when you stay up late for a special occasion, but that’s what a regular schedule is for — so you can jump right back on it when you fall off the wagon. When you program your bedtime for the same time every night, your body knows when it’s time to fall asleep. So as soon as your head hits the pillow, you’ll be out like a light.
Turn Off All Electronics at Least 30 Minutes Before Bed
This might be the hardest rule to live by. We all know the dangers of blue light that comes from phones, TVs, tablets, etc. It keeps us up and messes with our sleep/wake cycle. Make it a rule that you turn off all electronics at least 30 minutes so you can properly prepare your mind and body for sleep. This is also a good way to clear your mind of all the noise. Instead of scrolling through Instagram before bed, meditate, read, or chat with your partner or roommate. You’ll find it’s much easier to fall asleep than if you stared at a TV screen for an hour.