Struggling to Sleep? 4 Natural Ways to Get Better ZZZZs


We all need a good night’s sleep to ensure that we wake up feeling well-rested and ready for the day ahead. However, if you are a light sleeper or find yourself struggling these days, then a good night’s rest might feel impossible at this time especially. Not getting the sleep you need is not only damaging to your physical and mental health, but it is also extremely frustrating.

There is little worse than finally drifting off to sleep and then being wide awake again before you know it. So, we have put together some tips featuring 4 natural ways to improve the quality of your slumber.

Keep Your Room Dark

It is crucial to make your environment as inviting and conducive to sleep as possible. This means keeping your bedroom dark both when you turn in and throughout the night. Flashing lights and sunlight creeping in sunrise could be one reasons you find it difficult to get a good sleep. To keep your room dark, we recommend  you invest in blackout blinds or curtains and leave all electrical devices in another room at bedtime. So many of us are guilty of scrolling through social media because we cannot sleep, but this light could actually be why we are unable to drift off. It is important to give yourself some time away from your devices in order to allow the mind to relax, especially at present with so much unsettling news circulating via social media. Meditation or taking a hot bath might be a help before bed to get the mind to calm and welcome sleep.

Maintain a Low Temperature

The temperature of your bedroom and body can have a significant impact on how well you are sleeping. While many people get into bed and wrap themselves in their blanket ready for a cozy and warm night’s sleep, being too hot can make falling asleep more challenging. This is why it can be more difficult for some to sleep during warm summer months. Research has even gone as far to suggest that bedroom temperature has more of an effect on how well we sleep than external noise.  Ideally you want to keep your bedroom’s temperature at around 70°F, if that suits you.

Have the Right Furniture

Having a comfortable bed and mattress does wonders. Many of us do not upgrade our mattresses as often as we should. However, a high-quality mattress alone is not enough. You also need to get a good foundation for your mattress to keep it in shape and stop your mattress from moving when you get into bed.

Stick to a Schedule

One of the best ways to improve your quality of sleep is to create and maintain a schedule that helps train your body to know when it is time to rest. This will help to cue your body’s natural body clock, known as the circadian rhythm, which aligns itself with sunset and sunrise. Having an irregular sleeping pattern is less than optimum.  Going to bed around the same time each night and getting up at the same time each morning is what you should aim for.

 

As many of us know, sleep that feels truly restorative is essential.  Hopefully these natural methods help you to get the quality night’s sleep you deserve. Over time, as you put them into practice, you should feel the difference, and awake feeling renewed and more capable to face whatever arises each day.

 

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