Sleep is a very important part of your overall health. Every night, your body has a chance to rebuild muscle, fight off infections, and also simply rest and recharge. High-quality sleep is one of the easiest ways to stay healthy. But of course, getting peaceful sleep is easier said than done. Below, we’ll share our top tips for getting peaceful sleep each night.
Set a Routine
A regular sleep routine can help your body wind down and prepare for rest. Try to do the same relaxing, screen-free activities each night, such as reading from a book or practicing gentle yoga. Also try to perform your routine at the same time each night. A regular sleep schedule will help you fall asleep faster and easier, leading to peaceful sleep.
It’s important that your bedtime routine involves time away from your cell phone, computer, TV, and other screens. These devices emit blue light, which can disrupt a person’s circadian rhythms. Thus, you can think of blue light as a type of stimulant. Of course, it’s also important to limit more traditional stimulants before bed, too. Try to avoid caffeinated drinks in the afternoon and evening hours. Also ask your doctor if any of your RX medications can have a stimulant effect. If this is the case, then taking your dose in the morning can help you get peaceful sleep at night.
Prepare Your Environment
Your bedroom can have a huge impact on your sleep quality. In order to get peaceful sleep, make sure your room is at a comfortably cool temperature and that your space is as dark as possible. Also make sure that your mattress and pillow are properly supportive. Finally, check in with your partner. Are they having sleep issues, too? If one partner snores or wakes up frequently, then both partners can find their sleep suffering.
Get Help If You Need It
If you’re having a hard time sleeping, then it’s important to talk to a doctor. Insomnia can have serious health consequences. Your doctor can help you address the physical or mental issues that are standing in the way of peaceful sleep. Then, you’ll be able to rest easy. Ready to see a doctor? Click here to find the EHS location nearest you.