10 Tips To Help You Sleep Like A Child
After a hectic day at work, the first thing that you wish to do after dinner is hit the bed and fall asleep. Many a times, however, things don’t go as planned. In spite of being drained of energy, you still are unable to fall asleep. The whole night passes tossing and turning in the bed and the next morning begins with fatigue. So, how do you go about having a wonderful sleep and getting up the next morning all rejuvenated? Check out these tips and follow them.
1. Prepare yourself
If insomnia is your problem, then you have to prepare yourself against it. Get ready to sleep. Don’t exert or partake in any physical activity that signals your brain to work. If you have to workout, do so 3 hours before you sleep. Also, eat the right foods so that you don’t have any issues with digestion. Eat 2 hours before you sleep and avoid stimulants like coffee.
2. Gadgets out
Electronic devices like laptop, mobile phone, television and the likes tend to emit light that signals the brain to stay awake. If it’s possible, avoid taking these devices to your bedroom because that would suggest to your brain that the bedroom is a place of activity, not sleep. So, while you prepare yourself for a deep sleep, make sure you keep all gadgets out.
3. Switch off
Switch off your cell phone and all the devices that connect you with the outside world. Shut down your computer. Now you’d say, my computer is in the living room and I sleep in the bedroom, what’s the connection? Well, the connection is, when your computer is still working, you are working with it. You wish to know who updated her status on Facebook and who’s online at such odd hours. All of these add to your brain’s activities and deprive you of sleep.
4. Make your bed
A neat and tidy bed helps to induce sleep. Besides, a clean bed, bed sheets with vibrant colors and proper pillows fill in an urge to hop into the bed as soon as you see it. Don’t you feel the same? Also make sure, your bedroom is airy and windows are covered with blinds so that light doesn’t penetrate in and disturb your sleep.
5. Stop activity
Stop all activities 30 minutes before bedtime. Don’t watch suspense or scary movies or read books. Also don’t keep planning for the next day until bedtime. If you have to, plan 1 hour prior, so that your mind isn’t preoccupied with thoughts while you go to sleep.