Do you feel as tired in the mornings as you do when you go to bed at night? If you’re getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night and still feel drugged and like your body is dragging when the alarm goes off in the mornings, you need to reevaluate your sleep patterns. Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep. From stress to work to lumpy mattresses and from being sick to family responsibilities, it’s no wonder that sleep eludes many people regularly. Not getting enough sleep can be dangerous for you physically and emotionally so it’s important to get that eight hours of deep sleep a night.
Everyone knows that you can’t control the factors that keep you from sleeping, but you can control your habits and do everything in your power to set up a good night’s sleep for yourself. In this article, you’ll find a few tips to help you get the good night’s sleep you deserve, even with life working against you.
Manage your stress levels.
While it’s easier said than done, trying to resolve your worries before bedtime can help you get the amount of sleep you need to be alert the next morning. Try jotting down what’s worrying you before bed and determine to let it go until the next morning. Stress management has also been known to help, as well as practicing meditation.
Many people also find that visiting a spa once or twice a week helps their sleep problems. Whether you schedule a deep recovery massage in one of the treatment rooms, schedule full-body treatments, or restorative treatments; a visit to the spa for a day of steam rooms and massages followed by a sauna treatment can do a lot to help you relax and overcome the stresses of a long day.
Stick to a sleep schedule.
Sit down and work out a schedule that ensures you get no more than eight hours of sleep a night but no less than seven. It’s recommended that the average adult get at least seven hours of sleep a night to be alert and physically fit the next morning. You can’t do that if you don’t have a sleep schedule and stick to it. It’s important to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Try not to let that schedule vary a lot from weekdays to weekends, as it’s really easy to get off schedule and end up right back where you started.
Create an environment that is conducive to sleep.
Cool, dark, and quiet are three things you want to go for when setting up your bedroom. It’s impossible to sleep if you’re too hot and no one can sleep with a lot of noise or light shining through the windows. It’s also a good idea to keep your bedroom electronics-free. Instead of surfing the internet on your phone or laptop or watching TV before you fall asleep, try drinking a mug of herbal tea and reading a couple of chapters in a good book.
Know when to contact your doctor.
While there are ways to ensure you’re getting the sleep you need at night so that you’re rested and ready to meet each day with a smile, sometimes those ways don’t work. If you find that you’re still not resting well no matter what you try, then it’s time to contact your doctor for other treatment options.
These are just a few tips for helping you get the restful night’s sleep you deserve. From creating an environment that helps you sleep to scheduling spa treatments a few times a month, you’ll be sleeping like a baby in no time and ready to greet the morning with a smile.