How to Get a Good Nights Sleep
Many millions of us are having trouble getting a good nights sleep which can have a detrimental affect on our lives. Unless your restless sleep is
caused by a serious sleeping disorder there are a number of ways you could improve the quality of your sleep.
Here are a few things you can do during the day which may well have a big impact during the night.
Regular exercise has many fantastic benefits to your health that we all know about, yet perhaps one benefit which we don't really think about is the
benefit to our sleep. Exercise of just 30 minuets during the day can help you to fall asleep much easier. It is advised however that exercise be carried
out in the morning or afternoon as exercising to close to bed time can have a detrimental impact.
Let the Light in
We all have our own internal body clock to help regulate sleep. Our clocks are sensitive to the day light and darkness. Letting in the morning light
allows your clock to tell your body that's its day time and that its time to wake up. If you can't let natural light in, turn on your lights.
Cut down on the Stimulants
Alcohol, caffeine and smoking all have a negative impact on your sleep. Alcohol can actually make you fall asleep faster yet the quality of your sleep is
greatly reduced and could wake you up later in the night. It's best to avoid alcohol at least a few hours before bed. Caffeine can't still have an affect on
your sleep up to 12 hours after drinking it. If you are a regular coffee, tea or soda drinker you might want to consider cutting our caffeine after lunch.
Smoking has a number of negative affects on sleep. Nicotine is a stimulant whiles it withdraw symptoms which occur during the night make it hard to
Many of us feel sleepy in the afternoon and are tempted to have a nap yet for some of us this nap could then affect the quality of our sleep later that
night. Why not try out the old English tradition of having afternoon tea instead of a nap, or if you really feel the need