Tips for a Better Sleep

  • Prioritize the quality of your sleep.  It is as essential as your exercise routine or a healthy meal.

  • Find your perfect balance.  Not all of us require eight hours’ sleep a night; work out the level of rest you need.

  • Keep to a regular routine.  Going to bed at the same time each night will program your body for sleep.

  • Invest in a good bed.  A truly comfortable bed will provide deep, reviving sleep every night.

  • Give yourself space.  Buy the biggest bed your room can accommodate so that you can luxuriate in an undisturbed night’s rest.

  • Spend time in the daylight.  The sun lets your brain know it’s time to be awake, while the switch to darkness at night prompts a feeling of sleepiness.

  • Be active and engaged.  Physical and mental exercise during the day will help you to sleep better at night.

  • Ease down your evenings.  Too much stimulation before bed–from alcohol, nicotine, caffeine or activity can stop you sleeping.

  • Unwind your way.  A relaxed body and mind will prepare you for sleep. Find a bedtime routine that helps you to unwind easily.

  • Create the right atmosphere.  Darkness, quiet and the ideal temperature help you to fall and stay asleep.

    Source: Dr. Neil Stanley