Being able to actually sleep soundly at night will make all sorts of great things happen to you. You will be able to concentrate better on day to day tasks. You will have more energy for things, whether that be exercise or work. You will find you can get housework and chores done faster, due to that combination of concentration and energy.
All in all, it will make your life better. Sounds good, right? So, how can you make this happen for you?
Make sure your nightwear isn’t making you hot and uncomfortable
Take a look at your nightclothes and pyjamas. What are they made from? If they are cheap and cheerful, the chances are they’re made from man-made fibres. However, Ladies Nightwear is best when it is made from cotton or linen. Both of these are natural fibres. This means that the skin can breathe! If it cannot breathe, then you will yourself feel uncomfortable during the night. Your body may overheat. This can cause several things, from lots of tossing and turning to actually waking up. Of course, you can’t sleep soundly if either of these things is happening.
Take a good look at your surroundings, and makes changes where necessary
Another facet that is likely to have a big impact on how well you are sleeping is your bedroom. Take a step back and look at your room. Think to yourself, if I was a guest sleeping in this room, how would I find it? Then, imagine that you want to impress that guest as much as you possibly can. You want to give them the best night’s sleep of their life. What would you do? Perhaps you would install some blackout blinds on the windows. These would be a better replacement to those flimsy white curtains, right? Maybe you would replace the bedding and sheets with something plumper, and softer. After all, nobody likes scratchy sheets. Maybe you’d even long for enough time to install double or triple glazing on those windows. It can get noisy outside, and nobody likes to be woken up my disturbances. Once you’ve realized all these things, you should then realize that you should make these changes for yourself. That guest is imaginary and doesn’t have to sleep in your room. You do!
Is your diet the issues?
Take a good look at what you are eating during the day, and in particular, what you eat before bed. This should stretch right back from bedtime to late afternoon. From late afternoon onwards, cut out caffeine. This goes for tea and coffee, but also things like soft drinks. There are lots of myths about foods that you give nightmares. But what is not a myth is that heavy foods can keep you awake at night. This is because they make your stomach feel swollen and bloated. It will remain like that until it has had enough time to break these foods down. So, don’t go portion-crazy just before bed. It will make getting to sleep more difficult, and could wake you up during the night also.
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