Top 10 tips to get you sleeping like a baby
We often speak about sleeping like a baby with tongue firmly in cheek. Yet there is real truth in the saying when we think about how we as a society seem to value sleep so much during a child’s youth and then casually cast aside those rules or ourselves into adulthood.
It is important for us all to understand that many important processes take place during sleep, both as a child and a grown-up. This time is critical to our wider health and wellbeing and so it is important for us all to embrace a good sleep routine rather than willingly allow ourselves to become sleep deprived.
Here are our 10 top tips:
- Use your bed only for sleeping do not use it for a sofa or desk or an entertaining area for friends.
- Get yourself in to a routine or schedule so your body clock starts to become familiar with when you should be sleeping.
- Relax your mind, trying a warm bath, some deep breathing and start to think warm cosy thoughts 30 minutes before getting in to your bed.
- Try and refrain from too much visual stimulation in the last hour before bedtime. That includes iPads, TVs and smart phones.
- Once in bed, practise my deep abdominal breathing exercise from my recent post.
- Eat a larger meal at lunch time preferably meat, fish, veggies, fruit, seeds and nuts and smaller meal in the evening a good time before even thinking about getting into bed
- Do not drink caffeine after mid afternoon, the effects of it can last a while and individuals tolerate it differently so experiment with what works for you.
- Make your bedroom as dark and quiet as possible.
- Take out any large electronic equipment such as TVs, and don’t sleep with your mobile phone under your pillow or preferably not even in the same room.
- Exercise in the day to increase your oxygen capacity and keep a healthy body.
I hope these simple tips help you to sleep better. Sleep is so important and not all of us get enough. Remember the five pillars of health and work on each of these aspects to your life to achieve a healthier you.
Five pillars of Health
Nervous system – Chiropractic
Stress and relaxation
Sleep and rest
If you want to know how to improve your sleep – both by getting into a better routine and treating the aches and pains that are keeping you awake at night – why not ask your chiropractor for more top tips next time you book an appointment.
Are you based in Eastbourne? Why not call Lushington Chiropratic on 01323 722499.
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