A good night’s sleep is pure blessing. However, owing to our busy professional schedule, at times, we end up tossing and turning for hours. Sleep deprivation has direct relation to lifestyle. Here are six ways that you can adapt to get good night sleep and you will be able to sleep tight.
Skip the caffeine – Avoid beverages that contain caffeine. Drinking tea or coffee in office at 4 pm or after may energise you, but these have a lasting effect. Check the tea/coffee brands. Avoid those that have energy boosters.
Early to rise – Waking up early and going for a walk or exercising boosts energy levels, enough to last for the whole day. If you are active in the morning, you will hit the sack early.
Warm milk at bed time – Warm milk before going to bed is known to induce a good night’s sleep because of presence of enzyme typtophan.
Turn off the techs – Turn off TVs, computers, ipods, laptops and mobile phones at least half an hour before going to bed. These are bad distracters.
Comfortable temperature – Make best use of the air conditioner. Lower the temperature of the room so that you feel comfortable enough to go off to sleep. You can also keep the temperature of the room low by keeping the bright lights off and dim ones on. This also creates a perfect atmosphere.
Old habits die hard – Refrain from taking warm water bath at night as it increases the body temperature. Also, by smoking just before going to bed you are taking a stimulant in your bloodstream. If you are homemaker, avoid afternoon naps.
Smita Diwan a Television Journalist and Communication Specialist with an experience of 10 years in media and leading satellite channels started whatshelikes.in as a digital hub for women in India. Smita specialises in Lifestyle, Home Decor, Health, Food and Product reviews. When she is not working,she is researching or practising yoga! @SmitaDiwan