Health Lifestyle

Tips on How You Can Sleep Better !

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Sleep is essential to all because it helps our mind and body reenergize itself for tomorrow's set of activities. While we are sleeping, there are several trouble shooters that work overtime to repair damaged cells, tissues and fine-tune our body systems.

Having adequate sleep enables our mind and body to be in an optimal condition. We can think intelligently and creatively to make good decisions, we can easily remember things and feel good about ourselves. If you're having trouble falling asleep at night, below is a set of things you can do so you can deserve a good night's sleep.

Be an early riser.
Waking up early and at the same time every single day can teach your body clock that you supposed to be asleep before midnight comes and you supposed to be wide awake at morning and throughout the afternoon. If you wake up at different hours each morning, your body clock will be out of sync and chances are, you're going to feel restless and groggy the entire day.Being able to teach yourself to become an early riser can bring bountiful benefits for your overall health.

Don't push yourself too hard at work.
Many of us think that working overtime and staying up late at night will get those proposal papers done. Having to sacrifice sleep can cause you less productivity and efficiency. It's better to not to push yourself too hard and get a good sleep instead.

Studies show that after getting an adequate amount of sleep, an individual will likely be more productive, stay focused, and can create accurate and faster outputs.
Give yourself an extra hour.

Allot an extra hour to prep yourself before going to sleep. You can take a warm shower to cool down your body temperature, read a book, have your body massaged and other stuff that can make you feel comfortable and sleepy.As much as possible, you need to stay away from any computers that may entice you to use the internet for searches or to do work during your bedtime.

Avoid caffeinated food and drinks.
Stick to water, fruit juices and decaffeinated drinks several hours before going to bed. Caffeine is said to block the effects of your adenosine which is a neurotransmitter that makes you feel sleepy.
Only drink coffee every morning so you can easily fall asleep at night and avoid trips to the bathroom while you're sleeping.