We all want to sleep better but many of us find it very hard to achieve. Indeed, for those people who have suffered from insomnia, whether it is a short term, temporary or chronic the concept of sound sleep can be a mystery . Fortunately, there is no mystery and there are several fundamental requirements for a good night sleep.
A calm, quiet, and relaxing bedroom
To sleep better requires a quiet, calm, and peaceful environment in your bedroom. It is best to not put televisions and computers in your bedroom, as both of these can over-stimulate you, as opposed to preparing you for a relaxing state of mind before sleep. Your bedroom should primarily be created for a great night’s sleep and your relaxation.
The Right Temperature
Extremes of temperature can make you feel uncomfortable, and make it difficult to relax into a deep sleep. If you want to reduce the temperature, try a fan or air conditioner and, if your room is too cold, make sure that you have sufficient bedclothes and heating in the cooler months
Quietness and Dark
Sleep is hard if there is too much noise. If you live in a noisy area, you might want to buy a white noise machine that blocks out excessive sounds, or you could even try earplugs. Too much light can also be challenging, and you can address this with darker curtains or even blinds.
Worries can keep you up all night so take action before you go to bed. Try relaxing activities like taking a bath, reading, meditation or yoga before you go to sleep. Or start a journal and write down all your worries, with the intention of dealing with them in the morning. If you still have trouble sleeping, do not toss and turn for hours. No, get up, try another relaxing activity, and then attempt to to sleep better again in a short while.
Lastly, ensure you are comfortable. Invest in a high quality bed as you may well be spending a third of your life in it! Check it feels just right for you. Then to ensure you sleep better wear comfortable clothing to bed.