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How Well Are You Sleeping?

How Well Are You Sleeping?

We all have those moments where you're not really feeling your best. Like your hands are lead weights, and you just want to curl up in bed and hibernate for a few months. Of course, most of the time that's not an option (unless you're really lucky!) and you have to get up and deal with your responsibilities. However, a lot of people fail to pay close enough attention to why it is that they might be feeling that way in the first place. What makes it all the more ridiculous is that the answer is often incredibly simple: they aren't getting enough sleep. If you're not getting enough sleep, then you're never going to feel 100% no matter what. With that in mind, here are some things that you can do to make sure that you get your full forty winks.

 

Make sure you're comfortable

If you're not comfortable, then you're never going to be able to get a decent night's sleep. The first place to start is with your mattress. You need the right combination of softness and support in order to really get the best possible night's sleep. Check out sites like betterbedsolutions.com so that you can get find the most comfortable mattress for the best possible night's sleep. You might not even realise how uncomfortable you are until you try a truly soft and supportive mattress.

 

Ditch the gadgets

Gadgets are great! Smartphones, laptops, games consoles, they're all fantastic. However, one thing that you need to remember is that they can make it near impossible to get off to sleep. The blue light that electronic devices give of can make getting off to sleep incredibly difficult. Make sure that you put the phone or laptop away at least an hour or so before you want to go to sleep. You'd be much better off reading a book or listening to some music instead.

 

Avoid alcohol

There's nothing wrong with having a drink now and then but the idea that a nightcap is going to help you sleep if one that you should forget as soon as possible. Yes, it is true that alcohol can help you get off to sleep more quickly, but the reality is that you'll probably wake up a couple of hours later anyway. You'll find that alcohol actually makes it a lot harder to sleep through the night properly. In the same way that you avoid caffeine before bed, try to steer clear of alcohol before bed as much as you can. Staying hydrated is the best thing that you can do if you want to sleep through the night as peacefully as possible.

If there's one piece of advice that anyone who struggles with getting enough sleep needs to take it's that the snooze button is not your friend. The snooze button is only ever going to make you feel even worse and potentially ruin your sleep schedule. When your alarm goes off, get straight up and make sure your hand never even goes near that snooze button.

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