3 Tips For Better Sleep At Night

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Most people know that getting an adequate amount of sleep is essential for good health. But many people have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep throughout the night to get the restorative sleep they need. If you're always tired and are either not sleeping enough or getting poor-quality sleep, use the following tips to help you sleep better at night:

Avoid Things That Interfere with Your Sleep

Things like caffeine, nicotine, and other types of chemicals are stimulants and can make it very hard to fall asleep at bedtime. If you want to be able to fall asleep at an appropriate time, avoid drinking coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks in the evening. If you are a smoker, avoid smoking tobacco in the time leading up to bedtime. It is also a very good idea to limit the amount of alcohol that you drink and avoid drinking before bed; a cocktail may help relax you and make you feel sleepy, but alcohol can interfere with your normal sleep cycle, leading to poor-quality sleep.

Create the Right Sleeping Environment

Falling asleep can be very difficult when you're surrounded by noise and light. Consider hanging up blackout curtains or buying a sleep mask to block out the light. If you live in a noisy urban area or in the flight path of an airport, invest in a pair of quality earplugs to create a quiet environment where you won't be woken up.

Make sure that your mattress is in good condition-- if your mattress is old and uncomfortable upgrade to a new one to help improve your sleep. Also, don't forget the importance of temperature and good ventilation for restful sleep. Keep your bedroom cool at night and run a fan.

Set Your Internal Clock

When you do things for long enough, they typically become a habit. This can also apply to your internal clock and your sleep schedule. If you frequently stay up late when you need to get up early, your body will have a hard time falling asleep at an earlier hour. Your best bet is to avoid staying up late and go to bed around the same time every night. The same goes for waking up-- try to make it a point to wake up at the same time every morning, even on your days off. Doing so will help your body get on a good sleeping schedule to ensure that you get enough rest.

Contact a company that carries comfortable sleeping ear plugs for more information and assistance. 


25 November 2017

Help Others Make Health Decisions when They Cannot

One day I was playing a game of basketball with a friend, and the friend I was playing ball with tripped and took a hard fall to the ground. He hit his head hard, but he insisted he was okay and just wanted to go home and take a nap. I knew in my heart that he was not thinking clearly, and I didn't feel right letting him go home. I talked him into letting me take him to the hospital, and after some tests, it was determined he had a bad concussion. The doctors told me that if I had let him go home and sleep, things could have taken a turn for the worse. I created this blog to remind everyone to look out for each other after injuries. Not everyone thinks clearly after a head injury, and just being a good friend could save a life.