Do you ever have trouble sleeping? Nearly every person experiences some form of insomnia in their lifetime. So what are the best ways to improve the quality of sleep? The answer lies in improving sleep habits gradually.
MAINTAIN A RELAXING ENVIRONMENT
Before you even approach to bed, try doing a short, non-stimulating activity, but keep the lights dim. You might read a book, meditate for a few moments or do progressive muscle relaxation: lie down in a quite place and flex each muscle in your body then release it, from your fingers to your toes. It’s a great idea to set a nightly ritual of enjoying a cup of Aloe Blossom Herbal Tea (Item #200). With no caffeine and a delicious mixture of cinnamon, ginger, clove and allspice, this tea is a perfect way to wind down every evening.
KEEP A SET SLEEP SCHEDULE
It may be tempting to sleep in when you don’t have a morning meeting or stay up late to watch the new episode of your favorite show. But one of the most the most important parts of sleeping well is to practice what is called good “sleep hygiene.” According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep hygiene refers to a number of practices that contribute to good sleep. The most important one is having a set sleep schedule. If you go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day, your body will be more able to fall asleep and stay asleep.
You’ve heard it before, and now you’re hearing it again. A regular exercise routine helps regulate your sleep patterns. Make sure to do vigorous exercise in the morning or afternoon and relaxing exercise such as Yoga or taking a short walk in the evening.