People often forget how important our health is. We understand if you are fully committed to accomplishing your career ambitions. Yet, you need to understand that your health is the most valuable thing you have. You should strive to consume more healthy food, be physically active, and sleep in the right way.
It seems that deep sleep is one of the common problems of people. There are many reasons why people can’t get enough quality rest. First of all, the period before bedtime is the best for thinking. We usually fulfill our thoughts with problems that we face every single day. However, sometimes we simply can’t sleep because of adrenaline and motivation. For example, you are working on a project and everything is going well. You are excited because of that and you simply can’t sleep. More precisely, you barely wait for the next day to start.
People need to sleep between 7 and 8 hours per day. However, the length of your sleep will be irrelevant if you are not sleeping in the right period. Sleeping from 3 AM do 10 PM won’t make you feel rest. Because of that, you should strive to go to sleep around midnight. Sleeping from 11 PM to 7 PM would be the best choice you have.
Still, it is always tough to change your everyday habits. Because of that, we want to share a couple of tips on how to improve deep sleep.
1. Forget about Social Media and Games
It doesn’t matter how old you are. The late hours are the time when people want to relax. We do that in several different ways. However, all these ways are connected with advanced technology. Some people spend hours in front of their smartphone screen. Others would rather choose to turn on their computer and play an online game with others. Indeed, these things are making our free time more entertaining. But, these things also reduce the quality of our sleep.
It is impossible to live without advanced technology and we are completely aware of that. Yet, you need to set all these devices aside before bedtime. At least 1 hour before bedtime, you should focus on some other things. For instance, you can read a book or simply go for a walk. These things will make you feel more tired.
2. Respect Your Routine
Let’s imagine that you planned to start getting up at 7 AM. You did that two days in a row and it started to be difficult for you. Because of that, you decided to “take a break” for 2 days and you started to get up at 10 AM. This is not the way you can use to improve your deep sleep. You need to be self-disciplined and stick to your bedtime.
Changing your everyday habits is tough. You need to be stubborn and patient until your new habits become your daily routine. After 2 or 3 weeks, going to bed and getting up at the same time will become your routine. You mustn’t change these habits for the weekends. This is something most of the people do and we had to highlight it.
3. Don’t Eat too Much before the Bed
This is another common problem of the people. They tend to eat late at night. It is unnecessary (or sometimes even impossible) to have dinner before 9 PM. However, you mustn’t eat before bedtime.
There are certain problems that large late meals can bring. First of all, your body can’t be “calm” while digesting the food that you consumed. People that eat late usually have nightmares that usually wake us up during the night. Despite that, heavy meals can speed up your heart rate. All these things do not allow us to improve our deep sleep. Because of that, even if you eat late at night, try to eat food that is not heavy.
4. Make a Sleeping Atmosphere in Your Bedroom
Just because there are no lights in your room, that doesn’t mean you made a sleeping atmosphere. Certain things will make us feel more sleepy.
First of all, you need to ensure that your bed is comfortable for sleeping. It is especially important that your pillow and mattress are quality enough. Fortunately, you can find a lot of them online that will satisfy your requirements and expectations. Websites like sleepstandards.com are analyzing the quality of products designed by different brands from the mattress industry. You should check that out and see which ones will satisfy your expectations and requirements.
5. Avoid Products that Contain Caffeine
It is hard to find a person in this world that does not like to drink coffee. Most people drink it in the morning hours before they go to work. This beverage gives them enough energy to start accomplishing daily tasks.
We are not here to discuss if coffee is something you should consume or not. The product itself has its advantages and disadvantages. However, you mustn’t consume them late at night. This product and some others like chocolate, tea, and soda contain caffeine that affects adenosine. It is a part of the brain that helps people regulate their biological clock. If you are a big coffee lover, consume it only in the morning hours. In this way, it won’t distract you from going to sleep at the right time.
6. Be Physically Active and Exercise Regularly
Going to the gym, exercising at home, going for a walk, and running are activities that will boost your health. Avoid sitting in the car when you have the chance to go for a walk. Go to the gym before or after working hours. These activities will make you feel truly exhausted and sleepy.
People do not spend too much of their energy during their day. They get up and go to their office where they usually sit all the time. After that, they sit to their car and come home to once again SIT in front of the TV. You do not have to spend more than 30 minutes daily to be physically active. It is something that we can all afford.