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Posted on Sep 15, 2014 |

12 Tips to Sleep Well

12 Tips to Sleep Well

  • Do not sleep less than six hours or more than eight hours
  • Use an alarm clock to ensure that adults do not sleep for more than eight hours and children, not more than eight to ten hours per day.
  • Hide the bedroom clock though – it causes anxiety.
  • Humans are creatures of habit and we have regular schedules for sleep, work and play. Our body works best with regular schedules. Preferably go to bed and get up at the same time each day.
  • Do not nap during the day.
  • For sleep deprived persons, light exercise as yoga or a walk in the evening is helpful for sleep.
  • Ensure that pain, illness and obesity issues are addressed – these hamper sleep, along with anxiety and hyperactivity.
  • The body can barely sleep if the digestion system is working on full furnace. A light meal low of fat and spices is best. Remember that the best night cap you can have is a glass of warm milk.
  • Deep breathing or simply reading a book or listening to soft music reduces the brain waves and induces sleep.
  • Stimulants like caffeine, alcohol, smoking, TV and non prescribed medication are not helpful. Sleep if any, when it comes after ingesting stimulants will be shallow and restless.
  • The bedroom you sleep in should be suitably dark and silent. The room should not be too warm or too cold either.
  • The bed should be appropriately comfortable, and to be used only for sleeping.