Sleeping is essential to every single person’s life. Without it – disaster is around the corner imminently. Even sleeping just an hour less every night can significantly affect mental and physical health. This could be anything from stroke, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity – just to name a few. Did you know that one in three adults in America do not get enough sleep?
So, with that in mind, this piece is going to take a look at how you can get a better sleep with these top tips. Read on to find out more.
Try the Military Sleeping Technique
There was a technique devised to help troops get to sleep in minutes, in their situation and whatever environment they were in. It has been shared far and wide to help those who struggle to get the z’s in as soon as they hit the hay, and can be beneficial to everyone.
Different types of body scanning techniques can also be beneficial for relaxing the body and mind for sleep.
Give Herbal Teas a Go
Herbal teas can be seen as gimmicky, or not as useful as pharmaceuticals for aiding certain ailments, but this could not be further from the truth. Unless you have insomnia or a diagnosed sleep condition, then trying herbal teas could help take the edge of anxiety or restlessness at night time before bed.
Some teas that you might like to try include:
- Valarian Root
- Tulsli (Holy Basil)
You can also try combinations of these herbs/flowers and with added flavors for taste preference and additional benefits.
Have A Comfortable Set Up
Trying to get to sleep can feel like a nightmare if you sleep on a lumpy mattress or have some cheap and scratchy sheets. It is no wonder you are not able to get a better night’s sleep. Switch up your setup to something optimum so you can feel comfortable, and invest in high-quality goods, so they last. Make sure to buy organic sheets, a comforter that is suitable for the season, and a decent supportive pillow. A weighted blanket can also do wonders for those who wake up frequently or have problems with anxiety. These solutions should be able to help eliminate some of the tossing and turning!
Lower Your Temperature
Finding the right temperature to help you fall asleep can be tricky. Some science suggests that lowering your temperature can help you fall asleep faster and maintain a high-quality sleep with fewer periods of waking up. That being said, if you are too cold, that is also going to be uncomfortable and can disturb your sleep. So try sleeping with a fan on low, the white noise might even help you to sleep.
It will vary person to person what their preferences are and what might work for them, so if you find that you are getting too warm at night to drift off or stay asleep – this might help.
These are just a few top tips that can help you get a better sleep – sweet dreams!