7 Changes to Make For Better Sleep

7 Changes to Make For Better Sleep

Hey friends –

Do you get healthy sleep?

Sleep issues have been a big issue for years for my son. He’s nineteen now, but for just about his whole childhood, he was a problem sleeper. We’ve been to doctors and most suggested melentolin, which I’m not sure how much that really helped.

I, on the other hand, need my sleep, or I will definiately notice it. My throat starts to hurt, and I’ll get a headache. If I go for more then a couple of days of good sleep, my immune system starts to suffer and I most surely will come down with something.

I’m sure we all know how to sleep better. We just don’t get in a habit of practicing it very much.

Getting enough sleep really does enhance every aspect of life, and lack of sleep can alter every part of your day.

You know what I mean?

According to this article, chronic sleep deprivation has been show to contribute to:

  • Increased risks of depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obesity/Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammation in the body
  • The ability to handle the daily stress that you and I face everyday
  • Memory
  • Physical performance
  • Heart disease
  • Poor decision making
  • Frequent colds or getting sick often

Wow, just reading that makes me want to take a nap!

So, how can someone change their bad sleeping habits and supercharge their sleep? Here are 5 ways to change the way you get to sleep so you can sleep like a baby!

  • Sleep in a very dark room. I was really bad about needing the TV on to go to sleep, but once I decided to draw the blinds and keep everything off, I could sleep better. If you find that you can’t get your room dark enough, invest in a sleep mask. My youngest uses one and loves hers! This one comes in pink!

 

  • Don’t look at bright screens before bed. Yikes! I probably break this rule every night. When you are a blogger, there are a lot of late night writing.  No need to fear! There are some cool products that help. Use  the “flux” app that will change the color of your screen depending on what time it is in your time zone.

 

  •  Get a house plant.  Plants absorb toxins and pollutants from the air through their leaves and release oxygen. This provides cleaner air that prevents respiratory and allergic reactions caused by chemicals thus, letting you fall asleep faster.

 

  • Don’t consume caffeine or sugar before bedtime. Caffeine can stay in your system for hours, so if you need your sleep, skip that afternoon cup of coffee. Sugar is just as bad and can leave you wired. Pass on any late night dessert or sugary treat.

 

  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule.  I know I can get away from my regular sleeping schedule quite often.   I feel my best when I’m following my weekly schedule and actually feel more tired if I get too much sleep.

What tips do you have for getting better sleep? Let us all know!

 

 

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Like Where Tess Lives? Come see all the pretty… Follow me on Instagram.

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