The Three Top Changes You Can Make to Sleep Better

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If you’ve been having trouble getting a good night sleep, there are three changes you can make…

We all know that sleep is incredibly important. Not only does it allow our bodies to recharge for the next day, but it also improves our memory, and our capacity to learn. But many people throughout the world, for a variety of reasons, find sleep difficult. If this sounds a little too familiar, here are the three top changes you can make to sleep better:

1. Stop looking at screens an hour before you want to go to bed.
Our bodies are incredibly sensitive to light. A lack of light naturally makes our bodies more tired, and sleepy. That is why we have a slow evening to acclimatise our bodies to the idea that we will soon be going to sleep. But there is so technology that our brains get confused, and stay alert. Any backlit device (computer, tablet, television, smart phone) will be firing off the wrong neurons in your brain. Read a book, listen to music, or read a kindle, and you will find yourself dropping off.

2. Exercise, but in the afternoon.
If you exercise during the day, you will sleep better at night. It’s a strange fact, but it’s a true one but there is even more that you can do to make sure you sleep properly. Don’t exercise during the evening, but in the afternoon or morning. This will ensure that your body is properly exhausted, and helps your body to allow itself to fall asleep.

3. Munch on sleep inducing foods.
Everyone knows to stay away from caffeine just before bed, but what should you be eating? Well, studies have suggested that bananas, potatoes, oatmeal, and even turkey have chemicals within them that relax your body, and help it to drift off. No excuse now not to finish off those leftovers!

2 Comments

  1. Lesley

    hmmm, understandable point, but its hard not to look at the phone or tv before going to sleep.
    Good helpful article. I try it out and see if my sleep improves! Thanks

  2. Sophie

    Very helpful article . It should definitely help anyone who has some sleeping problems . Thank you .

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