Too many of us don’t get good rest at night. Living a healthy lifestyle can help. There are some habits that can set you up for getting a good night’s sleep. A lot of them, I will talk about inn this post. If you are having a hard time getting good sleep at night, read on! And if you know someone who has this problem, please share!
Establish a good night time routine.
If you have a healthy routine set up, doing the same thing every night, your body will be prepared well to go to sleep. Getting your body ready to go to sleep is optimal if you are having problems getting the sleep you need at night. A good example of a night time routine is: Do your skin care routine. (I.E., wash and moisturize your face), put on cozy pajamas, drink tea, pray or meditate on the Word of God, go to bed. Do whatever is going to calm you and your body down.
Go to bed and get up the same time every day.
If you are going through a stressful season and that is messing up your sleep, try your best to keep a schedule of getting up at the same time and having the same bed time at night. Stress and disorder can mess up your biological clock, so being intentional about this can really help.
Having an exercise routine, getting around 30 to 40 minutes of exercise 3 to 5 times per week is a healthy way to live, and will set you up for restful nights.
Stay away from electronics an hour before bed.
Being on electronics before bed can make your body thin it’s daytime. So, staying out of the screen at least an hour before bed is best. Work, social media and videos can wait ’til morning!
Read at night.
Some people like to read, some don’t. If you are an avid reader, this will be easy for you. But even if you’re not, it is a good thing to incorporate into a healthy night time routine and you will be glad you did!
I have gone through periods of insomnia and have tried, like everything. At one point, I got desperate and resorted to taking a sleep supplement. I don’t recommend this if you have underlying health problems. If you are an average, healthy person, it can’t hurt to try a sleep supplement. One that I tried that helped me out is from Hollis Nutrition. It’s called Sleep Fairy, and is a natural sleep aid. I got it from Amazon, but at the time I am writing this post, it is unavailable there. It helped me out though, so if I ever needed it again, I’d go look it up elsewhere.
See a doctor.
If you’ve tried most of these things already and are still having problems, I suggest going to see a doctor. there could be underlying health conditions keeping you from sleeping well at night. Some people even sleep through the night and aren’t getting restful sleep, then are tired during the day. So don’t hesitate to go see your general practitioner if you need to.
Sleep is an important part of being healthy and if you aren’t getting proper rest, it will show up in other areas of your life. I know that having a job that has you on different shifts is one reason why a lot of people don’t get good rest. Also, having a newborn, you are most likely not going to be getting good sleep. Make the proper adjustments where need be. If it’s just a season of your life you’re going through, make the best of it. Take care!