Owing to our cut-threat busy schedules we often face problems finding time for our own selves, including the time to relax and revive our ‘batteries’ before plunging into the hectic routine of life again the next day. Much of it is due to lack of sleep, which is essential for mental relaxation. Many of us suffer from sleep disorders which add to the problem, making it even more tough for us to remain fresh and active than it already is.
If you are facing sleep disorders here are 5 simple things to try.
Sleep Immediately When Sleepy
Always immediately go to bed when you are feeling sleepy. This simple excursive will reduce the time you spend counting sheep in your bed.
The Rule of 20
If in bed and can’t sleep, wait no more than 20 minutes. If you still can’t sleep in 20 minutes get up and do some activity before you feel sleepy again.
No Short Naps
This will ensure you are tired at bedtime. If you just can’t make it through the day without a nap, sleep less than one hour, before 3 pm.
Make a Routine
Get up and go to bed the same time every day and this goes for weekends as well. When your sleep cycle has a regular rhythm, you will feel better.
Do Not Exercise Before Bed
Refrain from exercise at least 4 hours before bedtime. Regular exercise is recommended to help you sleep well, but the timing of the workout is important. Exercising in the morning or early afternoon will not interfere with sleep.
So, try a combination of the 5 simple steps given above and enjoy sound, disturbance free slumber each night!
Article publié pour la première fois le 23/02/2012