On One Hand: Better Sleep Dos
According to Help Guide, the key to restful, quality sleep in bed is mastering a few sleep-inducing techniques that quickly get you to sleep and help you return to sleep when you wake. Key techniques include a conducive sleep environment and bedtime routine, a predictable sleep schedule, and overall physical fitness and stress management.
On the Other: Better Sleep Don’ts
The National Sleep Foundation suggests avoiding some clear “sleep don’ts” that can also help you achieve better sleep in bed. It suggests avoiding caffeine, nicotine and alcohol late in the day, not exercising too close to bedtime and avoiding heavy meals or excessive drinking two to three hours before bed. In addition, it suggests limiting bedroom activities to sleep and sex.
The University of Maryland Medical Center’s Sleep Disorder Center indicates poor sleep habits are becoming more and more prevalent but can often be solved by adhering to the sleep dos and don’ts listed above. However, there are psychological and physiological conditions that can cause sleep problems and should be addressed by your doctor.
Try some chamomile tea, or sleepy time herbal tea, it helps with sleep apnea, or take a long warm shower and help sooth your body, the teas will have the same affect. Also, pay attention to the amount of caffeine you consume, as this has an adverse affect towards sleeping, but is a little unknown fact to most consumers. Just remember, the caffeine in one cup of coffee stays in your blood stream for 8 hrs, so you can only imagine how much more time a 20 oz. soda with caffeine stays in you, or 2-3 cups of coffee stays, to counteract this, simply ingest more water, or lay off the caffeine as it does have addictive properties and can and will destroy your nerves. Hope this helps…. Sleep tight!