5 Ways to Sleep Better and Faster Every Day
Currently, due to the spread of coronavirus and lockdown, we are facing many problems. No one can say that my problems are bigger than someone else problems. People are facing issues related to food and financial crisis.
Apart from these many people are facing issues related to proper sleep. People are just trying to sleep but they are not getting the right results. So, this is affecting their daily output.
In this article, I am going to share some of the methods which will help us to sleep better and faster. So, let’s understand what are those.
Body Temperature Matters
You might have observed during winter when we cover ourself through blanket we can sleep properly. In the same way during summer, when the weather is too hot we cannot sleep properly at night. Have you ever thought why such thing happens?
Well, that’s where the importance of body temperature matters. Many people are not aware of this fact. But this is one condition which must be fulfilled if you want to sleep better. And that’s why at night during hot weather many people like to take a shower and then they try to sleep.
In simple words, whether it is summer or winter season our body demands some particular body temperature. Unless and until we will not fulfil that criteria of body temperature we will have issue with our sleep.
Before the lockdown, many people use to visit the gym or go out for walking, jogging etc and use to do lots of exercise plus physical activity. Whether it is summer or winter season, physical exercise still matters in both the cases. It has been observed those people who do physical exercise can sleep better.
Now, what if you have to sit for long hours due to the nature of your work. Then in this case also it has been suggested to do exercise for at least 30 minutes. You can do skipping, jogging, lightweight training or whatever but do some form of physical exercise. When you will do physical exercise you will get tired and this will help to sleep easily. Please remember here physical exercise is apart from our regular day to day work.
Bed At Right Time
As per research, it has been observed that between 10 pm to 2 am most beneficial hormones come out of our body. Not only beneficial hormones come out but the brain also do recovery and recharge itself. And this will help us to reduce our tension and depression. Sleeping during these hours are also known as regenerative sleep.
If your body will lack sleep during this time then the next morning you will feel tired and laziness despite sleeping for long hours. Therefore it is very important to sleep during at the right time. Plus, it has been observed those who sleep at 10 pm and wake up by 5 am stay productive for the whole day.
Complete Blacked Out
You will be surprised to know that during sleep colour black is needed not only for eyes but for skin too. You see when we sleep we close our eyes but as soon as someone switch on the light we try to open our eyes.
This happens because our skin gives signals to our brain and brain give command to eyes to open. Actually our skin has something which is known as sensory receptors. So, always try to have as much as darkness during sleep at night.
But suppose if you cannot sleep without light then you can use a light red colour bulb. This colour is considered the second-best option apart from complete dark. If you try to sleep during the day time, our skin’s sensory receptors get adjusted for this time.
No Screen Time Before Sleep
Although it’s hard to follow this rule but it is also very important. Every day we surround ourself either by tv screen, or laptop or mobile. And this routine habit will interfere in our daily normal sleep pattern.
It has been advised that if possible 30 minutes prior to sleep we shouldn’t use any kind of screen. Because when you use screen either we will be reading or watching something and we might be thinking about that topic at night. Then it will work as crackers of thoughts inside our brain.
One best advice from my end will be if possible reduce your time watching television and spend those time reading something useful. In some parts of other countries, some people apply the concept of “digital sunset rule”. According to this rule, people don’t use any electronic screen devices after sunset.
We need to understand that sleep is a necessity and not a luxury. It is necessary to understand that quality of sleep is more important than quantity.
Our food intake also places an important role. If possible avoid taking tea or coffee before sleep as they provide energy and these will keep you awake. Also, it’s important to eat light dinner before sleep. And don’t drink too much water or liquor.
Follow some specific daily night rituals like reading books or meditating for 5 minutes before sleep. Remember sleep is very important for overall health and brain. After all we spend ⅓ of our life sleeping. I hope these above methods will help you to sleep like a baby.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Vikram Brahma