Well known secrets to help you sleep soundly
Getting a good night’s sleep might be a difficult task for some. There are several of you who toss and turn and without a wink of sleep have to tackle a new day. We’ve come up with some very simple and yet effective secret method to sleep well.
Basically, you need to change and bring order into your lifestyle. When you get up in the morning, make your bed. Mommy was right, you know! A neat and tidy bed makes a whole lot of difference. Use your bed only for sleeping. Try not to crawl in to read a book or while chatting with your bestie on the phone. TV watching should strictly be done on your living room couch. Studies have shown that those who use their bed only for sleeping, rest better.
First thing in the morning, open up those shades. Let the sunlight hit your face. Your brain needs to sync itself with the internal clock and the environment. Once you align your brain with the light and dark cycle, melatonin is released in a regulated manner. That itself is a great secret method to sleep well.
You need about 150 minutes of exercise per week. It has been proven that it improves the quality of sleep by 65%. It is believed that the cooling down of the body that happens after a workout helps quicken the reduction in our core body temperature which is related to sleep. So this would help you sleep faster when you get to bed.
It would be better to have some whole grains for dinner at least a few nights in a week. They contain magnesium which relaxes your muscles and nervous system. It also helps in the absorption and production of one of the chief neurotransmitters which promotes sleep.
A nice hot bath can be extremely relaxing and induce sleep too. Just make sure that you do not doze off in your tub. Goodnight!