For many folks, the motivation for getting through the day is the promise of sleep that night. How often do you tell yourself, “Don’t worry… we’ll be sleeping soon?” Ironically, much of what we do during the day can actually work against us when it is time to get to sleep. If you’re having trouble at night, then it’s time to change things during the day. Here’s how to sleep better at night:
Control Your Light Exposure
Melatonin is the natural hormone in our bodies that triggers sleep. The brain sends out the melatonin when it is dark. At least, that is the plan. You can get a better sleep at night if you take in the sun during the day. If you can have your morning cup of coffee outside or eat breakfast by a sunny window then your brain will start to get “fired up.” The more breaks you can take outdoors, the better off you’ll be. During the day, try to be surrounded by a much natural sunlight as possible.
The reverse comes into play at night. As the sun goes down, everything needs to dim down as well. Start turning lights off. As for the TV, cell phone and pads, those also need to be shut down. All of those are blasting you with light even if you’re watching in the dark. The worst thing you could do is fall asleep with the television on. You’re sure to be waking up very soon after that.
Exercise During the Day
The more vigorous exercise you take on in the day, the greater your chances are for a deeper sleep at night. The key is exercise during the day. Follow the light rules: When the sun goes down, stop exercising. Just know that in order to benefit from exercise you’ll have to stick with it to build up the habit. That’s not a bad thing.
Find a Better Mattress
Tossing and turning in bad means you can’t get comfortable. That might have less to do with what is on your mind and more about how the mattress feels. When was the last time you bought a mattress? If you’re due, then you’ll want to set up mattress removal with Junk King Chattanooga. You can make this appointment on the same day as your mattress delivery so you won’t skip a beat. Replacing your old mattress with help from Junk King Chattanooga will go a long way towards getting a better night’s sleep.