How often does someone tell you that you look tired and you respond with, “I couldn’t get to sleep last night.” We all have those occasional bouts of insomnia but those should be the exception and not the rule. If you need to sleep better at night, then you have to pay attention to what you do during the day. Consider the following tips for better sleep at night:
Cut Back on Caffeine
Everyone knows that you drink coffee to stay awake. The caffeine boost can be extremely effective. However, you might be surprised to know that the caffeine you drink in the morning could still be in play at night. Many folks have a “cut off” time at 3 or 4 in the afternoon. You might want to dial that back even further.
Avoid Big Meals
A lot of folks living in Italy and Spain get this one right: They eat their biggest meals in the middle of the day. At night, it is just a light dinner. Ideally you should stop eating at least 2 hours before you go to bed. All those spicy foods can churn up the moment you recline. If you want a snack before bed, then the best options would be yogurt, a banana, half a turkey sandwich or whole-grain cereal.
Not only should you not be eating before bed but you should also avoid drinking. The more you drink before bed, the greater the chances of waking up in the middle of the night for a trip to the bathroom.
Cut Back On Carbs
A lot of refined carbs during the day can lead to wakefulness at night. Refined carbs would be found in foods like white bread, white rice or pasta. A simple switch to whole grains can help with this issue.
Get a Good Mattress
Everyone has a different approach to the ideal mattress. Some like it extra firm where others prefer is a bit more adjustable. Regardless you your preference, over time that mattress is going to stop conforming to your ideal. That’s when it is time to make the switch and that is where Junk King Cincinnati can be a big help. They won’t sell you a new mattress but that can easily get rid of your old mattress. This session with Junk King can also inspire you to get rid of the rest of your unwanted stuff. When Junk King Cincinnati removes your old mattress, they’re helping you pave the way for a better night’s sleep. Are you ready for that?