How would you rate your sleep? Are you the type of person who can drop off and get eight hours without tossing and turning or is sleep a struggle? For most folks, sleep can be a battle. We all have those occasional nights when we can’t dose off but if there are more of those nights than restful ones, it is time to change things up. Here are some steps you can take to help get a good night’s sleep.
Watch Light Exposure
Everyone has their own internal time clock that is based on something called the circadian rhythm. Essentially this means we’re wired to sleep at night and be awake during the day. To that end, it helps getting sleep if you get plenty of exposure to light during the day. That can include sunlight and/or bright lights in your home. As the sun winds down, so too should the lights. Some of the worse lights you can expose yourself to at night at blue lights. That would be all the lights from your phone, computers and pads. If you are using those electronics, then adapt your settings for nighttime display. They all have those functions to soften the light.
Cut Off Caffeine
A jolt of caffeine can get your revved up in the morning and help keep you going throughout the day. However, the affects of caffeine can stick around in your system for several hours. That makes sleeping a challenge. The recommendation is to cut off all caffeine around 4:00 p.m.
Eliminate Long Naps
Short power naps of 20 to 30 minutes have proven to be very effective way to “reboot” in the middle of the day. However, when you start napping longer then that you could be setting yourself up for sleep failure. It is much better to push through during the day as opposed to taking a several hour nap. Of course, if you have to stay up late, then that long nap can help but just don’t make a habit of it.
Set A Schedule
Your body embraces consistency with regard to sleep. That is why it is important to go to bed and get up at the same time every day. That includes your days off. You want to establish a strong sleep pattern.
Get the Right Mattress
Where you sleep is as important as when you sleep. Your mattress needs to be comfortable. The level of firmness depends on the owner but over time, all mattresses will lose their firmness. If you’re swapping out your old mattress, then call on Junk King Denver for fast removal. Not only can they haul away the mattress but they can also clear away a lot of unwanted clutter in the same trip. Let Junk King Denver help you get a good night’s sleep by clearing up the old mattress and junk from your home today.