If you’re finding that you can’t seem to get enough sleep, and are sick and tired of being sick and tired, these tips can possibly help you get the sleep you’re missing out on.
Stick to a Sleep Schedule.
The human body has what’s known as a circadian rhythm, which dictates when it feels ready for bed, and when it feels ready to wake up. One of the reasons you may be having trouble getting some sleep is because your circadian rhythm is out of whack. In order to correct, start going to bed and getting up at the same time each day. Consistency is key. After a while, you’ll begin to naturally feel sleepy at bedtime, and alert in the morning, allowing you to go to bed and get up in the morning much easier. However, don’t force your bed time. If you can’t fall asleep within 15 to 20 minutes, get up and do something, as it lying in bed for that long may actually make it harder to go to sleep.
Perhaps You Need an Adjustable Bed.
People sleep in all sorts of positions, which are comfortable to them, but uncomfortable to others. Some sleeping positions can put pressure on parts of the body, which may make it difficult to doze off. In order to get into a comfortable position at night, you may need an adjustable bed. These innovative sleep products have adjustable mattresses that allow a person to sit up, as though they were in a chair or on a couch, while still remaining in bed. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adjustable beds may possible help take pressure off of areas in the body that make sleeping uncomfortable.
Try Taking Some Naps.
If you didn’t quite get 40 winks, try making up for the deficit with a good nap. Just be sure you don’t nap too long, or too late in the day, as it can throw off your sleep-wake schedule. In order to take nap smartly, do so for only 30 minutes, and in the early afternoon.
Getting enough sleep may seem like a dream to some, but by making a few changes, it’s more than an accomplishable goal. Those having difficulty sleeping should try sticking to a sleep schedule, consider getting adjustable bed mattresses, or try napping.
If you have any questions or other tips, feel free to share in the comments.