Have you heard about the new great health trend – clean sleeping? It’s a Goop-approved trend that involves making sleep a priority above anything else. Without a doubt, this makes sense as getting enough sleep is the most important “tool” for being able to get through the day without feeling drowsy all the time. Poor sleep, on the other hand, can lead to a number of health problems like a completely destroyed immune system that can take time for you to improve.
Our bodies need a good night’s sleep in order to repair and rejuvenate, and except for having 9 – 10 hours of sleep, there are some other important things you ought to make part of your night routine in order to improve it.
There is no way to have a good night’s sleep without a good mattress. No matter how much effort you put into creating a good bedtime routine, it is mattresses that have a crucial role in all this.
Your mattress should be able to support your body while keeping your spine in a neutral position regardless of your sleeping position. You should also not forget about the mattresses’ materials, as you need to choose one that is made of high-quality ones (such as memory foam with bamboo cover) in order to give you the best of both worlds – comfortability and breathability.
Extra Tip: Make sure you always sleep on a clean and fresh bed linen in order to feel comfortable and relaxed.
One of the main reasons why we feel an urge to have a daytime nap is poor night’s sleep. Avoiding daytime naps, particularly those after work, can help you develop better sleeping habits and get a better night’s sleep.
Except for helping you stay fit and healthy, adding exercise to your daily regimen can help you get a good night’s sleep which can additionally help you cope with other problems you might have, like anxiety or depression. At the end of the day, you will feel more relaxed, stress-free and ready to deal with whatever life brings you.
As much as we all love staying up late doing something fun such as watching a movie, according to may studies, establishing a regular falling asleep and waking time can keep your circadian rhythm happy and help you sleep much better.
A lot of people are in a way addicted to caffeine and nicotine and if you are experiencing trouble with sleeping, you must reduce or completely eliminate these two substances. Both nicotine and caffeine are stimulants, while alcohol can cause drowsiness and dizziness, leaving you feeling tired and literally sick the following day.
Reading a book before bed is good as long as you don’t read it on your phone, tablet or any kind of e-reader. A lot of studies have shown that people who use technology devices at bedtime can take longer to fall asleep.