Sleep is such a misunderstood topic.
We all think that sleep is something we don't need to focus on because we can always make it up.
We'll studies have shown that if you miss out on sleep you can't make it up without actually getting more sleep.
So if you miss 3 hours of sleep you will actually have to get 3 more hours of sleep at some point to get that back.
But getting more sleep isn't all we can do. The QUALITY of sleep does matter as well.
Making your that you can get a full night sleep without interruption can be a huge game-changer.
Here are 6 tips to help improve your quality of sleep.
Cell phones, TVs, Computer screens, and Tablets all emit blue light. Bluelight is what your brain uses to determine whether it is light or dark out. having the blue light on to close to bedtime can throw off your circadian rhythm and leave you feeling awake longer than planned.
Eating a majority of your carbohydrates at dinner will allow your body to stabilize blood sugar while you sleep.
This will prevent your blood sugar from crashing in the middle of the night causing you to wake up.
Some studies have shown that people who work out in the morning are able to get more deep sleep than people who work out in the evening.
If you have the capability to exercise before noon this would be most optimal for sleep.
Meditation helps clear the mind of all the clutter it's accumulated throughout the day.
Too many times we seek to control our thoughts but really the best approach is to let them come and go as they please 10-15min of meditation before bed can help clear your mind and enable you to fall asleep much faster.
This may be hard at first but getting into a routine by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day will help regulate your circadian rhythm and can help you fall asleep much faster consistently.
Supplementing with a good amount of magnesium can help calm you down and put you to sleep much faster.
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