If you’re currently suffering from insomnia or you occasionally have trouble sleeping, you might think that you’ll never sleep soundly again, but that is very unlikely to be true. There are so many effective ways to improve your sleep that at least one of them is likely to work for you! So, why not try one of these tips to help you sleep more soundly?
Buy a New Bed
If you wake up with aches and pains still tired because you’ve been tossing and turning all night, it might be worth investing in a new bed. Even if your bed felt like a dream when you bought it, over the years, it will have started to wear out, becoming more and more uncomfortable. By purchasing one of the many high-quality hypnos beds on the market, you can start feeling comfortable in bed once more. That would be enough to cure your sleep problems completely.
No Blue Lights Before Bedtime
At least an hour before you plan to go to bed, turn off anything that emits a blue light. Yes, that means your TV and your smartphone! If you can’t bear to do that, at least invest in some blue light filtering glasses or the F.lux app because blue light shuts down the production of melatonin, which makes it tough to get a good night’s sleep.
Cut off Your Caffeine Supply
Don’t worry, you don’t have to cut out caffeine completely, but if you’re serious about sleeping soundly, you might want to stop drinking coffee after noon. It can take as much as six hours to metabolise caffeine, so if you have a cup of coffee with dinner, you might still be bouncing off the walls at bedtime.
Change the Temperature
If your bedroom is too hot or cold, you might find it difficult to catch those much-needed Z’s. Numerous studies have shown that temperatures between 62 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit are the best for promoting sound sleep, so adjust the thermostat in your room accordingly.
Take Some Melatonin
Melatonin is the hormone we produce when we sleep. If you don’t produce enough of it, getting to and staying asleep can be tough. Luckily, there are melatonin supplements that can help you with this.
Eat Sleepy-Making Foods
Foods like nuts, cheese, and whole grains, which contain tryptophan can help you sleep more soundly because tryptophan is converted to melatonin in the brain. So, if you’re struggling to sleep, try a healthy midnight snack!
Keep a Worry List
If you lie in bed for hours worrying about everything from what you’re going to cook tomorrow to how big your credit card bill is getting, take out a sheet of paper and write your worries down. That way, you can leave them be until the morning and actually get some sleep.
Not all of these tips will work for everyone, but they have all been shown to work for some people, and they’re all completely safe, so you have nothing to lose by trying them and everything to gain if you’re able to sleep more soundly at night.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.