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  • If you have a sedentary job or you just can't be bothered to exercise then you may be reducing the quality of your sleep.

  • If you didn't already know , the human body repairs and recovers itself when it goes to sleep

  • so if there is nothing to recover when you are trying to sleep, then you may be disrupting the body's sleep cycle.

  • Just like going for a run or a swim can make for a deeper and more restful sleep.

  • However, make note about the timing of your exercise.

  • As exercising too close to your bedtime might make you too energized to actually fall asleep!

  • So next time you think you're taking the lift or the elevator, maybe take the stairs instead.

  • Having a daily routine can help program the brain and internal body clock to get used to a set routine.

  • Varying your sleeping times by more than an hour can severely disrupt your sleep quality by breaking your circadian rhythm.

  • So when your alarm goes off in the morning, or afternoon, or for you students out there in the evening,

  • you really should get up right away rather than snoozing.

  • I know it's really hard, I can vouch for that! Also, try to develop a sleep routine,

  • such as listening to some ambient music or taking a nice deep breath before you go to bed.

  • Remember consistency is key.

  • Eating is actually a big factor when it comes to a good night sleep.

  • A full stomach may disrupt your sleep as the heavier the meal, the longer it'll take for digestion to take place.

  • The opposite however also applies, don't go to bed on an empty stomach because a completely empty stomach

  • may interfere with your sleeping patterns just as much as a full stomach.

  • High protein foods like turkey, yogurt, tuna, and peanuts contain tryptophan,

  • which can help the body produce serotonin in order to relax. Limiting how much you drink before bedtime

  • is also a good idea because that's basic, you don't want to be making a lot of late night trips to the toilet.

  • And my last tip about moderating your diet is to avoid nicotine and caffeine

  • as the stimulating effects of nicotine and caffeine take hours to wear off and can mess up your quality of sleep dramatically.

  • A neat little trick to getting a good night sleep actually lies within how you make your bedroom look.

  • Your bedroom should be a relaxing environment. Also, your bedroom ideally needs to be dark,

  • quiet, tidy and kept at a temperature of between 18°C and 24°C. If you find that

  • you are sweating or freezing, you will not sleep well. Consider fitting some thick curtains

  • if you don't already have any and if you're disturbed by noise, consider investing in double glazing,

  • or for a cheaper alternative, just use earplugs. It is also worth mentioning that TVs and other electronic gadgets,

  • light, noise, and a bad mattress or bed are all factors that contribute to a bad night sleep.

  • I'm not saying you should get rid of them, I'm just making sure you all aware! The final note

  • to take is to keep your bedroom solely for sleep and sex. Unlike most vigorous physical activities,

  • sex makes us sleepy.

  • This may be weird to some, especially if you have never tried it before

  • but have you ever thought about sleeping naked? According to sleep specialists at the Cleveland Sleep Clinic,

  • sleeping in the nude helps regulate your temperature which is a big factor in getting a good night sleep.

  • If you prefer to wear pajamas because they're more comfortable, loose cotton pajamas are the best

  • as they tend to be easy to breathe out of than other fabrics. A tip is to sleep with your arms and head out from under the bed sheets,

  • unless the room is very cold. And don't neglect your feet, cold feet can keep you awake!

  • Finally, change sleeping positions ! This can make a big difference in the quality of your sleep. Keep your body

  • in a "mid-line" position, where both your head and neck are kept roughly straight and

  • don't sleep on your stomach as this may lead to aches and pains.

  • If well, that you wish to sleep on your stomach, or have to

  • then put your pillow under your hips instead of under your head. Hopefully these little tips can help you achieve a good night sleep.

  • So, Good night and sweet dreams!

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If you have a sedentary job or you just can't be bothered to exercise then you may be reducing the quality of your sleep.

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5 Life Hacks To Get A Good Night Sleep

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    JAMES posted on 2017/09/12
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