Tips And Tricks To Sleep Better
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Have you ever stayed up at night, twisting and turning unable to sleep, knowing that your morning is going to get a whole lot tougher? Yet, you stare at the ceiling, unable to fall into the sweet world of dreams.
Worry not, we’ve got you covered!
A good night’s rest is the key to a great start to a productive day. A well rested body and mind can get you through the hardest of days. And that is not all, good sleep affects you heart, weight, brain and your overall lifestyle. People who sleep well tend to be more focused and fitter.
According to a 2017 report released by Statistics Canada, about one-third of the population is not getting the recommended hours of sleep. The good news is, you can follow a few tips and tricks that can help you sleep better.
Get That Shine On
Studies show that exposure to bright sunlight or even artificial light during the day can significantly increase your chances of having a better sleeping routine. When the body is exposed to more sunlight, its clock also known as circadian rhythm stays healthy, which in return tells your body when it’s time to hit the bed. So, bask in that sunlight.
Say No To Late Night Coffee
We know coffee is sacred. It helps many kickstart and get through the day. However, if, along with your grande cappuccino, you crave a good night’s rest, better not touch it in the evening. Caffeine stays in your system for a good 6-8 hours and has been linked with worsening sleeping patterns.
However, if you must have some in the evening, stick to the decaffeinated version.
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Get The Mattress Of Your Dreams
People usually do not pay much attention to their mattresses. Like you, your mattress are also changing. So if you have trouble sleeping, maybe it is time to chuck out that old mattress for a better fit. Sleeping on a mattress that is fit for your body and provides maximum support is essential in getting those precious hours of sleep.
Plan It Like You Mean It
Like all good things in life, a well-rested body also comes as a result of a well-planned day. Wake up early, work through the day and make sure you a follow a proper schedule to let your body automatically know when it’s time to slumber.
Work It Out
Exercising is a great way to get your health and sleeping pattern back on track. Studies suggest that working out not only increases the number of sleeping hours but also helps you in dozing off faster.
However, some individuals complain of difficulty in sleeping if they exercise closer to their bedtime. Although others seem unaffected by this, it is better to lay off the treadmill, a couple of hours before you hit the bed.
While all these tips are worth trying, it is very important to rule out a sleeping disorder. If you find yourself continuously sleep deprived and your health being affected, book an appointment with MHHC Sleep Solutions and get down to the root cause for your lack of sleep.
Contact Dr. Andrea Ho-Fatt Wang today at 905-471-2967 for a complimentary sleep disordered breathing consultation and get your permanent sleeping fix.