Sleeplessness is one of the major problems for people in the modern age. There are millions of people across the globe, who starve for good quality sleep. About 60% of common people complain about not being able to sleep well for quite a long time. Sleep deprivation can lead to various problems, both physical and mental.
However, there are some techniques and tips that will help you to sleep better. Keep these simple things in mind so that you can sleep peacefully:
- Try and maintain a daily routine regarding the time to go to bed and the time to wake up. The body gets used to that pattern and helps in inducing sleep at that time. Try not to use an alarm clock to wake up in the morning. If you have a good night’s sleep, you will be able to wake up by your own at the correct time.
- Do not think of things about which you are worried and tensed while going to sleep. This hampers sleep to a great extent. Always try and go to sleep with a calm and peaceful mind. Keep away the complications that you faced throughout the day and try to think of good things in your life.
- Do enough physical and mental exercise throughout the day so that both the mind and the body require rest at the end of the day. However, do not undergo any strenuous exercises during the evening. You can exercise in the afternoon or early evening.
- It might be that you have gone to bed, but fail to sleep. Try some relaxation exercises or try to meditate. This will help in sleeping. Meditation and relaxation exercises help the mind as well as the body to calm down and make them stress free. Start thinking of positive things and shed off negative thoughts.
- Hot baths also help to sleep. If you are not being able to sleep at all, go for a hot bath. It helps in washing away the stress and soothes the mind and the body. You can also have a hot milk drink. It is said that there are natural sedative compounds in hot milk that induce sleep.
- Do not watch television, play computer games or talk on the phone while trying to sleep. You can rather read some good books while going to sleep. If possible quit smoking. Nicotine triggers sleeplessness. Also try to eat light at night and avoid caffeinated beverages late in the evening or at night.