4 tips that will help you get a proper sleep
By Smitakshi Guha
Sleeping is perhaps an unusual yet beautiful gift from nature to mankind. Funny enough, it is quite similar to being dead, unaware of what’s going around you, but not being actually dead. You do know that you are going to wake up and fortunately (or unfortunately) have to face reality again, but for that good stretch of a few hours, you are just away from all the disturbances, happily falling into oblivion, in a world that is different, yet amazing.
But, let’s take a pause there. NOT everyone is lucky enough to make optimum use of this beautiful gift from nature. Yep, we are talking about problem sleepers, or insomniacs, who would probably trade anything and everything for a good, sound sleep at night, but no, the good god of good sleep is not ready to bestow them with such a privilege. So for them, here are four quick tips that will definitely help you get a proper sleep and restore your good health—
- Pay keen attention to what you eat before bedtime
What you eat is responsible for so many things that happen in your life. Your sleep is no different. Do not stuff too much of food right before your bed time as it will keep you up, refraining you from a good sleep since the stomach irritation and indigestion won’t let you be in peace. Similarly, don’t go hungry to bed, as your stomach will be growling for food, keeping you awake all night.
- Keep the gadgets away
Your gadgets, cell phones are not just distractions when you are studying or working but also when you are supposed to sleep. Having your phone in your hand but obviously means you would be busy checking for updates from friends, messages, etc, and this would keep you awake. So try keeping them all away from you in order to get a sound sleep.
- Take to soothing music
This is especially for the insomniacs who find it extremely hard to doze off at any given point of the night. The best they can do is let a soothing tune play in their mp3 player, something that is tranquil like the sea waves, birds, etc, to let their minds’ conundrums be put to rest and get some good sleep.
- Don’t let your stress rule you
Okay, it is easier said than done, but you must understand that stress is the number one culprit when it comes to any disturbances in one’s mind. Too much stress leads to the secretion of cortisol—also known as the stress hormone that keeps you from sleep. Likewise, the lack of sleep furthers the secretion of cortisol, which is again a problem for your body. Thus, this is a vicious cycle that needs to be avoided. Practice yoga, meditation, and other breathing exercises to avoid stress, and keep your mind and body healthy and also to get a healthy sleeping schedule.
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