Crawling into bed to rest your head after a long day of work is one of the best feelings. One of the worst feelings, though, is not being able to fall asleep. Tossing and turning all night long can be frustrating and seemingly impossible to solve at times. Whether you struggle with falling asleep, or you’re out at the flip of a switch, we encourage you to create a healthy nighttime routine. Winding down properly impacts the type of sleep you get and can lead to deeper sleep.
Here are some of our tips on how to get better sleep!
- Don’t eat a heavy dinner
The saying “breakfast like a king, dinner like a pauper” exists for a reason. Consider a lighter meal and manageable portion size around dinner time to help you to rest more easily. Your body will have an easier job breaking it down compared to a heavy meal.
- Say no to screens in bed
We know, we know. It’s tempting to put on a few episodes of TV as you wind down and get sleepy in bed. Resist the urge to flip open your laptop or scroll through your phone. The blue light from your screen blocks melatonin production, which impacts the ability to fall asleep. Try no screens in bed for a few nights and see how it impacts your sleep!
- Plan workouts for the morning
It may not be the easiest thing to wake up an hour earlier to get a workout in, but the rewards are worth it! By planning a morning workout, you’re more likely to eat healthy throughout the day. Movement also winds your body up, meaning you’re more energized for the day.
- Pay attention to when you sleep well and when you don’t