Sleep Advice: 6 steps to Better Sleep
Dec 20, 2023
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Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night's sleep, from work stress and family responsibilities to unexpected difficulties (such as illness). No wonder it's sometimes hard to get a good night's sleep.
While you may not be able to control the factors that disrupt your sleep, you can develop habits that promote better sleep. Start with these simple tips.
1. Get regular sleep
Allow no more than eight hours of sleep. The recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult is at least seven hours. Most people don't need more than eight hours in bed to achieve this goal.
It's best to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Try to keep the difference between weeknight and weekend sleep to less than an hour. Sticking with it strengthens your body's sleep-wake cycle.
If you don't fall asleep within about 20 minutes, get out of the bedroom and do something relaxing. Read or listen to soothing music. Go back to bed when you're tired. Repeat as needed.
2. Watch what you eat
Don't go to bed too hungry or full. In particular, avoid eating large meals in the hours before bedtime. Your discomfort may keep you awake.
Also watch out for nicotine, caffeine and alcohol. The stimulating effects of nicotine and caffeine can take hours to wear off and can wreak havoc on quality sleep. Even though alcohol can make you feel sleepy, it can interfere with sleep late at night.
3. Create a peaceful environment
Create a sleeping room. Usually, this means cool, dark and quiet. Light exposure may make it more difficult to fall asleep. Avoid using glowing screens for long periods of time before bed. Consider using dark curtains, earplugs, fans, or other devices to create an environment that suits your needs.
Calming activities before bed (such as bathing or relaxation techniques) may improve sleep.
4. Limit naps during the day
Long daytime naps can interfere with sleep at night. If you choose to nap, limit it to 30 minutes and avoid naps later in the day.
However, if you work at night, you may need to take a nap later in the day before work to make up for your lack of sleep.
5. Incorporate physical activity into your daily routine
Regular physical exercise can promote better sleep. However, avoid being too active before bed.
Spending some time outside each day might also help.
6. Clear your mind
Try to address your concerns and concerns before bed. Make a note of what's on your mind and leave it for tomorrow.
Stress management may help. Start with the basics, such as getting organized, setting priorities, and delegating tasks. Meditation can also relieve anxiety.
Almost everyone suffers from insomnia from time to time, but if you suffer from it frequently, contact your doctor. Identifying and treating any underlying causes can help you get a better night's sleep.
You can use the BP smartwatch to track your sleep. The BP smartwatch tracks how long you sleep and analyzes your sleep status using health data to determine how deep you sleep. With the BP smartwatch's sleep monitoring function, you can better understand your sleep and make countermeasures.