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We all know what it feels like to not have enough sleep – all you want to do is get back into bed and nod off again. Not only does having too little sleep lower your ability to think, it has many negative health effects on the body as a whole.
So here are 10 tips that can help you sleep better:
1- Make sure you eat well throughout the day to keep your blood sugar levels stable. If not, you could wake up in the middle of the night with low blood sugar and feeling very hungry.
2- Try not to have too much caffeine after 3 or 4pm (or none at all if possible). This can stop your melatonin (relaxation hormone) levels from rising, which help you to fall asleep.
3- Be careful doing heavy weight lifting after 3pm, as this has the same effect as having caffeine late in the afternoon.
4- Drink plenty of water throughout the day and just before going bed.
5- Drink some calming teas such as peppermint and chamomile tea before going to bed.
6- Have a massage as this really helps the body to relax.
7- Think about using magnetic sleep technologies.
8- Have a nice relaxing bath with magnesium bath salts, lavender and chamomile before going to bed.
9- Be in bed (and asleep) by 10 to 11pm most nights and try to maintain a regular sleep pattern.