4 ways to sleep better tonight

It’s rare for any of us to say that we sleep well all the time. If you’re having trouble getting good rest, there could be a number of reasons why. Here are 4 things you can try to improve your sleep tonight.

Hit the gym: When was the last time you went to the gym? If you’re not sleeping well, it’s probably time to get in gear and get back on your workout routine. 10 minutes of cardio on a regular basis is enough to dramatically improve your sleep routine.

Ditch caffeine after lunch: If you’re like me, the morning doesn’t start without a cup of coffee, and it probably isn’t the only caffeine you consume throughout the day. While that’s great for starting your day, it can be awful when it comes to winding down your night. According to one study, caffeine within 6 hours of bedtime can be very disruptive to the quality of your sleep. Keep this in mind before you open that Diet Coke with dinner.

Keep a journal: Occasionally, our sleep is affected by a mind that’s working overtime. Do you have trouble shutting down your thoughts when you lay in bed? If you find yourself replaying your day when your head hits the pillow, try writing some things down. Are there things you need to remember for tomorrow? Stop making your head work overtime and put those thoughts on paper.

Make sleep more routine: It may not always be easy to do, but if you can make yourself go to bed and wake up at the same time every night, your body will adjust to this pattern and it will help you fall asleep and stay asleep better every night. Even though your weekend schedule can be sporadic, do your best to stick to your sleep schedule when you can.

 

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Through news, community, press, jobs and events, he keeps credit unions digitally informed throughout the day. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details