Wellness Tips Wednesday: Sleep
Have a Plan
Scheduling your bedtime may help to keep your body in rhythm. If you often find it difficult to fall asleep, then committing to a sleep schedule may help. Your body becomes adjusted to sleeping at a certain scheduled time. By developing this system, you are sure to get a great night sleep.
Avoid the Use of Cellphones
Studies have shown that by avoiding or putting down the technological devices would help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. The distractions of technology initiate thoughts within your mind and keep you awake for a longer period of time. Try removing your phone from the sleeping area or keep it somewhere that would be difficult to reach.
Avoid Caffeine Before Bed
If you are a reliant person on a hot cup of coffee in the mid-afternoon, it may not be such a great idea. Monitor your caffeine intake because it could throw off your body’s receptiveness to sleep. The caffeine will trigger your brain to perform in wake-up-mode. If you need a hot beverage in the evening, try to shoot for decaffeinated green tea.