Healthy Sleep Habits
Busy lifestyles, work, kids, and school can often get in the way of getting a good night’s rest. There are days when you try to go to bed early and mornings when you hit the snooze button more than usual yet you still feel tired. Check out some of these healthy sleep habits so that you can get the most of your night.
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Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep a night to wake up feeling refreshed, while children and young adults need 10 or more hours depending on their age. Going to bed at a reasonable hour is key to getting the amount of sleep you need. Once you know what time you should go to bed, stick to a routine. A lot of studies recommend going to bed and waking up at the same time even on weekends, but new sleep studies are suggesting that it is okay to catch up on sleep on weekends and sleep in as long as you’d like. Your healthy sleep habits should be personalized to your needs.
Establishing a relaxing bedtime routine will help you fall asleep faster. Yoga, light stretching, reading a book, or drinking a warm glass of milk are very relaxing. You will notice that when you turn off electronics and limit your exposure to bright light, you’ll start to feel tired. Wind down for the evening and relax. Not only will you sleep better but also you’ll feel great for enjoying a nice quiet evening.
This might not sound very fun, but avoid alcohol, caffeine, and large meals before bedtime. Drinking alcohol before going to bed can cause you to snore or make your sleep apnea worse. Not only will you disrupt your own sleep, but also snoring in bed is sure to keep your partner awake at night. Caffeine will make it hard to fall asleep. This isn’t just limited to coffee so keep in mind not to drink caffeinated sodas or teas at least 4-5 hours before your bedtime. Large meals before bed can make you feel uncomfortable and bloated. Going to bed hungry will keep you up, so if you must, have a light snack before bed. If you’re going to enjoy a 4-course meal, do so earlier in the evening.
If you have trouble sleeping, try some of these easy-to-follow sleep habits in 2018. You can also visit your local Factory Mattress to be fitted for the best mattress with our scientific RIGHTfit technology.