Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for our mental and physical health. But, busy lives and the demands of work, school, and family can take a lot of work. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to help improve your quality of sleep by designing a bedtime routine that works for you.
Regular exercise has been proven to boost energy levels during the day and promote better sleeping habits at night by increasing serotonin production in the body, which helps regulate our natural circadian rhythm and release melatonin which is responsible for making us feel sleepy at night. Aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes every day! You can also try caffeine vaping after exercising. Since it’s pure caffeine, it will give you an energy boost without jitters.
Having an established bedtime routine each night is one of the easiest ways to ensure consistent sleep. Try setting a regular bedtime and wake-up time for 7-8 hours of sleep each night. This will not only help you fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep throughout the night.
For example, if you want to be ready for work by 8 am, aim to sleep by 10 pm every night. This will give you enough time to unwind before bed and get the recommended sleep.
Before bed, spend some time winding down with activities that promote relaxation. Take a warm bath or shower, read an enjoyable book or magazine in dim light, listen to calming music – whatever works best for you! Be sure to avoid screens (like TV and smartphones) as the blue light from these devices can interfere with melatonin production, which contributes to difficulty falling asleep.
Also, avoid eating large meals right before bed and limit caffeine in the late afternoon or evening. Overeating can lead to digestive issues, which can negatively impact your sleep quality, while caffeine has a stimulating effect that can make it harder to fall asleep.
Stress can have detrimental effects on our bodies, disrupting our natural ability to fall asleep easily at night, so we must try reducing stress as much as possible during the day to get better restful sleep each night. Some great stress-relieving activities include yoga, meditation, journaling, or even taking deep breaths between tasks throughout your day!
Caffeine is a stimulant, meaning that it can cause alertness and make it harder for us to fall asleep at night so try cutting out caffeinated beverages after 2 pm if possible! If you don’t think this step is necessary for you, then simply limit caffeine intake towards the end of your day so that your body has time to process it before bedtime comes around!
Eating late at night can lead to indigestion problems which will further disrupt our ability to fall asleep quickly, so try avoiding eating heavy meals or snacking late into the evening, especially right before bedtime if possible! It may also be helpful if you opt for lighter snacks like fruits or yogurt rather than heavier meals like pizza or burgers when eating late too! By avoiding eating late at night, you can hopefully avoid fitful sleep.
Following these tips should help anyone establish an effective bedtime routine that promotes better sleep throughout their nights! Remember: consistency is key when trying out any new health habit, so stick with whichever works best for you to ensure optimal results over time! Good luck on your journey towards getting better restful nights of sleep!
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.