You and everyone around you can tell when you haven’t had a quality night’s sleep. But it seems we’re all a bit clueless as to why that is, and even more perplexed on what to do about it. Finally, there are a few tips available on how to sleep better and through the night from the folks at Mama Natural.
- Exercise. You know that feeling after a long session at the gym? You slept like a baby, right? Well there may be something more to that than coincidence. Studies show that a daily exercise regimen can make us sleep better and longer. Just make sure that exercise is in the morning or afternoon. Night exercise can actually keep you from sleeping soundly.
- Darkness. When it’s dusk outside, try to make it dusk in your home, too. Dim your bright screens and lights along with the night sky. Going straight from a fully lit home, full of computer and TV screens, straight to shut eye is confusing for the hormones and the body–making a peaceful sleep more difficult to achieve. Think: candlelight.
- Prepare your belly for bedtime. Plan your meals according to your desired bedtime. You don’t want to go to bed stuffed to the brim, but you also don’t want the sound of a growling stomach keeping you, or your family, awake.
These are just a few of the sleep tips offered by Mama Natural. Some seem like no brainers and others may surprise you. Either way, it’s good to have a reminder. Read on for many more tips.