Getting a deeper sleep has many physical and mental health benefits including an improved immune system response and memory. A sleep deprived person is more susceptible to health problems and does not function to the best of his or her ability. A good sleep hygiene can make a huge difference
Although it may seem elusive to many, a deep sleep can be achieved with three simple steps:
- Exercise: Physical exertion produces numerous effects that help improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Whether it’s a short walk or light aerobic exercise, such as cycling, you can improve your quality of sleep in as little as 10 minutes.
- Calm your mind: Sleep is interrupted easily when you’re worried. A restless mind can easily keep you from feeling relaxed and easing into a good night’s sleep. One quick tip to calm your mind before bed is to empty your thoughts on paper before bed, this helps clear the mind and releases you from any bedtime anxiety.
- Turn off the Screen: Yes all of them. Cellphones, Tablets, T.V’s. Electronics increase brain activity which is the exact opposite of what you should be experiencing before bed. These activities make the body tense and stressed, increasing cortisol, a stress hormone that works against the bodies ability to fall asleep. The best way to avoid this is to turn of all electronic devices, especially in the bedroom.