Now that the excesses of the festive season have come and gone, you are probably trying to get back into some form of routine and sense of normality. For many people, this is easier said than done; it can actually be quite a struggle to achieve in reality. One of the most common hurdles arises from sleep – or rather the lack of it.
Getting a good night of kip is pretty essential to functioning normally in the daytime, and without it you may find yourself getting into more negative moods or making a higher percentage of mistakes in your work. Not only that but it can affect other areas of your life including your social relationships and your overall health.
So if you do struggle with getting the right amount of sleep each night, it might be worth your while to read a couple of the hints and tips listed below. With any luck you will find a solution that will help you to feel rested and restored once again…
Get more exercise
Many people create New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise, so if you aren’t among the masses you should still consider getting involved. A lot of people are of the opinion that getting more exercise allows them to fall asleep much faster at night time, and the rest that they get is of a better quality. This could be for any number of reasons including getting fresh air, using your muscles, getting your blood pumping, and so on. It is worth giving a go to see if it helps you to drift off at night.
Other people swear by herbal remedies for getting a great night of kip, whether it is from home-grown cannabis or a supplement purchased from a health food shop. There are all sorts of things available, so once people discover something that works for them, they generally stick to it for many years. You could have a look online or on the high street, but just remember to buy from a respected retailer so you know your remedy is a safe one.
Reduce gadget use
In this day and age, a lot of the sleep problems are actually caused by gadgets including smartphones, tablets, televisions and games consoles. The colours and lights can make you feel overactive, whilst the temptation to look at your twitter feed can keep your brain engaged well into the night. Try and restrict your use of devices before bedtime; reading a book may be a better choice instead.
Buy new bedroom furniture
Sometimes the issue simply comes down to lack of comfort in the bedroom. This is a common problem for those that don’t remember that mattresses don’t last forever – they need to be replaced around every 10 years. There are more choices than ever before when it comes to mattresses, such as memory foam and clever spring designs; this means there should be something to suit your requirements. Test out a few varieties in your local showroom so you can get an idea of the firmness you like, or whether you need to consider an orthopaedic option.