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How to get good sleep

April 10, 2017

Good sleep is necessary for healthy living

Set your body clock

The first thing you need to do is ‘set your body clock’. Make it a point to hit the sack at the same time every day and set the alarm 6-7 hours from the time you call it a day. Over time, with a regular sleep pattern, you are more likely to rest soundly through the night.

Switch off your gadget

Electronic gadgets and appliances can rob you of a good night’s sleep. Your phone’s bright light in the dark affects the body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that helps you fall asleep at night. Say no to electronics before bedtime in order to sleep better.

Age of your mattress does matter

What you sleep on must support your body. The wrong mattress can make you wake up stiff and sore. Preferably avoid using a mattress for more than 7-8 years and also try to replace pillows once every year.

Exercise

Working out has endless benefits, including improving your quality of sleep. Be careful and ensure your workout schedule is not too close to bedtime. Mind exercises or meditation can help you help you prepare for restful sleep.

Mind what you eat and drink at dinner time

An overloaded digestive system is bound to interfere with a good night’s sleep. Keep your evening meals light, as far from your night’s sleep as possible and avoid alcohol or smoking.

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