Being unable to sleep is one of the worst things you can feel. You stay up awake all n ight not knowing what to do while stressing that you’re running out of time to sleep. If you are someone like me who spends their nights wide awake worry not, our problems are over. Today I will be giving you tips to getting enough sleep.
Routinely sleeping less than six hours a night affects every aspect of our makeup, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It negatively impacts our immune system, increases the risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease, and disrupts your blood sugar levels. In addition, it contributes to mental and emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety. Plus, it can lead to weight gain as it slows the thyroid, potentially wreaking havoc around your waistline.
I was lucky to be invited to the opening of the Vencasa flagship Concept Store in Fourways and was delighted to learn of the following tips to getting enough sleep.
Tips to getting enough sleep.
Stick to a sleep schedule.
Establish a daily bedtime and wake-up time that applies to weekends too. As creatures of habit, people have a hard time adjusting to changes in sleep patterns. If there is only one piece of advice you remember, setting an alarm for bedtime should be it. Use an alarm that is gentle, as a jarring sound can increase blood pressure and your heart rate. Snoozing only exacer bates this.
Go to bed only when sleepy.
Don’t lie awake in bed for a long time. The anxiety of not being able to sleep can make it harder to drift off. Rather, get out of bed and do something quiet and relaxing, such as breathing exercises, until the urge to sleep returns.
Avoid daytime naps.
Naps can help make up for lost sleep, but late afternoon naps can make it harder to fall asleep at night.
Limit alcohol before going to sleep.
Alcohol sedates you rather than inducing natural sleep and it suppresses REM sleep, keeping you in the lighter stages of sleep. You also tend to wake up in the middle of the night when its effects have worn off.
Limit caffeine and Nicotine.
Limit caffeine from the afternoon as its effects can take as long as eight hours to wear off fully. Nicotine is also a stimulant to be avoided as it often causes smokers to sleep only very lightly. Smokers also often wake up too early in the morning because of nicotine withdrawal.
Exercise is great, but not too late in the day.
Try to exercise at least thirty minutes on most days but not later than two to three hours before your bedtime.
Avoid large meals and beverages late at night.
A light snack is okay, but a large meal can cause indigestion, which interferes with sleep. Drinking too many fluids at night can cause frequent awakenings to urinate.
To respond to the increasing need for better sleep Vencasa responded by opening a flagship Concept Store in Fourways, where their world-class range of sleep solutions is proudly on display. Vencasa is proudly the only home to Tempur, Magniflex, and Malouf – offering you variety, quality, and affordability.
Vencasa recommends using an adjustable base as the benefits of elevating one’s shoulders and feet whilst resting are well-known. With a touch of a button you can raise your head, body, and legs, further relieving any strain on your body, relieving pressure on your heart, and improving circulation. Having a comfortable mattress and pillow can help promote a good night’s sleep.
Quality sleep is vital in maintaining your overall health. Vencasa, The World Leaders in Sleep, know that your body, mind, and soul need and deserve quality sleep. That is why they provide a range of exceptional sleep solutions to ensure that you get it.
Visit http://www.vencasa.co.za or call 0861 60 60 60 for more information.
Those are your tips to getting a good night’s rest! I hope you are as excited as I am to incorporate these tips in your evening routine because a good night’s rest keeps the doctor away.
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