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Not being able to fall asleep or waking up several times in the middle of the night is as bad as not getting enough sleep. Not only does it affect your mood and productivity, but also it messes with your health in the long run. Puzzling over the possible causes of this phenomenon, will probably make you even more nervous because most of the time, the reason for sleeplessness are stressful events that occur during the day. If you have eliminated possible medical causes, keep reading to find out how you can stop this from happening in the future.
A Good Mattress
If the mattress you own is too soft, or too old, it is no wonder that it has been preventing you from getting a good night’s rest. A high-quality mattress doesn’t move throughout the night, and it doesn’t make any weird sounds that could wake you up. It goes without saying that you are not supposed to feel the bed base, but it should support your mattress and the mattress should suit your comfort preferences.
You have to wash your pillowcase every few days, because of the excessive amount of bacteria, makeup or oil that builds up over time. A silk pillowcase is the best choice for acne prone skin and its cooling effect will reduce the night sweat and heat. There are also other silk pillowcase benefits that are worth mentioning. The fabric is easy to wash and it is designed with your comfort in mind. It is easy to tie it into your current bedroom decor by selecting different colours that complement your bedroom colour scheme the best. It is easier to fall asleep in a peaceful environment with pastel colours on the walls and bedding.
Less Phone Time
When you get yourself a brand new mattress and a clean pillowcase, you should do something for yourself. First and foremost, cut your phone time. Obsessively checking your phone and social media, can disrupt your sleep schedule. The brain has to process every piece of information before it can zone out in peace. The best would be to take the phone to another room, and leave it there for the night. It might seem impossible af first, but it will take some time for your body to get accustomed to this new change.
When you can’t get yourself to sleep, and this turns into a chronic insomnia, you can even develop an irrational fear of going to sleep. Drinking tea before bedtime has numerous benefits on your health and mind. Its calming properties will alleviate your fears or anxiety and help you doze off faster. However, caffeinated teas can speed up your heart rate and are not recommended before heading to bed.
Eat, Sleep, Exercise, Repeat
Do not fall into the trap of sleeping during the day. Even if you are extremely tired, at night your body will refuse to sleep if you already got some rest. Pay attention to what you eat and drink. Staying hydrated, drinking tea and staying away from fast food can greatly improve the quality of your life and sleep. Instead of taking a nap, go to the gym, or go for a 30 minute jog. Open your bedroom windows and close it when you come back. It is scientifically proven that a cooler environment accelerates the sleeping process.
The message is clear – high-quality and stress-free lifestyle equals high-quality sleep. Think about your problem long and hard. Is it possible that the solution of your problem is hidden somewhere in this article? How did you conquer your fear? Tell us all about your experience in the comment section below.