The greatest part of childhood is getting a great sleep at night and waking up refreshed and ready to take on the world, and the worst part of growing up is the daily struggle to get a good night’s sleep and then waking up to face the horror of the world. One of the reasons of this struggle is our smartphone and various social media websites that keep our eyes open and brain charged even after spending a good amount of time on bed tossing and turning. So, the first common sense rule to follow is to keep the phone away from your bed to ensure that there is no distraction between you and your sleep.
Apart from what common sense dictates, here is what National Institute of Health and Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean of PsyBlog suggests for getting good night’s sleep:
Maintain same timing to go to bed on a daily basis.
Take out an hour before going to bed and enjoy some quiet peace.
Say no to alcohol before going off to sleep.
Take a hot bath or do anything that relaxes you before retreating to your bed.
Physical activity during the daytime is an effective way to ensure that you get sound sleep.
Though weekends are fun but the fun weekend should not fiddle with your sleeping schedule. So, try going to bed at the same time on weekdays as well as on weekends.
Dark, cool, and quiet are how your bedroom should be.
Avoid eating a large meal before a couple of hours of going to bed.
Just go out of your home every day to get a good sleep.
Make your bedroom a gadget-free zone. Phone, tablet, computer, TV should be out of your bedroom.
In short, lead a disciplined life is what you need to catch on with your sleep.