Tuesday, October 4, 2011
10 Tips For a Better Night Sleep
1. Turn off TVs, computers, and other blue light producers an hour before sleep. Cover any blue displays you can't shut off. I know for me I get a much better night's sleep when it is quiet and the television is turned off.
2. Avoid taking naps. Napping will just make matters worse if you have trouble falling asleep. But if you must nap, keep it brief, 20 minutes or less and do it early in the day. Any shut-eye within eight hours of your bedtime can sabotage a good night's sleep. The the afternoon slump hits. try going for a walk or getting a glass of water to regain some energy. For me, naps are not good at all. Even if I take a 20 - 30 minute nap it will mess with my sleeping pattern at night.
3. The sneezing, sniffling, and itching of allergies can cause fragmented sleep and your mattress may be to blame. Over time, it can fill with mold, dust mite droppings, and other allergy triggers. Avoid these sleep wreckers by sealing your mattress, box springs, and pillow. Make sure you keep your sheets and pillow cases cleaned as well. Also, be sure to change your pillow on a regular bases. Over time, who knows what kind of mites, bugs and other unwanted friends can end up in there.