Ways to Improve Sleep Wellness

We spend approximately 33% of our lives asleep. Sleep is a big factor in our physical wellness. Here are some tips to improve your sleep wellness.

Have a routinely sleep schedule (even on the weekends)

Yes I know, even on the weekend. Having a schedule helps reinforce your body’s sleep-wake cycle and can help you fall asleep more. I know that we have been quarantined in the house for the past 5 months but since school will be starting again soon, it would be smart to start a routine.

Don’t eat or drink large amounts before bedtime

Eating before sleep can leave you awake and restless with all the food still in your stomach. Also, limit how much you drink before bed. Too much liquid can cause you to wake up repeatedly during the night for trips to the toilet. The best thing to do is to eat a light dinner two hours before bed and one cup of water before bed.

Keep pets off the bed-We love our pets but they may keep us awake with constant moving. It would be best to keep our pets off our beds and onto the floor.

Move/exercise

Exercising before bed can relieve stress and tire out your body.

Go to bed tired

Yes that doesn’t make sense but this tip goes in hand with the tip before it. If you can’t fall asleep in 15 to 20 minutes; do something. Exercise, read, writing anything( except eating ) before bed, and then go to bed tired.