5 tips for getting a healthy night’s sleep

A few tips to help you fight your insomnia and get the restful sleep you need to be healthy, alert, and happy

Stress is a killer, everyone knows that. While there are many things that you can do to help reduce the stress in your life, studies show that getting a healthy night’s sleep shows up at the top of the list each and every time.

So, it stands to reason that if you want to live a less stressful life, you need help curing or reducing insomnia you may be suffering from. It is estimated that over half of the people in Canada, and elsewhere, suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives. Keeping that in mind, read on below for a few of the top tips for getting a healthy night’s sleep, so that you can lead a stress-free existence.

Purchase a sleep chair

For people who are stressed, have back problems, or just need a change in environment to be able to fall to sleep at night, purchasing The Perfect Sleep Chair with therapeutic heat and massage could be the best way to get a good night’s sleep. From the ability to adjust the chair to any position you want to the high-density foam that is made with comfort in mind, this chair is the best way to get the rest from insomnia that you need.

Create a sleep-inducing environment

healthy night's sleepMost people already know that a cool, dark environment is the best bet for getting a good night’s sleep. You need to keep your bedroom between 60 and 75 degrees and make sure the room is well-ventilated for maximum comfort. No one can sleep if they are constantly tossing and turning because it’s too hot in the room they are sleeping in. Many people use sound machines to create a white noise environment and make sure that the room is dark before you lay down to sleep.

Create a pre-sleep routine

The worst thing you can do is go from exciting activity to trying to go right to sleep. It’s important to establish a pre-sleep routine that works for you. Things to avoid doing right before bed include working, discussing emotional issues, working on your to-do list for the next day, and exercising. Suggestions for a pre-sleep routine include taking a relaxing bath, reading a book, or watching TV. Creating that pre-sleep routine will train your body to go to sleep after this routine is performed.

Sleep when you’re tired

Struggling to go to sleep when your body isn’t tired is going to do nothing but stress you out and cause frustration. If you aren’t asleep within 20 minutes of going to bed give it up and go into another room to read or do something relaxing until your body is tired enough to sleep.

Stick with your routine

Any and all of these tips could help you to overcome your insomnia and get a good night’s sleep. However, the biggest thing is to stick to your routines and not stray. If you choose to purchase a sleep chair and then only use it one or two times a month, it’s not going to do you much good. If you still have problems with sleeping after following the tips above, it’s a good idea to consult your doctor to see if there may be a more serious underlying cause.

These are just a few tips to help you fight your insomnia and get the restful sleep you need to be healthy, alert, and happy. Following them can help you with your stress levels and sticking with a routine can improve your sleep. Again, if these tips don’t work for you, please seek help from your doctor to see what the cause of your insomnia might be.

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