A good night's sleep is essential for a happy, healthy body and a calm, sharp mind. If you aren't sleeping well, you may consider a visit to a sleep lab for a sleep study. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you relax your body and mind in order to get the restful sleep you need:
Turn Off All Electronics
The glow from computer screens, smartphones, and TVs can confuse your brain and alter the circadian rhythms that signal your body when it’s time to sleep. Power off your electronics a few hours before bed, and your brain will be ready to power off when it's bedtime. Make your bedroom a gadget-free zone to ensure quality sleep.
Set A Regular Bedtime
Bedtimes aren't just for kids—everyone needs a regular bedtime. Your body will get used to relaxing and falling sleep at a certain time and your mind will relax in anticipation of upcoming rest. Try to stick to your bedtime even on weekends.
Create A Bedtime Routine
Help yourself relax and unwind each day and prepare your body and mind for sleep. After dinner, wrap up any tasks you need to do for the next morning and prepare everything you need to start the day—this will prevent you from stressing about what you need to do as you try to fall asleep. Have a nice bath, read a book, or spend time in mediation to give your body and mind a chance to relax.
Your bedroom should be a welcoming, comfortable place for you to relax and sleep. Set the temperature in your room to a cool yet comfortable level, and fill your bed with supportive pillows needed for a pleasant night's sleep. Keep your room dark and quiet—you will feel yourself relaxing and sleeping better.
If you want to undergo a sleep study to determine whether you are experiencing the symptoms of a sleep disorder, come to Comfort Sleep. Our sleep lab has the equipment and expertise to diagnose sleep apnea and snoring problems. Call (732) 455-3030 today.