Your body’s internal clock provides signals for when it’s ready to go to sleep. Make sure you listen to it. Go to bed when your body signals to you that it’s tired. And likewise, don’t go to bed unless you ARE tired.
Buy a good mattress and pillow. Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet and the right temperature. A temperature between 16 and 18°C is ideal.1,3
If you can’t control the noise or light in you room, try using some ear plugs or an eye mask.
1. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/sleep-hygieneaccessed 15 July 2019.
Before you go to bed, avoid stressful, stimulating activities like doing work or discussing emotional issues. These things can cause your body to secrete the stress hormone ‘cortisol’, which is associated with increased alertness.3 If you tend to take your problems to bed, try writing them down and putting them aside.4
Do a few things that you find relaxing 1 to 2 hours before bed. For example:
4. https://sleep.org/articles/temperature-for-sleep/ . accessed 25 June 2019.
5. Hirotsu Cet al.Sleep Sci. 2015 Nov; 8(3): 143–152.
7.http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tipsaccessed 15 July 2019.
Switch off your devices one hour before bed. Texting and checking e-mail or social media before bed can keep you awake for longer.
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