Sticking to a sleep schedule
You should have a sleep schedule so you can make sure you go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. This ensures you get 7 to 8 hours of sleep. The amount of sleep needed varies from one person to another. There are those who need only 7 hours, while some need up to 9 hours of sleep.
The hours you need to sleep is going to determine when you go to bed and wake up.
Your circadian rhythm is going to improve when you follow your sleep schedule, and you start feeling tired at the same time every night, which is a sign you need to go to bed. You will also find yourself getting up at the same time every morning because your body has completed the last sleep cycle.
Avoid naps during the day because it is going to make it harder for you to fall asleep at night.
Adjusting daytime habits
Your quality of sleep starts to be determined earlier in the day. Your habits during the day will affect your sleep. Make sure what you do is going to improve your sleep.
Some of the things you can do to improve the quality of your sleep include getting enough exercise during the day, watching your alcohol consumption, maintaining a healthy diet, and cutting down on nicotine.
Working on your pre-bed routine
You should put effort into establishing and developing good evening and morning routines because it is going to have a big impact on your sleep. More and more people are getting interested in this. Having a pre-bed routine that you start about an hour before bedtime is going to help you in unwinding and getting the brain and body ready for sleep.
It might take some time to find a routine that works for you, but it is going to be worth it. Choose two or three things and start doing them before your go to bed. You will then adjust the routine until you end up with something that works for you.
You can also include habits like drinking only non-caffeinated herbal teas or water, not eating anything heavy, avoiding screens, taking a bath, and decreasing the amount of light you are exposing yourself to, especially blue light. By establishing a good bedtime routine when you lie down on one of our Purple mattresses you will be sure to get a peaceful night’s sleep.
There are some supplements that have been shown to help with sleep. A common supplement is Melatonin. This works because it increases blood levels of melatonin, which is the hormone responsible for sleep. Other supplements you can use to improve sleep include lavender, ginkgo, magnesium, and valerian root.