Sleep is a luxury.
It is something we like to do most of the time but can’t, or we think we cannot afford to. There are a lot of things to do and accomplish, and sleeping will not help. It may even be considered a waste of time.
Sleep is important to health because you give your body a chance to recharge, rest and recover from the day’s hard work. With enough sleep, you can help minimize the risks of diseases associated with the lack of sleep.
To have a great sleep each night, something we all need, here are the keys to making it happen:
Log off from social media
Make this a non-negotiable habit. Make it a tool that works for you, not the other way around. Log out from social media once it is bedtime, and even before. Don’t allow yourself to take a peek for five minutes because it does not really mean five minutes. It usually stretches to an hour or two. What you can do is turn off your phone and go to sleep. Less distraction and less temptation for you.
A good nightcap
A warm cup of milk or chamomile tea goes a long way. If you will have something, make it either, instead of having a midnight snack. A good nightcap will put you right to sleep and a good one, too.
Rest and relax
Slow down a few hours before you go to bed. This means not working out or pumping your adrenaline by drinking coffee. Rest and relax to condition your body to have a good night sleep.
Sleep in a friendly room and bed
Make your room conducive to sleeping. This means no distractions, lights off, comfortable bed and linens, or as comfortable as you can make it. Your room is as important as sleeping early and without distractions.
The best kind of sleep are also the ones we have prepared for, something we need to do and make a habit of each night.
This article originally appeared in HealthDelight. Reposted with permission.