5 Step Guide to a Healthier Night's Sleep
Sleeping problems become obvious to the majority of the adult population, as well as children, in Australia and across the world. Troubles falling asleep, waking up during the night, light sleep etc. affecting every aspect of our daily life.
Sleep insufficiency is linked to motor accidents, health problems, and occupational errors. Difficulty performing daily tasks is only the tip of the iceberg. Severe sleep deprivation leads to chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression and obesity. Sleep affects how we look, feel and perform on a daily basis. Sleep has a major impact on our overall quality of life.
Sleep may seem like a passive and dormant state. However, during sleep, our body and mind go through a restorative process that includes but is not limited to: removing toxins, consolidating memory (moving memories from short-term storage to long-term storage), and boosting the immune system. It is a time of growth and repair. A Good night's sleep affects your learning abilities, intelligence and general performance during the day.
If you are one of many having trouble sleeping, this is a simple 5 step guide that will help you to restore this most natural ability.
- Turn off all your electronic devices 1 hour before you go to sleep. Blue light emitted by phones, tablets, TV screens disrupts natural sleep pattern by changing melatonin (i.e. sleep hormone) levels.
- Reading a book, gentle stretching and listening to the music. Three wonderful ways to condition your body before going to bed.
- Practicing gratitude. Bring to mind 3 things that you are grateful for. You may even write down a couple of sentences that will bring to mind one of those events. It’s a known scientific fact that feelings of gratitude help regulate hormonal levels in your body.
- Take a hot shower or bath. Taking a bath has a relaxing effect but also decreases body temperature that may help you fall into a restful sleep.
- Meditate. Meditation has known calming effects, also it helps to restore natural balance to your body and mind.
As a token of gratitude to our customers we offer a free guided meditation that will ease you into deep restful sleep so when you wake up you will feel refreshed and full of new vitality.
About Tomek Wyczesany.
Tomek is a sleeping expert at Beddingco. He holds PhD in science from University of Sydney. He works with clients with sleeping disorders to help them restore natural sleep patterns.