Helpful Tips for Getting Better Sleep

Helpful Tips for Getting Better Sleep from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

My day-to-day life is packed with activities that require my full attention. Between work, housework, and family life, I often find there’s little time for much else. With my busy schedule, it’s more important than ever for me to get enough sleep. However, when the time finally does come to unwind and get some shut-eye, the day’s stress has a way of keeping me awake. This ultimately makes it impossible for me to get the rest I need. But in discovering these tips for getting better sleep, I’ve gotten through my bedtime struggles, and I wake energized for another great day.

Drink More Water

My doctor often tells me to drink more water, but I never thought dehydration could be contributing to my sleep troubles. In a world run by coffee addicts—myself included—it’s normal for me to prefer a good cup of joe over tasteless water. But the energy I receive from coffee is often fleeting, and I crash before I can hit my peak productivity. This leaves me drained, but still very much awake. Water, on the other hand, supplies me with cleaner energy without the crashes, and I feel better both going to bed and waking up in the morning.

Limit Naps

I’m guilty of partaking in the occasional nap to revive my midday energy, and naps have been preventing me from falling asleep at night. Since I’m recharging my battery only partway during the day, falling asleep when I need to has become harder. This results in pushed-back, inconsistent bedtimes and an unsatisfying night’s rest. I’ve found that limiting my naps to 15 minutes—if I nap at all—has greatly increased my level of tiredness at night, making it easier for me to devote a consistent eight hours to sleep.

Put Down the Phone

If you’re anything like me, your phone is probably attached to your hip every day. Unfortunately, the blue light generated by touch screen phones can trick our brains into thinking it’s still daytime. Because of this, checking my phone in bed makes me less tired and makes resting harder. Once I broke my habit of checking my phone in bed, I’ve been able to fall asleep quicker and feel more rested in the morning.

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