Having sleepless nights? We all have trouble sleeping from time to time, but when insomnia persists day after day, it can become a real problem. Beyond making us tired and moody, a lack of sleep can have serious effects on our health, increasing our propensity for obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
If you’ve been having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you may have turned to sleep medications in search of more restful slumber. However, these drugs can have side effects—including appetite changes, dizziness, drowsiness, abdominal discomfort, dry mouth, headaches, and strange dreams. A recent study in the British Medical Journal associated several hypnotic sleep aids, including zolpidem (Ambien) and temazepam (Restoril), with a possible increased risk of death (although it couldn’t confirm how much of the risk was related to these drugs).
How you feel during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep. Similarly, the cure for sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine. Your sleep schedule, bedtime habits, and day-to-day lifestyle choices can make an enormous difference to the quality of your nightly rest.
The following tips will help you optimize your sleep so you can be productive, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all day long. Here are the ways by which you can make your sleep better:
- Keep your bed for sleeping and don’t use a computer or watch the television in the bed, the Daily Express reported.
- In the evening avoid exposure to bright lights, as it lowers melatonin levels and your brain’s signal that it is time to go to sleep.
- One should not consume large carbohydrate-rich meals before bed and caffeine rich drinks.
- One should avoid doing workout just before you go to sleep.
- Lastly, one should try to maintain a sleep time.
Follow these above steps, will makes your sleep better & effective day by day.