Living in this modern world, it’s not uncommon to experience sleep problems. From too much stress from work or school and family/relationship problems to sleep-related disorders, getting a good night’s sleep has probably never been this difficult. However, there are several things you can do if you want to improve the quality of your sleep. These and more are compiled in the infographic below, while we’ll only list three.
Pick the right sleeping position
Although all of us have a preferred sleeping position, how you sleep can determine how much sleep you’ll actually get. So there are two positions that’ll guarantee a good night’s sleep:
- If you sleep on your back, make sure you sleep on a puffy pillow, which will, in turn, reduce your back and neck pain. However, this is the worst sleep position for snorers because the soft palate more easily collapses due to gravity thus closing the airway.
- If you’re a side sleeper, sleep with your pillow in a way that it can fill the space under your neck and shoulders.
However, one position that will definitely obstruct your sleep is sleeping on your stomach. This is due to the fact that it puts pressure on your joints and muscles.
Choose your snacks carefully
If you have to snack before going to bed, make sure you do it no less than 45 minutes before going to sleep. With that being said, what you eat will also influence how fast you’ll fall asleep. The perfect combination would be carbohydrates plus calcium or protein with amino acid, tryptophan. So instead of having an ice cream or something even worse, grab a banana and a spoon of peanut butter. Not only is it tasty, but it won’t cause any problems with your sleep.
Say goodbye to hot baths and showers
Although hot baths and showers might sound relaxing, they might have the opposite effect. Since cold temperatures are a signal for your body that it’s time to sleep, if you take a hot shower before going to bed, you might feel more awake than sleepy.
These are three crucial tips that we need to take into consideration if we have or are currently experiencing difficulties sleeping. However, if these didn’t help, there are a lot more in the infographic below.
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