We all know that sleep is important for our physical and mental health.
It has been shown time and time again that the body is recovering while we sleep, and yet most of us don’t have very optimal sleep habits.
How do we go about fixing that and improving the quality of our sleep? Keep reading for a few tips and tricks to get those zzz’s!
Try to wake up/go to bed around the same time each day. If you’re constantly waking up at different times, it’s impossible for your body to get adjusted to a healthy sleep routine.
Be mindful of what you eat and drink. Avoid caffeine late in the day, and be mindful of alcohol consumption close to bedtime.
Limit naps during the day, and try to keep them under 20 minutes if you have to. Research has shown that the best time to nap is after lunch in the early afternoon.
Adjust the temperature. You don’t want your bedroom to be too hot OR too cold. Most research shows that around 65 degrees is optimal.
Make sure you’re exercising and getting movement in each day. The experts recommend not exercising too intensely close to bedtime though, because it can affect your body’s ability to wind down.
Make a pre-bedtime routine!
Poor habits before bed can contribute to having sleep problems. Some examples of what to include:
Put your phone and TV away for at least 30 minutes before.
Avoid bright lights to start to transition to bedtime.
Quiet reading and soothing music
Did you know?! According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly one-third of people who have undergone a chiropractic adjustment say they experience an immediate improvement in sleep!
The benefits of getting adjusted at Health First Chiropractic include:
- Releasing muscle tension – Dr. Cherine always incorporates some muscle work if needed!
- Taking the body out of pain and discomfort,
- Improving central nervous system function.
- RELAX – you know that dreamy feeling after your power’s back on!
Ready to get on your way to better sleep?! Schedule today at calendly.com/drcherinevw !