Sleep Problems: A Quick Fix Guide (Guest Post)

Do you find yourself groggy and irritable upon waking up in the morning? Then you are probably not getting enough rest. A majority of adults greatly underestimate the importance of getting a full eight hours sleep. With work pressures and the myriad distractions of internet and entertainment gadgets, settling down into bed for actual sleep is being pushed later and later.

And then, there are also some people who find themselves too wound-up to shut their brains off, ending up lying awake hour after hour. Unless your sleep problems are caused by a medical condition, you could improve the quality of your rest by including minor changes in your night time routine. Read below for some quick fixes for common sleep problems.

  • Be more active during the day. Leading a sedentary life does not allow you to feel physically tired enough to go to sleep at night. Exercise seems to improve not only sleep, but also mood and energy levels. If you are too busy to go to the gym, a simple walk around the parking lot or using the stairs will do just fine. Pack some athletic shoes along and get moving after your day’s work.
  • Get up earlier. Sleeping until noon messes up with your body’s circadian rhythm. If you observe that you tend to get sleepy only after midnight, then chances are, you are now getting up early enough. Even if you don’t have to be anywhere at nine o’clock, get into the habit of waking up at eight am at the latest. You will find your days becoming more productive too.
  • Impose a caffeine moratorium after three pm. If you need to be asleep by ten or eleven am, then you should consume your last frappe no later than 3pm. That way, your body will have more than enough time to clear the caffeine from your system by night time.
  • Make your bedroom conducive for rest and relaxation. A room that is too noisy, too messy, or too chaotic does not exactly invite slumber. Take out everything not necessary for sleeping, such as the TV. Install some mood lighting (like an inexpensive low-wattage lamp) and pipe in some soothing music. Aromatherapy can also work wonders: lavender and chamomile essential oils are said to promote better sleep.
  • Invest in a good comfy bed and pillows. If your living room couch is a lot more comfortable and inviting than your bed, then you shouldn’t be surprised if you find yourself staying more in the couch. A bed is an essential piece of furniture, and you really should get the best that you can afford. Get a mattress that provides adequate support for your neck and back when lying in various positions. Also, you will really find it worthwhile to splurge on good, fluffy pillows and a set of luxurious bed linens with a high thread count. Make your bed as inviting as possible, and you will soon find yourself actually looking forward to catching forty winks.

Author Bio- Sunny is a Global Brand Manager at Mattressnextday.co.uk – The UK’s no1 supplier for memory foam mattress. Mattressnextday sells well known names such as: Sealy mattress, Silentnight mattress, Sleepeezee, Dream Works, Serene, Sprungland just to name a few. For more information see their website: http://www.mattressnextday.co.uk/

 

 

 

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Important:
The Sleep Blog does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Instead, this website provides general information for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care provider if you have questions or concerns regarding any medical condition or treatment.

8 thoughts on “Sleep Problems: A Quick Fix Guide (Guest Post)”

  1. Actually, there is another small technique you could do for better sleep quality –

    When you lie down on the bed to go to sleep, simply relax your whole body, from your feet to your face.First feel your feet fully relax, then your legs, your hips, your waist, your chest, your neck and finally your head.Have every muscle, every limb relax. The only feeling that should remain is relaxation.With this feeling, go to sleep.

    http://newgen.nithyananda.org/extraordinary-powers/conquer-your-sleep-like-arjuna/

  2. I have had problems sleeping and i do not want to take sleeping pills or Tylenol PM. These tips are great, but also I have discovered this product called BeautySleep. It’s great. It definitely works.

  3. I’d also like to add that many sleeping issues point to a more serious condition of sleep apnea. If you think you or someone you know may have it, it’s important to speak with your doctor and find a treatment option.

  4. My work takes me all over the world. So my internal clock gets really wonky. Jet lag is a serious problem for me. My wife does not travel like I do but has been a lifelong insomniac. At one point we were makeiing the jokethat we were “two ships that passed in the night” cuz one of us would be up reading or whatever while the other was sleeping – then we would switch places! Fast forward a few years. We now drink Van Winkle’s 40 Winks Tea. It tastes good and works like a champ! I don’t drink it all the time cuz I think sleep is a habit like anything else. But when I or my wife get out of sync, we just have a cup of 40 winks tea. Highly recommended!

  5. Glad I found this blog. I’ve just started documenting my sleeping problems and thought reading other blogs on sleeping would be interesting! Your posts are good 🙂

  6. I feel like its a silly question lol, but when did you ladies start dress shopping?
    Just to ensure you have enough time to allow for alterations and I guess to allow time to order things in…other things I havent considered, etc haha. Whats a good time frame to work with?
    Ive been engaged since late Aug 2012, and the wedding will be Feb 2014, at first I thought id wait until about mid 2013 before I started thinking about it. But time flew by and im getting excited!
    I have in my mind the type of dress shape and silhouette. I have began to search the style online and I have a magazine clipping of what im looking for too.
    So do you think its still a litte early for me to organise the first dress shopping expedition? Or wait a few more months?
    Also, has anyone had experiences with buying wedding dresses in dudool.com? I fell in love with one of their dresses lol. I love such style.

    Thanks, any advice, stories or discussion on your first dress shopping expeditions welcomed!
    Cheeky

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