Approximately 70 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep problems, and there’s no amount of sleep medicines that’ll do the trick time in, time out. Therefore, we’ve compiled three simple tips you can add to your day-to-day routine so you can catch up on some richly deserved ZZZ’s.
Watch What You Eat and Drink:
It goes without saying that too much coffee or soft drinks severely limits your intake, energy, and disrupts a natural sleep cycle. There are healthy, yet tasty, foods and drinks you can incorporate to your daily routine to help ease you to sleep later on. Foods such as, rice, yogurt, bananas, salmon, and tuna are a better alternative to sleep medicines. Add fruits to water to increase your water intake, fruits like strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, and so on.
Stay Active During the Day:
We don’t mean that you need to push your body to extreme levels in the day, but a bit of physical activity can do wonders. Take the stairs, stretch, have a walking meeting, take a casual stroll on your lunch break, the list is endless really. Remember, it’s the little things that make a huge difference.
Mentally Wind Down:
While this sounds incredibly easy, it is actually pretty difficult to tell the mind to quiet down! There are some people who think things through in bed, whether it’s rehashing the day or creating a list of things to do the following morning; bottom line, your mind needs a breather. Try to do all your thinking before you get into bed, write it all down, or take a relaxing bath to gather your thoughts instead.