BLOGGERS NOTE: I’ve been having a hard time falling asleep and this seemed to help. Happy Panda.
Experts recommend we get seven to eight hours of snooze time per night. To solidify slumber for yourself try out these simple lifestyle tweaks…
Set the right temp: In order to drift off, your body experiences a drop in temperature. Keeping your room between 65 and 70 degrees can help induce the decrease. Any warmer or colder and you might notice that you feel restless. Adjust your thermostat until you find the temperature that works for you.
Say so long to stacks of stuff: Sleep docs say clutter can be an anxiety-inducing reminder of tasks you still have yet to get to-which can keep you from fully unwinding and slipping into rejuvenating sleep.
Punch your pillow: Okay, don’t punch your pillow but give it this test: lay it over your extended arm. Does it have a slight fold or does it hang there like a saddlebag? If it collapses, it isn’t doing its job of cradling your head and neck so you’re able to rest easy. That said, if it didn’t pass the test, it’s time to get a new one!
Which of these tricks will you try? We’d also love to hear the healthy tricks you use to get a good night’s rest.
Sources: Michael Breus, PhD, author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan; Nancy Collop, MD, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Helene A. Emsellem, MD, director of the Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders in Chevy Chase, Md., and National Sleep Foundation board member
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