Sleep hygiene is the way you prepare yourself for bed. Good hygiene gives your body the best ability to sleep well at night which avoids potential sleep disorders. This article highlights important home remedies for improving your sleep hygiene.
#1 Always use your bedroom for sleeping. Avoid sleeping on the couch in the hall.
#2 Your bed should be soft and comfortable.
#3 Your bedroom should be quiet. If you stay near the airport or near the highway (with heavy traffic), use ear plugs.
#4 Your bedroom should be dark. Computers and televisions should be switched off before you go to sleep.
#5 Avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoking for at least 3-4 hours before you sleep. These are brain stimulants.
#6 Drink milk or eat cereal if you aren’t sleepy. They contain tryptophan which make you sleepy.
#7 Some people benefit from reading a story book or newspaper.
#8 Establish a sleep ritual. Sleep and wake up at a particular time everyday. You will be fresh and energetic in the morning.
#9 Avoid oversleeping.
#10 Taking several naps in the day is not good. If you feel like taking a nap, try going to bed earlier at night.
#11 Whenever you feel tired, go to bed. Don’t push yourself too much.
#12 Avoid an “all-nighter” to study or work.
#13 Never have a heated argument just before you go to sleep.
#14 If you are stressed out, work on ways to reduce it.
#15 Exercise to improve your general health.
#16 Acid reflux can develop if you sleep frequently on a full stomach. Avoid a heavy meal.Do you have any other tips that you follow?
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