Good Sleep Starts Before Bedtime
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It begins much earlier in your day. Your entire lifestyle affects your sleep. Your diet, your habits – they all tie together to either help you sleep … or to keep you lying awake at night, wondering what to do for better sleep. By making a few lifestyle choices you can improve your nightly sleep today! A good mattress, a healthy meal, and maybe fewer cups of coffee can turn you into a master of sleep.
Cut off the caffeine
Sure, we all love our coffee or tea. But toward the end of the day, it’s time to start cutting back. A general rule of thumb for better sleep is to cut off caffeine consumption by 12 p.m. This gives your body enough time to process the caffeine, use it, and then be rid of it. Some people are more caffeine-tolerant than others, so your cut-off time can be based on your own personal feeling. Try cutting the caffeine around noon and see how you feel.
Embrace a routine
Eat a healthy dinner
Enjoying a healthy meal isn’t just good for your waistline, it’s good for sleep, too! Research shows that certain foods can help you sleep, such as complex carbs and poultry.When eaten together, complex carbs and poultry can increase the production of serotonin, a hormone that contributes to feelings of well-being. Those Mexican quinoa stuffed peppers are sounding pretty good right about now.
Bonus tip: Try drinking tart cherry juice before bed! Experts found that it might even be more effective than melatonin.
Make your surroundings sleep friendly
Adjusting your lifestyle can lead to sounder sleep and better rest at night. And oh, look at that – we found some Sleep Number® beds on sale. Invest in a good mattress and make a few lifestyle changes to enhance your rest and enjoy the benefits of good sleep!
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