Not all of us are blessed with unlimited sleep but that's not only depended on genes but also how you shape your day and the rest of the time. In following, there are top 10 tips to help you sleep better and longer so that you can enjoy next day even better..
10. Prepare a Worthy Bed
10 Tricks for Getting Better SleepWhile your bed probably isn't the
primary cause of insomnia, snoring, or other sleep problems, it can
certainly contribute to your comfort at night. Make sure you're using
the right pillow based on your sleep type, and when it comes time to buy
a new mattress, make sure you shop smart (and don't get fleeced). Once
you know it isn't your bed, you can start getting to the bottom of your
sleep issues. Photo by Daehyun Park.
9. Eat Better
10 Tricks for Getting Better SleepWhat you eat can greatly affect how
you sleep, even during the early half of the day. Eat breakfast first
thing in the morning to sleep better at night, and make sure it's a big
one. After eating well throughout the day, avoid eating spicy or junk
foods at night, and instead choose something that will help you drift
off. And remember: no booze! Not only will it not help you get to sleep,
it'll cause you to snore all night, too. Photo by D Sharon Pruitt.
8. Wake Up Pleasantly, Not Roughly
10 Tricks for Getting Better SleepThe days of the ever-annoying
*bzzt*-*bzzt*-*bzzt* alarms are over. Instead of being jerked awake by
an old clock, consider getting a smart alarm app for your phone, like
our favorites for iPhone and Android. Then, try waking yourself up more
comfortably. If you need a bit more of a push, of course, we've got more
methods for manipulating yourself to wake up. And, whenever possible,
do it without stimulants—caffeine can wreak havoc with your brain and
body. Photo by Lars Plougmann.
7. Exercise in the Morning
10 Tricks for Getting Better SleepExercising in the morning or
afternoon—not at night—can help deepen your sleep and make sure you fall
asleep quicker, according to a study by the National Sleep Foundation.
If you aren't much of an exerciser, there's no better time than now to
upgrade your health and fitness routine than now. Photo by lu-lu.
6. Fix Your Sleeping Position
10 Tricks for Getting Better SleepYou may not realize it over the
course of the night, but your sleeping position could not be great for
your body—or the quality of shuteye you get. Find out which sleeping
style is best for you, and make a conscious effort to fix it when you go
to bed, and you'll wake up feeling more refreshed in the morning.
5. Cool Yourself Off at Night
10 Tricks for Getting Better SleepCooling down your body temperature
makes a huge difference in how easy it is to fall asleep, but that can
be hard to do when it's hot outside (or when your significant other has
body temperature nearing the surface of the sun). From DIY air
conditioners to cooling pillows to more extreme methods, we've got the
lowdown on staying cool while you sleep. Just make sure you don't wake
up freezing in the morning—that's never a fun way to start the day.
Photo by Rob.
4. Get the Perfect Amount of Sleep
Tricks for Getting Better SleepNot everyone needs the same exact amount
of sleep, but with a little trial and error, you should find your sweet
spot pretty easily. Count back 7.5 hours from when you need to wake up,
and make sure you get to bed at that time—then adjust accordingly. Of
course, you could also try a webapp like Sleepyti.me to help you
calculate the perfect number of hours, too.
3. Learn to Nap Like a Pro
10 Tricks for Getting Better SleepIf you feel yourself getting drowsy
during the day, you might be tempted to nap—but that can be disastrous
for your sleep schedule if done incorrectly. Learn to master the power
nap, then calculate the best time to nap and crank one out then (if you
have a hammock, all the better). And, if you really want to make the
most of your naps, try a caffeine nap to reboot your brain in the middle
of the day. Photo by Dion Hinchcliffe.
2. Cultivate the Perfect Evening Routine
10 Tricks for Getting Better SleepAs the end of the day rolls around,
you should be winding yourself down for bed to get the best sleep
possible. If you really want to fall asleep easily, take some time to
cultivate the perfect evening routine—some light reading, a nice bubble
bath, and something that doesn't involve a backlit screen—to fall asleep
quickly and keep your energy up the next day. Photo by Chelsea Oakes.
1. Get Some Help From Technology
10 Tricks for Getting Better SleepIf your sleep cycle seems beyond
repair, you might need to get some outside help...from our favorite
therapist, technology. From cheap methods like sleep tracking apps to
full-on sleep tracking gadgets like the Wakemate, we've tested a number
of technological sleep aids and found them to be rather helpful. If
you're really motivated, you can reboot your entire sleep cycle and get
the rest you deserve, and your midday self will thank you for it.