Are you getting less than the recommended amount of sleep per night?
Welcome to the norm of modern society. Most people today hold work, school, or social activities as higher priorities. Sleep is no longer viewed as a necessity. Unfortunately, lack of sleep has grave repercussions. It affects your mental health, physical health, and quality of life. Sleep deficiency can make you irritable and more prone to damage your relationships with others. You are more susceptible to getting sick if you are not giving your body time to heal and repair itself. You will find yourself more worried, stressed, and exhausted. Sleep affects how you feel and how you function on a daily basis. It recharges you for the following day.
Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Maybe you realize the importance of sleep, but regardless of getting in bed on time, you find yourself tossing and turning into the later hours of the night. Here are several home remedies for sleep deficiency that you need to try:
- Turn off the electronics. Whatever your screen may be (television, computer, gaming system, or smartphone), it needs to be off within two hours of your bedtime. All light hinders your ability to fall asleep, but the glow from electronics is much worse. It stimulates your eyes and brain in a way that delays the release of melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone in your body. Try creating a nighttime routine that does not include technology.
2.Brew a cup of chamomile tea. The chamomile plant has been used for years as a remedy for sleep deprivation. The warmth of the tea relaxes your muscles, and the herbs act as a natural sedative. Chamomile tea is a delicious way to end your day.
3. Taking time to settle down and relax before bed is key to falling asleep quickly. Take a warm bath or a shower, make that cup of chamomile tea, slip into some comfortable pajamas, and grab a book or a magazine for reading. Reading before bed not only fills your mind with new knowledge, it has been proven to help relax both your body and mind.
4. Exercise regularly: Studies have shown that people who exercise regularly sleep better at night than those who do not. The more you exercise, the better you will sleep. If you already struggle with sleep deprivation, exercise can help improve your symptoms. It takes time to make a habit out of exercising, but it is worth it in the end.
5.Don’t drink caffeine. At least be careful not to drink it too late in the day. Some people are very sensitive to the effects of caffeine. If you notice that it hinders your sleeping process, you should stay away from it entirely. If it does not negatively affect you in the morning, just be sure to limit your intake in the afternoon and evening. Every person responds to caffeine differently, so pay attention to your own body’s reaction.