Staying indoors for a few months now has changed not only your daily routine but also your sleep schedule because now everything is at your doorstep - whether its office work, working out, or relaxing with family. But tossing and turning at 3 a.m is not something you should get used to because it will affect your mental and physical health tremendously!
So if you need to get your sleep on track for the next day to be fruitful, try out these tricks and hacks to sleep tight!
Hacks during bedtime -
1. Best sleeping positions
By far, sleeping on your back is the best because you can allow your neck, back, and spine to rest in a neutral position. So, try this! If you love sleeping side-ways, it’s okay, just pick the correct side - Left. Backed by science, because of the position of your stomach and gastric juice, it is at right on the left side. Also, it improves blood circulation.
2. Keep your room cool
Create a cozy atmosphere before your bedtime - around 18-20 ° C, because according to experts, this will make your drowse! So, avoid a too hot or too cold place and get ready for some sweet dreams!
3. 4-7-8 Breathing method
Exhale from your mouth, touch the tip of your tongue to your upper teeth and make a whoosh sound. Close your mouth and inhale through your nose to a count of 4. Hold that breath for 7 seconds and exhale through your mouth with a whoosh sound again to a count of 8.
Tricks to do throughout the day -
1. Tackle dinner drowsiness
If you feel drowsy after your dinner meal, don’t sit on the couch! Get your body moving to avoid being lazy after dinner time because if you rest now, you will be an owl at night! And that’s something you don’t want. So wash some dishes or keep your things ready for the next day and be on the go!
2. Clock your sleep on weekdays and weekends
We know weekends can be different from weekdays because of the “no work” and “chill day” vibe, but don’t mix up your sleep time, you need to go to bed on the weekends on the same time as your weekdays to train your body and have a regular sleep schedule. You might get a little carried away because of socializing, and that’s okay, but don't let it exceed too much!
3. Expose yourself to natural light
The time clock in your body is called, circadian rhythm, which tells your body when its time for you to sleep. Natural or bright sunlight keeps your circadian rhythm healthy, so that’s something you need to work on! Work in daylight, keep your curtains open and go for morning walks overnight walks. Try these simple things and we bet, you’ll sleep like a log!
Sleep better, rest more! This is the key to your fitness journey
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