Everybody needs a different amount of sleep to function fully. Yes, the average healthy length for getting a good night’s sleep is 6-8 hours, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily fit into that frame. The first thing you need to do is get to know yourself and your own needs.
If you have trouble falling asleep:
- The optimal time to fall asleep is between 22:00 and 23:30.
- Sleeping on your back and stomach is very comfortable, but these are postures that inhibit the process of the internal organs and the condition of the spine. Instead, try lying on your left side, especially if you have an intestinal tract problem, and if you are struggling with stress and feel palpitations during your daily routine – falling asleep on your right side is for you.
- Sleep in the dark. Try to darken your bedroom as much as possible. The blue light that our bodies absorb daily from all the LED lights, computer monitors and phones sharpens and stresses the central nervous system, keeps it alert, and boosts performance. It is therefore extremely important for the brain to find peace and calm in darkness.
- Remove the monitor and replace it with paper. 20-30 minutes of reading a book before sleep lowers stress levels by up to 68%. Avoid reading newspapers and magazines. If you’re struggling with a depressive state, choose a novel with a light humorous note or in the crime genre. Stirs up the imagination and interest in the thrill of living. If your daily life is hectic and cluttered with stress, try reading poems. Their rhythm slows yours and calms the pace of your nervous system.
– Drink tea 30 minutes before sleep. It is no secret, nor coincidence, that herbal potions have been a tool for dealing with all kinds of anxieties and illnesses since the world began. Tea before sleep can calm the rhythm of your nervous system, warms the internal organs, creating a feeling of inner comfort, and have a beneficial effect on the brain. It is important to choose a tea without caffeine. Try Lavender, Lemon Balm, Passionflower, or Chamomile.