Through articles like The Top 8 Effects and Maladies Caused by Sleep Deprivation, we have learned the value of a good night sleep. By following the guidelines below, you will ensure that you get the best sleep that you possibly can.
1. Avoid activities that involve deep concentration or high physical exertion.
These activities will increase adrenaline levels and will prevent your body and brain from achieving the state of relaxation required to achieve sleep. Therefore, try to manage your time in such a way that your deep concentration activities as well as exercise are finalized no closer than 2 hours before going to bed.
2. Avoid watching disturbing shows at night on TV.
This may also increase your adrenaline levels thereby preventing you from a good night’s sleep. In addition, these sort of shows may also prompt your brain to start thinking and analazing, thus preventing you from achieving a relaxed state.
3. Avoid eating a large meal at night.
Since having a large meal requires time to digest, this will also prevent you from falling asleep. In addition, laying down in bed immediately after a big meal interferes with the digetion process, so you not only will not get to fall asleep on time, but you won’t be able to digest the food as you should either.
4. Attempt to totally relax at the same time each night.
By doing so you condition the body to relax itself once the specific time that you choose comes every day. Ensure that at this time no thoughts other than relaxation and falling asleep come to your head. You need to really learn how to block all thoughts concerning work or other life issues that may be trying to get in your head. Listening to soothing music set at a low volume with the lights off can help you relax and achieve the state necessary to go to sleep.