Side Street Style: 3 easy ways to get a better nights sleep

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03/01/2022

3 easy ways to get a better nights sleep

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Falling asleep can be a real challenge (it's something I struggle with), especially when you're awake at 3 a.m, staring at the ceiling waiting for dawn.

My mind often goes into overdrive at night and I struggle to drift off or settle but while this is of course very tiring in itself I do know that there are healthy sleep habits one can do to prevent this and that is what I am going to be working on this year. 

I've done a fair amount of research showing several habits and practices that I really meant to help improve your chances of more restful slumber. Some of the changes are pretty minor, which can feel less overwhelming for those with busy lifestyles or shift work. This is what I have learnt so far and will be trying out this year in an aim to get more sleep because as we all know a goodnight sleep can have a huge positive impact on our health and well-being, 


Turn your Bedroom's Environment into Sleep- Inducing One

Did you know that a quiet, dark, and relaxed environment helps promote sound slumber? For achieving such an environment, it is wise to cut down the outside noise using earplugs. Try using heavy curtains, eye masks to block light, and blackout shades. Also, make sure that the room is well ventilated and is equipped with comfortable pillows and mattresses.

It is advisable to limit your bedroom activities and keep it a place that has a real focus on sleep. So it's advised to keep TVs, computers, and work materials out of your room. After all, these slight changes will go a long way in strengthening your mental association between sleep and the bedroom.


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Consider Supplements

Numerous supplements have the reputation of inducing sleep and relaxation. Some of the best ones include

CBD Oil - The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating the circadian rhythm. Researching through valuable resources like buymellow, you see that the oil works wonders in maintaining various body functions. Some of the best benefits include appetite, sleep, and mood. Thus, the magical plant helps fall asleep early and stay asleep for a more extended period.

Ginkgo biloba - This natural herb has a gazillion benefits for aiding sleep, reducing stress, and inducing relaxation. However, the evidence is limited. However, health professionals recommend taking 250 mg around 30-60 minutes before bed.

Magnesium - Responsible for over 600 reactions, magnesium helps improve relaxation and enhance sleep quality.

Lavender - Lavender is potent and has various health benefits as a natural herb. It induces a calming and sedentary effect for sleep improvement. Thus, take 80-160 mg of the herb, and you're sure to get a good night's sleep.

Ensure trying these supplements one at a time and consult your Dr beforehand if you have additional medical conditions or allergies. While there isn't a magic bullet for sleep problems, CBD oil certainly proves beneficial.


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Go to Sleep When You're Truly Tired

Struggling to fall may lead to frustration. If you aren't sleeping after 20 minutes, it is wise to get out of bed and go to another room. Try doing something relaxing, like listening to music or light reading, until your body demands relaxation.

The Bottom Line

Sleep plays an imperative role in your health and well-being. Studies show that not getting enough sleep, less than 7-8 hours per night, increases your risk of developing heart diseases and diabetes.

If maintaining a top-notch health interest you, make sure to make sleep your top priority, incorporating the tips mentioned above.

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