3 Tips to Help You Sleep Well

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Sleep is necessary for all humans’ survival. It refreshes you and gives you the energy to get through all your daily tasks. Not being able to sleep is one of the worst feelings possible. Keep these tips in mind if you are struggling to rest at night.

Decrease Stress

Stress can keep you awake even when you are exhausted. While not all sleep problems are caused by excessive stress, the two can be linked. If you think that your stress may be causing your insomnia, consider talking to psychiatrists like Jack Wu MD. They can help you discuss the ways in which stress is affecting your life and ways to decrease it.

Exercise

If you are tired, you are more likely to sleep well. Most Americans today have sedentary jobs, so they do not perform the physical labor for which their bodies are designed. If you do not exercise as much as you should in the course of an ordinary workday, schedule time to work out. You can go to the gym, lift weights and run if you have the time and resources, but even just going for an evening walk can increase your chances of a good night’s sleep.

Reduce Screen Time

The light that the screens on your phone, computer and TV emit can keep you awake. Try not to use these devices for an hour before bedtime. If you must use your phone, change the settings to make the screen darker and to change its color. Additionally, watching TV, answering work emails or checking social media can wake up your mind. Try to keep your pre-bedtime activities calm by doing things like talking to your family or reading a book.

Since every person’s body is different, so is their sleep cycle. Keep these tips in mind and don’t be afraid to make a lifestyle change if you need help settling down for the night.

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