Tossing and turning at night? Do you have trouble falling asleep? You’re not alone. Insomnia affects more people in the UK than you might think, and in extreme cases, it can have a detrimental effect on a person’s life. Someone who has trouble getting enough sleep might experience a lack of energy in the day or find it difficult to concentrate at work.
Thankfully, there are a number of simple changes you can make to get a better night’s sleep. Here are three cheap and simple ways to improve your night’s sleep. You’ll thank yourself for reading this article tomorrow morning!
3Regulate the temperature of your bedroom
Studies show that people find it difficult to sleep when it’s too hot or cold. Finding the right temperature can be tricky, but you might want to keep your window slightly open during the summer and use a duvet with a light thickness. In the winter, sleep with a thicker duvet and close your window to stop your sleep being ruined.
2Turn off screens before you go to bed
Research suggests that staring at a screen late at night can lead to restless sleep, especially smartphones, tablets and laptops. Turn off LED screens about an hour before you plan on falling asleep. Resist the urge to check your smartphone for messages and emails as this can over stimulate your brain. If you still find it difficult to nod off, read a book until you feel sleepy.
1Make sure you have a comfortable place to sleep
Your bed can make all the difference when it comes to falling asleep. Make sure your duvet is properly fitted to its duvet cover and you are wearing comfortable clothing. If loud noise is keeping you up at night, invest in a pair of earplugs, which you can keep next to your bed in the daytime. Pop these in your ears to drown out any excessive noise and get a better night’s sleep, starting from tonight! Good luck!
There are loads of ways in which you can improve your night’s sleep. If some of the ways listed above have not worked for you then there are other things you could try such as natural light alarm clocks. People have started to use these clocks to improve their sleeping patterns and allow them to wake up more naturally.