There are times our adult lives when we seen to be so overwhelmed by our day to day activities that we forgot what it is like to sleep well, or even how to get to sleep. This article focuses on simple strategies to help get you to sleep or improve your sleep and bedtime routines. If you have any concerns at all with any aspects of your sleep routine, it in important to seek professional advice.
What is good night sleep?
When you wake up feeling refreshed, eager to get out of bed and start the day, when your mind is clear and your mood evenly balanced, you know that you’ve had a good night’s sleep.
Is the quality of sleep more important than the quantity of sleep?
Quality and quantity of sleep are equally important in determining a good night’s sleep. If sleep is disrupted and not refreshing enough for any reason, the length of time sleeping will not improve matters. Similarly, if you do not sleep long enough for your needs, even good quality sleep will not be of much help.
Is it important to get to bed at the same time every night?
No, the most important factor determining your bedtime should be your level of sleepiness. If you’re not feeling sleepy, getting into bed will just lead you to toss and turn you will feel frustrated at being unable to get to sleep.
Is it important to get out of bed at the same time every morning?
This is much more important than going to bed at the same time every night. Most of us who work get up at the same time every day. We all need to accomplish certain tasks in the morning and get to our workplace or start our work at a certain time. This helps to keep the circadian rhythm in check and, therefore, appropriately regulate our levels of sleepiness and wakefulness. An occasional sleep in won’t harm you but generally if you have a structured week, it is better to keep you sleep wake schedule regular, even at weekends.
What thighs are essential for a good night’s sleep?
Many factors can help to determine whether or not you get a good night’s sleep, including the time you go to bed and the time you get up, the environment you sleep in how much you consume in the way of caffeine, cigarettes and alcohol (as well as other drugs), and your general well being. Your mood, lifestyle, and physical health all have a role to play, as can a number of medical conditions.