Getting a good night’s sleep is important for leading a healthy, more productive life. However, it’s more than just a matter of getting the seven to nine hours every night. In the battle of the Night Owls versus the Early Birds it seems as though the Early Bird really does get the worm for a variety of reasons. Our natural sleep rhythms do tend to vary from person to person, but it seems as though everyone is better off going to be before midnight and waking up sometime before noon.
Our circadian rhythms are with us from the time we are born – we tend to want to be asleep when it’s dark out and awake when the sun comes up. This is one of the reasons why going to bed sometime between 9 PM and midnight is more conducive to a good night’s sleep because it falls in line with your body’s natural rhythms. But it’s also important to have a routine before going to bed to make sure that you’re getting the most out of those seven to nine hours of rest. It’s recommended that all televisions and other electronics be left out of the bedroom, reducing the number of distractions so it is easier to drift off to sleep. It is even suggested that before going to bed, write out a list or a paragraph about whatever’s on your mind to help you clear it, then leave that list outside of the bedroom. This process can help you organize your thoughts and decrease stress levels, which can help you fall asleep more easily and enjoy a more restful night.
However, with the levels of stress and crazy schedules most of us need to juggle, these habits are more easily said than done. Tossing and turning for hours before actually falling asleep, minds racing with thoughts no matter how early you go to bed, waking up before your alarm – all of these are problems that people deal with. Elements Massage in Gilbert wants to be able to help you get a better night sleep with massage therapy. Regular monthly or even weekly massages can help relieve tension and stress that causes headaches, indigestion, and restlessness, which in turn can lead to better sleeping habits. Massage is the perfect way to break the vicious circle of being tired and stressed, but too stressed to sleep well. By giving your body a chance to rebalance and realign itself, you can find a way to introduce better sleeping habits, which will improve your overall health.
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