Of all the way try to improve our health, one thing we never seem to focus on is the quality and amount of sleep we receive. Poor sleep patterns effect almost every aspect of our health, from metabolism and weight gain, to brain functioning and risk for disease. If you don’t have time to sleep more, there are a number of methods that can help you sleep better:
Improve your bedroom environment:
Some things may be obvious, like minimizing light and noise, but did you know that science has proven that sleep quality improves if you fall asleep cold? People who are cold when they sleep achieve REM sleep more quickly, and achieve an overall higher quality of sleep.
Have a routine:
We are all creatures of habit, and the more we can do to maintain those habits around bedtime, the more we train our body to sleep effectively. Fill your late night schedule with relaxing activities and do your best to repeat those activities in sequence each night.
Get regular Massage:
Receiving regular massage not only decreases anxiety and stress, but it also improves your bodies circulation and balance. People who receive regular massage report 40% higher quality sleep in the weeks immediately following massage treatment.
For more tips on how to achieve great sleep, check out this article from Authority Nutrition: