There are upsides to being a light sleeper, which includes the fact that you can easily hear anyone trying to creep up on you and you’ll always hear your alarm ring. Sadly, however, the downsides outweigh the upside. There are so many people in the world who suffer from light sleeping, this means they either have trouble falling asleep or they can’t stay asleep. All this contribute to being cranky and unproductive during the day. Keep on reading to find out 8 tips that can deal with this problem!
Make your bedroom your sleep sanctuary. This means eliminating all other activities that do not relate to sleep. Activities such as eating, watching TV or working should no longer be done in the bedroom. By doing this, your subconscious will know that when you come into your bedroom, it’s time to sleep.
When it’s time for you to go to bed, keep away your mobile devices and all other forms of electronic gadgets because they act as distractions. The light from these electronics trick your subconscious into thinking it is still daytime, thereby delaying the sleeping process
Turn off all the lights in your bedroom as they make it harder to fall asleep. It’s best to make use of an eye mask. These shut out the light from windows, under doors and from electronics.
Caffeine keeps you alert and awake, so it’s definitely not the best thing to take when you’re trying to fall asleep. Try and cut it out after 5 PM, and if you are still finding yourself having trouble getting to sleep, try rolling it back to 4 PM and so on.
When you eat, your body converts the food to energy. You aren’t going to be burning this energy while you sleep, so instead, it would be keeping you awake.
Being physically active during the day helps you fall asleep much faster at night!
White noise cancels out any unwanted background noise, letting you get a good night’s sleep, but also letting you hear your alarm clock in the morning.
If all else fails, you should probably get a sleep test from a doctor.
With these tips, you’re on your way to long nights of uninterrupted sleep!