Having trouble falling asleep? Do you get to your bed, all tired and ready to drift away, only for your tiredness to just disappear when you hit the sheets? You see, sleeping has a lot more to do with habit than it does with just being tired. You can be drowsy all day and still lay awake in bed all night if you don’t have a sleep schedule. For your best performance, you need to sleep for 6-8 hours a night. You sleep should be uninterrupted and high quality for the best results.
You may be able to pull a day without sleeping much but if you keep this up, you’ll hit a point where you can’t think straight and your body will feel so much heavier. If feeling fatigued all the time isn’t your favorite thing, then these tips for better sleep will help you be sharp and alert during the day and able to take care of anything life throws your way. Here’s how you can fix your sleep patterns.
Take a Melatonin Supplement
Drugs like Zolpidem and Benzodiazepines can be habit-forming and aren’t a reliable method of putting yourself to sleep. Melatonin is naturally produced by your body to help you fall asleep. If you don’t have a sleep schedule, your body doesn’t know when you start producing melatonin. Taking a cap of melatonin before bed can really help you fix your biological bedtime.
Eliminate Blue Light Exposure
Blue light from the TV, Laptop and even your Smartphone screens can interrupt your body’s production of melatonin will impair your ability to fall asleep. Turn all of these off an hour or two before bed. If you want to engage in some activity before bed, then try reading a book instead.