Sleep Matters: 4 Things you should do before bedtime to improve sleep

Tips to improve sleep
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Do you struggle to have a good night’s sleep? Do you keep changing sides on the bed throughout the night? Are you yearning to have a deep, relaxing sleep? If the answer is yes, there’s not much you have to do about it.

While it may sound like a Herculean Task, improving sleep isn’t a tough deal to crack.

Here are 4 tips that will help you improve sleep.

Tips to improve sleep

Take a hot water shower

A hot bath before bedtime is a great way to unwind and relax. A soothing shower makes sure to wash away all the exhaustion and tiredness of the day. So, if you don’t have a habit of taking a shower before sleeping, make it a ritual. But make sure you choose hot or lukewarm water only since it’s the best way to relax.

Read a book

Tips to improve sleep

There’s a reason why our parents and grandparents read a book to us before we sleep. It is counted under good sleeping habits. Reading helps you clear all your thoughts and beat the day’s stress. Reading also tends to calm your anxious mind and make you forget the day’s struggle. Positive books make sure you are sleeping with good thoughts and waking up the next day with lots of motivation and a smile on your face.

Get a massage

Opting for a relaxing massage before bedtime may, again, help you beat the day’s stress and improve sleep. You will find yourself relaxed and comfortable and would be able to have a deep sleep. The day’s exhaustion will go away and a good night’s sleep makes sure that your body is fully recovered from all the wear and tear.

Reflect on your day

Tips to improve sleep

By this, we don’t mean that you focus on the negative things that have happened throughout the day, instead focus on what good has the day brought in your life. Count your achievements and your blessings, remember God and feel blessed. Think of what you could have done better and something that you shouldn’t have done at all. However, all of this should be in good spirits and should be seen as a learning experience. If the day hasn’t been great for you, or if it was full of disappointments think how could you avoid them in the future. Decode what lesson do they have to teach you. Tell yourself to try again and have a better approach to things. But don’t let demotivation stop you. Strategize and think about how you could execute your plans tomorrow.