Many of us work hard each day to achieve our dreams, take care of ourselves and families and also to save for the future. However, there are times where we just feel so tired after a long day and want to get a good nights sleep. However, sleeping sometimes doesn’t come that easy when you toss and turn and cannot fall asleep. It is even worse when you wake up with a terrible neck pain. Here are some tips that will help you sleep better.
Many people do not realize the importance of having the right pillow. If you have an old lumpy one, you will not be able to enjoy your sleep as it will not support your head, neck, and spine correctly. Some of them include neck pain pillows, pregnancy pillows, side sleeper pillows and stomach sleeper pillows. Each of these are designed to match a person’s position when they sleep.
Having a light meal at night
At night your body needs to slow down so that it can repair itself for the next day. When you eat too much, your body needs to work overtime to digest that food which will not give it the opportunity to slow down and recuperate. DO not eat heavy meals at night, try something light and if you need to go out for dinner, do not go to bed for about three hours after you have eaten so that your body has time to digest the food.
Exercise can be done at any time during the day. If you perform about 10 minutes of exercise before you take a shower and go to bed, your body can digest any food faster and also you will fall asleep quicker too.
Do not overdo it though because you don’t want your metabolism being too high at night.
Drink some milk
Having a warm glass of milk before you go to bed has been shown to help you sleep better. It helps the body and mind relax, and you will not be woken up in the middle of the night.
The human body is a complicated machine, and it needs rest. While working hard is important so is rest. Give your body what it needs and you will not feel weak and tired the next day.