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Tricks to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

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Getting a good night sleep can be hard for anyone no matter what your age. Millennials may have a hard time sleeping because they are stressed or still in school, and older adults may have trouble sleeping because they have children, or it’s hard for you to get comfortable in bed. No matter the reason, everyone needs a peaceful nights sleep to be functioning for daytime activities. Get a good night sleep by following some of these helpful tips.

There are many different brands of Sleepy Time Tea that will allow your body to relax before bed time. This type of tea is a more natural way of realizing your body before bed, and tastes delicious at the same time. Calming and soothing tea will also allow you to clear your mind and help your mind relax as well. There are natural herbs in this mixture that are healthy for you and your sleep pattern, and there are zero calories, along with having no caffeine. Try this new routine before bed and see if this delicious and warm drink will help you rest peaceful throughout the night.

A reason that you may not be able to fully fall asleep at night is stress and overthinking things that are spinning around in your head. Something helpful that might come to your rescue is a bedtime journal. Before you go to bed, write down all your worries and everything that you are stressed about. Writing down your thoughts and your activities will allow you to leave your stress behind while you fall into a deep slumber. Stress can cause us to toss and turn throughout the night if not dealt with properly. Having a bed time journal can help you clear your mind before bed, and allow you to forget about your worries for a couple of hours.

Daily naps are, of course, always okay, but when you start taking naps for over 2 hours, you are throwing off your body’s natural sleep cycle. If you come home from a long day of work and your first instinct is to head to your comfortable and welcoming bed, think again. If you nap more during the day, you might have a harder time falling asleep at night, because your bodies sleep pattern will be thrown off. If you have a bad habit of napping, try to find an activity to keep you busy, so that when it’s time to go to bed, your body will be ready to drift off into a deep slumber. Napping isn’t bad, but don’t excessively can make your sleep at night much worse.

One of the biggest things that will keep you awake all night is caffeine intake.  Limit your caffeine intake before bed in order to be more realized and ready for sleep at night. If you love the taste of coffee but want to be able to sleep, try switching to decaf if you enjoy drinking coffee in the early evenings. Caffeine will make your heart race at the wrong hours of the day, and can make you stay awake all night if you drink enough of it. Try limiting drinks with caffeine at night such as tea and coffee. If you want to drink tea before bed, try indulging in the Sleepy Time Tea.

Sleep is a very important concept that a lot of people don’t take seriously, causing you ro be tired throughout your entire day. If you switch the little things that are making sleep harder for you, you will be surprised with the difference. Find what works for you and make that a part of your daily routine, so that you can enjoy a deep and peaceful sleep at night.

Rachel lives in SD and has a passion for adventure and writing. Contact her at rachldeitch@gmail.com

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