Get a Good Night's Sleep with These Tips
Getting a good night’s sleep is important. In today’s 22 Slate Blog, we want to help you do just that. Read on for some tips and ideas on how to get better shut-eye here in your Madison, Wisconsin apartment.
Exercise Throughout the Day
Exercise during the day can help you to more easily fall asleep at night. Even small increases in your daily exercise can make a big difference in how you sleep at night. Simply tracking and increasing your daily steps can help make that difference. Take some time to move your body each day even if it’s something small.
Meditate and Practice Yoga Before Bed
Letting your body stretch and relax at night through yoga practice can make all the difference in how you feel while laying in bed. It can also help you to stay relaxed at night and therefore get a better night’s sleep. Try out a yoga routine before bedtime. Mindfulness and meditation help the mind to relax and let go of all the thoughts and busyness of the day. Download Headspace to learn about mindfulness.
Create a Restful Bedroom
One of our favorite ways to get a good night’s sleep is to create a cozy and comfortable bedroom. One way to do this is to use neutral and cool colors when decorating. This will add a calm and soothing mood to your room. Use lots of blankets and pillows as well to create a cozy feeling. You can also use low lighting from candles or lamps and aromatherapy for a very relaxed feeling in your room.
Have a Nightly Routine
Having a routine at night can be a great way to let your body know that it’s time to relax and get ready for sleep. Create a routine that you do every night. Include some of the ideas we mentioned above. If not though, even simply taking a shower and brushing your teeth can be a good routine to have. You could also get ready for the next day by creating your schedule and planning for tomorrow. Making a schedule can also help you to get any worries off your chest so that you can sleep better. Whatever your routine, make it consistent and relaxing.