It’s a new year!
It has brought the renewed vigor to live healthier.
When people think of being healthy, most immediately think of fresh and raw diets packed with nutritious vegetables and daily exercise. While those are two major contributors to a healthy lifestyle, a key component of wellness is a good night’s sleep.
Good sleep improves brain performance, health, and cardiovascular wellness, and it can even affect your mood. Not getting enough sleep significantly increases your risk of developing a range of unwanted diseases and illnesses.
Below are five quick ways to improve the quality of your sleep, and none of them will break the bank:
1. Decrease Screentime
We all rely on our phones and devices to keep us updated and in touch with our friends, colleagues, and family members.
As wonderful as these devices are, we are starting to learn more about the negative effects they have on our body’s health and our psychological well-being.
Reputable studies have shown that just two hours of screen time in the evening can have devastating consequences on the melatonin levels required for falling asleep. Instead of watching TV or scrolling through your social media, relax by reading a book or taking a bubble bath.
2. Get More Sunshine
Your body has a natural clock that keeps time – called the circadian rhythm.
This natural clock affects your brain, hormones, and your overall performance. Your circadian rhythm relies on natural light during the day to stay healthy. That improves your energy levels and improves the duration and quality of your sleep.
That does not mean you need to spend all day outside; all you need is around 2 hours of daylight exposure to do the trick.
3. Edible Gummies
CBD has been well-researched for its ability to improve sleep due to its natural ability to decrease anxiety. It does this gradually, so you do not need to worry about long-lasting feelings of lethargy, commonly associated with THC products.
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4. Avoid Caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulant; we all know that.
What many people do not know is that even though caffeine has numerous benefits, including enhanced focus, increased energy, and improved sports performance, too much of anything is never good.
When you consume too much caffeine, especially late in the day, your nervous system can be overstimulated. Consuming caffeine six hours before bed can have a disastrous effect on your sleep.
5. Be Consistent
Your body’s natural rhythm functions on a set loop, and this rhythm aligns with the sun.
If you consistently fall asleep and wake up at different times, your quality of sleep will be severely impacted. If the irregular sleep patterns take hold, they can severely alter your natural clock – resulting in poor sleep quality.
Get into the habit of going to bed at the same or similar time and set an alarm to wake you up at the same time every morning – including on weekends.
A good night’s sleep is paramount for leading a happy and healthy life, so if your sleep quality leaves you feeling tired and grumpy – act now. You w