Getting a good night sleep is difficult when there are so many responsibilities and prior engagements to take care of throughout the day. A lack of sleep can cause mood swings, depression and irritability. Work, taking care of others, paying the bills and still making time for ourselves is a difficult thing to balance. That is one of the main reasons why people suffer from a lack of rest. By assuming that they can sleep less and do more they are impacting their health and happiness in a negative way. Sleep contributes the most to how we feel; if you are suffering from fatigue, use these tips and tricks to promote drowsiness and wake up feeling refreshed.
Drink less caffeine during the day
One of the main reasons why people have difficulty falling asleep is because they have too much caffeine during the day. This is common for college students who have a lot of studying to do. They have caffeine in the late afternoon which prevents them from getting to sleep on time. Caffeine can also cause your energy to crash when you need it the most.
If a lack of energy is keeping you from focusing you should get more exercise. Although physical activity takes energy it also produces more. You will benefit from a natural mood and energy boost being that physical activity produces dopamine and releases endorphins. This will cause you to feel better throughout the day, concentrate easily and it will be much easier for you to get a good night sleep.
Don’t eat dinner or snack too late
The calories can give you energy and keep you from feeling drowsy. Try to avoid eating anything 3 hours before getting into bed. Instead, have warm tea or milk which promotes drowsiness.
Keep your room at a comfortable temperature
Depending on your body type you may get too warm or cold easily and this can cause you to wake up. Avoid tossing and turning by adjusting the temperature beforehand.
Turn off the TV
Turn the television off – unless it helps you sleep at night. The lights and sound can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night and have a hard time going back to sleep.
Drink less water before bed
Avoid having too much water before bed since it can cause you to go to the bathroom repeatedly throughout the night.
Try natural supplements
If you have tried all of these alternatives and you still have a hard time feeling tired late in the evening, try a natural supplement such as melatonin. This promotes drowsiness and it won’t cause you to oversleep the next morning.
There are tons of medications that promote a better night sleep but it’s not a great idea to rely on them being that your body can build a reliance (unless it is an all-natural supplement). By adopting a healthy lifestyle and learning how to manage your energy you can get a good night sleep and improve how you feel throughout the day.
Robert J Hudson is a chief writer for Daily Supplement Deals, passionate nutritionist and personal trainer. Over the years he has shared his experience by writing for many different health and fitness magazines, blogs and review websites. Connect with him on Google+.