Are you experiencing sensory overload with the amount of information and news alerts coming at you regarding COVID-19? Is this resulting in disruptive sleep for you? The majority of studies say yes! With increased phenomenal conditions going around, the uncertainty is peaking up with stress.
Although the abundance of time is at hand, setting up a sleep cycle still seems troublesome. To experience sound sleep and to feel your soul light and stress-free, we offer a few simple suggestions.
Five tips to improve your sleep quality!
Ensure you sleep at the same time every day and wake up at the same time. Once you are in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle it will be easier for your mind and body to coexist.
You will feel the relaxing breeze of the morning in no time!
Adding physical activity to your daily routine will surely help you sleep deeper and reduce stress and anxiety.
If you plan on exercising in the evening, make sure to do it a few hours before bedtime so as not to interfere with your body temperature before bed. Try Restorative yoga for a healthy mind body and soul.
A power nap when your mind is clogged will help you become more focused upon waking. Naps work amazingly well to ensure your productivity is improved and you are more energized. But, if your nap is longer than an hour, you may be doing more harm than good when it comes time to fall asleep at night. 10-20 minute power naps will surely provide you with the most benefits all around.
Many people set their evening routine with calm music, meditation, or reading a book to clear their tiring minds from the long day. If this isn't your cup of tea, a relaxing shower, singing your favorite song will help you wash away the day’s stresses.
An evening shower will help your mind reset and remind your brain that the day is almost over indicating it’s time for sleep.
Though people say it's an old school technique, we believe it does its job better than grandma's bedtime stories. Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-stress properties. The leaves of the plant also contain a compound that helps induce sleep. Soon enough you will drift off into your dreams.
Spices such as ginger and cinnamon can also be added, which are well known to have health benefits against cold and flu-like symptoms.
Apart from the above mentioned, you will benefit from staying away from excess alcohol and avoiding late-night meals. Nonetheless, we all know 7-8 hours of sleep is what every individual requires for a healthy and blossoming life. Try these simple measures and let us know how you do!