Poor Sleep Habits? Try Changing a Couple things

We all know that getting poor sleep can really affect our day. We have all been there. We show up to work drowsy, grab a cup of coffee or an energy drink, gripe to a couple of coworkers, and barely make it to five o’clock. If you are experiencing too many of these days it may be your own fault. It may be a result of developing bad habits with regards to to your sleep. Here are a couple of ideas to change those bad habits.

Give yourself a bedtime.

We all do better when we stick to a schedule. I know... sometimes we get busy and need to miss out on a little sleep, but our bodies do better when we stick to a schedule. If you have something that needs to get done, It may be better for you to put it off until the morning. Try to stick to your schedule as much as possible. Your body will get into a rhythm and you will find that your sleep will improve.

Limit that caffeine

When you drink those tasty caffeinated beverages to help you wake up in the morning, they may be affecting your sleep at night. You might think that you are used to the effects of caffeine, but that might be the reason you can't fall asleep. Make sure you don’t have caffeine at least 6 hour before bedtime.

Get to the gym

In many cases people who struggle to get to sleep, have not worked their body hard enough. Studies show that people who regularly exercise are less likely to have sleep problems.

Use your bedroom for sleep

This helps you to associate your bed with sleep. Make your bedroom a sleep friendly environment. This may require you to remove the distractions. Charge your phone in the other room. Take out your computer or television. Keep your room dark. Make your room a sleep friendly place for you to catch some zzz’s

Just a couple of tweaks in your sleep habits might make the difference. You can have that happy Monday at the office. Get that sleep you need. Improve your health by improving your sleep habits. Your co-workers might even thank you.

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