20 Jan Five Ways to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep Naturally
Did you know that nearly half of older Americans have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. Not being able to sleep can create a lot of stress and have a negative effect on your health. Before you reach for a sleep aid; here are five ways to naturally regulate your sleep cycle and get a restful night’s sleep.
- Keep the same sleep schedule every day, even on the weekends. This helps to train your body and create a more regulated sleep pattern that leaves you more well-rested.
- Avoid napping in the late afternoon or during the evening. Taking naps this late in the day can throw off your sleep pattern and cause you to stay up later than expected.
- Limit/Eliminate caffeine consumption in the afternoon and evening. Coffee, tea, soda, and other caffeinated beverages can hinder your ability to get to sleep at bedtime. Try to avoid these drinks late in the day or at night for a between quality sleep.
- Limit intake of liquids later in the day. Having a full bladder can definitely disturb your sleep by waking you up in the night for a visit to the lieu.
- If you have serious sleep issues, speaking with a licensed therapist and talking about it can help. Many therapists offer insomnia related cognitive behavioral therapy; which can be of great help.
Poor sleep habits can take a toll on your overall sense of well-being and affect how you function in your daily life. It can be associated with memory issues, lack of focus, and an increased risk of fall. This is why it is so important to take steps that lead to healthy sleep habits.