Nothing is better than a good night sleep….am I right? In today’s post I am going to share 5 tips to make sure you have a better sleep. Sleep is needed for your physical health, and mental health and absolutely necessary to have a productive day. Let me know if you concur with these tips to have a better sleep.
Have a Sleep Schedule
Having a sleep schedule is a very important aspect of getting a better sleep. Go to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time isn’t just for kids. It is easier for your body to know it is bedtime if you have a schedule that you stick to…even on weekends. Your body clock will thank you for listening to it. This is one of the most important tips to have a better sleep.
Watch What you Eat
Eating healthy is important for overall health and digestion. Going to bed super full or hungry isn’t good for the body. Try and avoid heavy food at least 2 hours before bed. Also, avoid caffeine and alcohol before bedtime. Both items take hours to burn off and will keep you awake.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive of complicated. My daily meals include oatmeal or eggs for breakfast, a salad or cut up vegetables with chicken for lunch and for dinner I make salmon or chicken with vegetables. Looking closely at what you eat during the day is a great idea and one of my fave tips to have a better sleep.
PS…pizza in this quantity pictured is not healthy lol. 🙂
Having a Good Mattress
Having a good mattress is critical to getting a better sleep. If you have ever slept on a bad mattress at a friends house or on vacation you understand this! Let’s not even talk about how you feel after sleeping on a couch. Trust me, you never want an uncomfortable mattress! This is one of the top tips to have a better sleep that I can suggest to you.
I sleep on a Nora mattress from Wayfair, and it is by far the most comfy mattress that I have ever had. Since I have gotten it, I have had the best sleep ever. The Nora is 12 inches thick with supportive, breathable layers and unique cooling technologies…perfect for these warm summer nights. The Nora mattress is an unbeatable value. The price of it is significantly lower than competitors…meaning I have more to spend on other things…or food lol!
The Nora mattress comes vacuumed packed, and it was rolled up in a box…meaning it can get delivered right to your door. As someone without a vehicle, I rely on delivery!
Ordering from Wayfair was easy and in fact I got a lot of the furniture for my new condo there…even the headboard and nightstand you see in these photos. For my Nora mattress, I picked the mattress size and comfort…and then it showed up at my door. Wayfair offers free 2-day shipping. Seriously it was easy as 1.2.3! Wayfair also offers a 100 night trial and 10-year warranty on the Nora mattress. That way you know there is zero risk of you being unhappy with your purchase.
Napping is a bad habit for those that are trying to work on getting a better sleep. Napping puts your body into its sleep cycle, which makes it think its time for bed. As I mentioned above, keeping your body on a regimented sleep schedule is important. If you are going to nap, try to keep it to little as 30 minutes and avoid doing it later in the day. If you are a napper, you need to cut back and should consider this one of the top ideas and tips to have a better sleep for you.
Physical activity is one of the better things you can do for your health and it definitely helps you get a better sleep. Daily physical activity will help promote sleep so make a habit of being active every day. Try going for a walk, run or even to the gym. My favourite time to work out is in the morning as it energizes me for the day. Avoid exercise late at night as you may have difficultly transitioning your body to sleep mode.
I hope these tips help you achieve a better sleep. Night, everyone! ZZZZZZzzzzzz…….. What are your surefire tips to have a better sleep?
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Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.