Must-Read: How to Sleep Better
Something happens to your body towards the end of your 20s. Instead of being able to stay up for all hours of the night, as long as you want, and then basically just brushing aside sleep and being ready for the day as soon as you wake up, you start to actually need your sleep. Turns out, sleep is one of the most important things about being healthy, despite what our culture of always-go-go-go-move-move-move tells us. But it is not always easy to get a good amount of rest.
And so today we’re heading on over to the Art of Manliness where they have a long list of ways that you can actually get yourself a good night’s sleep. For example, here are two of the ways:
3. Stick to a consistent schedule.Our bodies are evolved to sleep at a regular schedule. Ideally, that schedule would align with the earth’s natural day and night cycle. In our modern 24/7 society, that sort of schedule is not possible for most of us. But we can do our best to be consistent with the sleep schedule that we do have. Experiment, find the schedule that works for you, and then stick to it like clockwork — that means going to bed and waking up at the same time every day – even on weekends!
4. Wake up at the same time every morning. If for any reason you have to go to bed later than usual, try to still wake up at the same time. This is particularly important if you’re trying to establish a new, healthier sleep schedule. The time of your waking seems to set the schedule of when you’ll start feeling sleepy later in the day. Thus, if you go to bed late, and then wake up late, it’ll start a cycle that messes up your whole rhythm. If you instead get up early even after going to bed late, you’re more likely to feel tired at the desired time.
So head on over to check out the rest of the post. And then start to rest up, gentlemen.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.