22 Tips to Getting a Perfect Night Sleep
Are you one of those people that lies in bed and scans your phone at night? Does it take you what seems like forever to drift asleep? You’re not alone, it’s a common problem in today’s society. The glowing blue screens that hover in front of our faces all day, the continued stress of work and the tasks we have to face tomorrow, they all disrupt our sleep habits.
Unfortunately we need sleep, it plays an important role in recovery, creativity, motivation and problem solving; when we don’t get enough of it, we suffer in all these areas. Our performance and happiness throughout the day are noticeably affected with a bad sleep, and if we suffer lost sleep for too long, it can even increase our risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes.
Well with all that negativity out of the way, it’s time to start getting the hours of shut-eye we need. We spend an average of 24 years of our life sleeping, this article on the art of manliness will help us get there with 22 all important tips to a good sleep, such as never to hit the snooze button:
5. Never hit the snooze button. In hitting the snooze button you may think you’re giving your body and mind the bit of extra sleep that it needs, but you’re actually just setting yourself up to feel groggier than you would have if you’d just gotten right out of bed. You see, when you hit snooze and drift back to sleep, rather than returning to the lighter sleep stage you were just in (in which your body may have already been preparing to wake up), you may begin a new sleep cycle altogether. Then, when the alarm goes off the second time, it’ll likely catch you in a deeper stage of sleep, leaving you feeling groggy, ill-rested, and looking for a mallet to smash your alarm clock. To help rid yourself of this habit, try placing your alarm (be it a phone or a clock) in a place where you’ll have to physically get out of bed to turn it off.
A good night sleep sometimes seems impossible, the more longer we lie awake, the more concerned we get, and the less likely we’ll get to sleep. If you’re in this boat, follow the rest of the tips in the article and soon you’ll be sleeping like a baby, and more motivated and happy during the day, the benefits are too big to ignore.
About Sam Brinson Sam is a writer living in Uruguay. Sam follows the latest in aging break throughs.