When you run out of sheep to count, remember these simple tips for better sleep. Before you know it, your sleep problems will be a thing of the past.
Distracting thoughts about how to get to sleep should be the last thing keeping you up at night.
Keep things consistent.
Stick to the same sleep schedule every night—even on weekends! Before long your body will know when to sleep and when to wake up.
If you time it right, regular exercise can help you sleep better too. Start your day with a morning workout to experience longer, deeper sleep cycles.
Caffeinate with caution.
Limiting your caffeine and alcohol intake can help you sleep more soundly.
Take a sun break.
No sunlight in your office? Get outside for a short stroll to help you sleep sounder at night.
No more naps.
At least not in the late afternoon. If you do decide to doze off, keep naps to 20 minutes or less.
Eat light at night.
Keep your digestive system (and bladder!) on track at night. Eating heavy meals or consuming a lot of liquids too close to bedtime can cause nature to call at unwanted times of the night, or even nightmares.
Take a hot bath.
Take a warm bath for about twenty minutes around 8pm to help relax your body and loosen your muscles.
Avoid using cell phones, laptops, or watching TV in your bed. The artificial blue light confuses your body into thinking that it’s daytime. Pick up a book instead!
The smallest amount of light or noise can signal your brain to be alert.
At the end of the day, you can also turn to TYLENOL® PM when pain is keeping you awake. When pain isn’t the problem, pick up SIMPLY SLEEP® and settle in for a restful night’s sleep. Use as directed.
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