8 Tips For A Better Night Sleep
At The Knight Guard sleep is very important to us. If you are suffering from bruxism or any other sleep-related disorders getting consistent quality sleep can be a challenge. We have listed some of our key tips to help you get the best sleep possible.
- Try to regulate your bedtime and wake up time. This helps to keep our bodies in routine and will help your body recognise when it’s tired and when it’s ready to wake up. Your body has its own sleep clock and by regulating it as much as possible, your body will crave sleep in these regulated times. This includes the weekend too!
- Try to avoid sleeping or napping during the day. This is especially important if you are already having difficulty sleeping. Napping will disrupt your bodies natural sleep clock and make you less tired at night. If you are napping during the day and having trouble sleeping at night this could be a very quick fix for your sleeping troubles!
- Develop a bedtime routine. Partaking in certain calming and relaxing rituals before bed can help your body recognise it is time for bed.
- Be careful about the food and drink you have at night-time and how much of it you have! Alcohol smoking and cigarettes can also affect your sleepiness and ability to sleep deeply throughout the night.
- Exercise daily. Exercise is a great way to burn energy and releases natural feel-good endorphins into your body. This is a great way to help exhaust your body throughout the day so come night time you will be craving sleep.
- Try not to watch the clock. We are all guilty of checking our phones or alarm clock in the middle of the night. This is one of the worst things we can do. Watching the time only creates more anxiety and puts more pressure on the body to sleep.
- Avoid screen time. By now this is pretty common knowledge, the light from screens particularly smartphones, androids and computers can disrupt your body clock and affect sleepiness around bedtime. Try to swap in screens for a book.
- To help get back to sleep after waking up, firstly, avoid checking the time. You should also try to focus on things such as your breathing and relaxing your body rather than actually trying to sleep. This can be harder than it sounds but it is important to not put too much pressure on yourself to sleep as previously discussed this will lead to you feeling anxious.