Research has shown that no matter what your health goals are -physically or mentally – sleep is one of the key elements for better health!
Unfortunately, most of us do not get enough sleep daily, and many of us struggle with poor quality of sleep.
Better sleep can help reduce stress, prevent premature aging, promote weight loss, give you better energy levels and mental sharpness, and improve many other areas of your health.
Here are 3 habits that are proven to help you sleep better:
1. Stick to a Sleep Schedule (even on the weekends)
Set sleep and wake times that are suitable for your daily life and work schedule. This will help reinforce your body’s sleep-wake cycle -giving you better quality sleep and more energy during the daytime.
2. Wind Down
Creating a calming environment closer to bedtime will help improve your ability and quality of sleep.
Do a relaxing activity before bedtime and limit use of light-emitting screens.
If reading, meditation, taking a bath, or prayer is helpful for you, then try to incorporate it into your daily routine.
Dimming the lights and sleeping in a dark room are also proven to improve sleep quality.
3. Healthy Habits
Avoid heavy meals close to bedtime so that your digestive system is able to rest while you are asleep.
Eating healthy food during the day and exercising regularly are also proven to help improve sleep quality.
Use of alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine negatively affect sleep and should be avoided.
NewLife™ International carries a few supplements that are helpful fa improving sleep, in particular: Chamomile Tea, B Complex, and Niacin.
Drinking Chamomile Tea before bed helps calm the body and soothe the nervous and digestive systems.
B Complex and Niacin (B3) help improve the health of the nervous system as well as the body’s ability to deal with stress and anxiety. They also regulate the body’s level of the amino acid tryptophan, which helps the body produce sleep-inducing melatonin.