Mind and body relaxes the most during sleep, during which stress is relieved. Lot many people find it difficult to have a soothing sleep. Skipping sleep can have adverse effect on your body and the situation can even lead to depression. Getting quality sleep is something really important for good health Human body being a complex mechanism, finds relaxation through sleep.
The required sleeping time varies across individuals. While babies require sleep for about 16 hours a day, an adult usually requires 7-8 hours with a minimum of at least 6 hours to stay healthy.
Tips for Peaceful Sleep!!!
- Take a warm bath before going bed
Warm bath helps in refreshing body and mind. It acts as a method of relieving stress thereby offering good sleep.
- Once you step to bed, turn off all the lights!
Always remember, you are on the bed to relax yourself after a hectic day. Keeping your eyes open can make you restless. Try to sleep with no lights in the room (even a dim light could give negative effects). Keeping the light makes your brain sense - No, it’s not the right time to sleep. Stunned? Yes, that’s true. Switch off all the lights and get ready for the sleep.
- Leave your mobiles and laptop away from bed
No! No! Not now! It’s not the time for games and chats. Keep all your leisure stuffs away. Dim screen lights from mobiles and video games cause harm to your eyes too.
If you have a burning sensation in eyes during nights, dip one or two cotton balls in rose water and place them on your eyes. Rose water cools your eyes.
There is no other best way to induce sleep and to improve blood circulation too . So just get some scalp massage before getting into the bed.
- Don’t keep your room in mess
Always sleep in a pleasant atmosphere. Never stay in a room of mess. All you need is a good environment to relax and to forget all your worries.
Your body loves all these. If you take any of these remedies, definitely you will be amazed with the results. Yoga and meditation improves blood and air circulation. When both are on a balance, surely the sleep will walk towards you.
- Use lavender oil/scent in your bed
Specific Aromas (sweet smell) helps in falling asleep quickly. Lavender oil is one among them. Use scents or perfumes of lavender and the smell would help you get a long sleep.
- Avoid taking too many coffees a day
Coffee contains caffeine which is used in energy drinks to feel refreshed, but can keep you awake.
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