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Getting a good night’s sleep is important for brain function, hormone balance, heart health, energy levels, and so much more. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy to get quality sleep, especially if you’re stressed or overworked. But it’s essential to do what you can to improve your sleep. So if you’re looking for a few easy ways to get some good sleep this week, check out the following tips.

Exercise at the Right Times

Exercise is beneficial in numerous ways — it’s great for your heart, bone strength, muscles, your brain, and yes, even your sleep quality. Unfortunately, CDC statistics show that in 2018, only 23% of U.S. adults got enough exercise. So if you’re someone who doesn’t exercise regularly, now is the time to start. But if you do already exercise often, it’s important to make sure you’re doing so at the right times. Exercising late in the day, especially right before bed, can make it more difficult to fall and stay asleep. When you exercise, you increase your alertness and energy, which can make it harder to get a good night’s sleep. So if possible, consider exercising in the morning to help start your day off right and improve your sleep. However, if you’re one of the 36.7 million yoga participants in the U.S., you could do some light yoga or stretching before bed to help relax and de-stress before going to sleep.

Consider Taking Supplements

If you’ve tried a variety of different techniques to help fix your sleep and nothing seems to be working, you may want to think about taking some supplements. There is a wide variety of supplements that are completely safe and can help you sleep better. Something like melatonin, magnesium, lavender, glycine, or valerian root can help you fall asleep faster and improve your sleep quality. All of these supplements help you to relax and stay asleep. Or you could even try something like CBD — people spent on medical CBD in 2017 and it has immense health benefits, including helping people relax and sleep better. Of course, you should always talk to a doctor before taking any new supplements and stop taking them right away if you notice any adverse health effects.

Be Mindful of Blue Light Exposure

Smartphones, tablets, and computers are part of everyday life for most people. And while it’s fine to be on your phone or other devices throughout the day, you should be mindful of when, and how often, you’re being exposed to blue light — blue light is emitted from these devices and can trick your brain into keeping it more alert and awake. Too much blue light exposure can cause sleep issues and may even result in you becoming one of the 37 million people who suffer from migraines. To avoid getting headaches and having sleep trouble, you should consider giving yourself a few hours before bed where you stay off of devices. If you absolutely have to check your phone or computer before bed, consider getting blue-light-blocking glasses or installing blue light reduction apps on your devices. This way, you’ll have the best chance of seeing little to no effects of blue light when you’re trying to sleep. These simple tips may not seem like they’ll do much, but they can make a drastic difference in your sleep quality. So if you have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep, consider trying one of these steps and see if your sleep, and overall health, improves.