6 Tips to Beat Insomnia and Get a Good Night Sleep

Published on: January 29, 2018 | by: Rachel

All of us probably know someone who suffers from insomnia! But why is it such a common problem nowadays?

Nowadays the condition affects people of all ages regardless of gender, location, and lifestyle.

 

What Causes Insomnia?

Our lifestyle changes in recent times can play a huge role when it comes to insomnia. So here’s a few tips to keep it at bay!

 

Avoid a Sedentary Lifestyle

A sedentary lifestyle mixed with minimal physical exercise is insomnia’s best friend. Do you often park near the entrance of the office, rather than walk? Or park as close to the supermarket as possible to get the shopping done? All these things add up and just a few little changes throughout the week can make a huge difference. So hit the streets when you can and walk yourself into a good night’s sleep!

 

Technology Overload

Our addiction to gadgets has never been more prevalent. Most of us prefer to stay up late hooked on our mobiles, laptops and other devices. These cause our brains to become active at a time when they should be preparing to sleep. So switch off half an hour earlier than usual and grab a book instead!

 

Unhealthy Eating Habits

What we eat has a direct impact on our body and affects sleep patterns. So ditch the fries and grab an apple instead!

 

So What Can You Do?

Here are some simple tips to combat this condition and finally get a good night’s sleep:

 

1. Program your body

Only you know which time of the day you feel most tired. So try to make a regular sleep pattern by ensuring that you go to bed at that same time every night. Sleep for 6-8 hours and plan the rest of your activities around that time. Having a regulated lifestyle helps!

 

2. Ensure your bed is comfy

A comfortable bed is crucial to a good night’s sleep. Once you find a bed that’s right for you, get settled! Sleeping in the same bed makes your body get used to it and makes your system ‘sleep ready’ when you lie down! Talk to Furniture Zone about what kind of sleeper you are and how to choose the best bed or mattress for you.

 

3. Include an exercise regime in your daily routine

Moderate daily exercise helps you sleep! However, avoid any type of vigorous exercise just before sleeping as this will have the opposite effect.

 

4. Make your bedroom feel relaxing

For good quality sleep, it is essential to ensure that the bedroom has an adequate temperature, proper lighting and zero noise. A specific color palette in your bedroom can also help your brain feel relaxed and comfortable, according to House Beautiful in their article ‘How the Color of Your Bedroom Affects Your Life‘, where they explain how each colour affects our brains.

 

5. Caffeine-based drinks in the evening are a no-no

Drinks such as tea, coffee, colas, or other high-energy drinks can prevent sleep if consumed in the evening. Try warm milk or chamomile instead.

 

6. Try relaxing techniques

To fall asleep easily and soundly, you need to relax the mind. This can be done by following simple relaxation techniques such as Yoga, Meditation, taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music or choose whatever activity you find relaxing – hugging your pet works wonders!

These simple techniques can help fight insomnia and get you a good night’s rest. And if you’re looking for a comfortable bed to get started, check out the Furniture Zone collection. Our quality beds are designed to help you relax and our store managers will help you choose the best one for your sleeping type. Find your nearest store. See you in store soon!

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