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Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleep

Lack of sleep can have a major impact on your health, productivity, and mood. Research has shown that consistently sleeping less than 6 hours per night increases the risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. It also decreases cognitive function and impacts mood, people who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to feel depressed or anxious. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, we’re only scratching at how bad lack of sleep can be for you! That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re getting enough rest each night. Here are some tips on how to do just that! 

Improve your eating/drinking habits and use CBD products as a remedy

This is the most effective way to take care of insomnia naturally, yet many people forget about it or simply ignore these rules about consuming caffeine. In order for your body to feel tired and want to go to sleep, it has to build up enough adenosine over the course of your waking hours. If you are regularly consuming caffeine throughout the day, then it’s preventing adenosine from doing its job and making you feel drowsy when it should be working. 

While there aren’t many foods that will miraculously put you right to sleep, there are some cannabis products specifically designed to help you sleep. The most popular ones are brownies and gummy bears, and many users claim that those products improved their quality of sleep by a substantial amount. The most important thing is to avoid eating before bed because food triggers activity in our digestive system that can prevent us from falling asleep. Instead, try drinking a glass of milk or eating a light snack such as oatmeal with banana and honey.

CBD products are used by people with insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and chronic pain. CBD is readily available in oils, tinctures, sprays, capsules, edibles (hempz deep sleep gummies being one of much popular sleeping aids in the form of gummy bears), and vaporizers. It’s easy to see that CBD is the perfect solution for many people’s sleep problems. With all of these different options available, finding one that suits you best is a breeze. And because CBD is natural and non-addictive (with no risk of fatal overdose), it really is the ideal option for improving your sleep!

Have a regular sleep schedule

Your body loves consistency. Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day will help your body establish a healthy circadian rhythm, also known as your internal clock. To keep it steady, try to avoid taking naps during the day because it can throw off this schedule, but if you must take one ensure that you don’t go over 30 minutes! This is especially important when traveling or adjusting to daylight savings time. 

Make sure that your bedroom is set to around 18 degrees Celsius or less, as studies have shown that those who prefer colder climates get more sleep than those who sleep in warmer temperatures. This will help you feel naturally drowsy and ready for bed when it’s time for lights out! If this isn’t possible there are other steps you can take such as making sure the room is dark and using a fan or white noise machine to block out other sounds so they don’t disrupt your sleep.

Exercise during the day

Researchers have found that exercising regularly for at least 150 minutes every week will help you fall asleep faster at night and get even more quality sleep compared to those who don’t exercise much or at all. It’s not about how long your workout is but that you do one regularly because it may take some time for the body to adjust to this new habit, if you’re just starting out aim for 30 minutes per day total! Exercising earlier in the day has also been shown to improve sleep better than exercising closer to bedtime. 

You should be aiming to get 15-20 minutes of daylight per day in order for your pineal gland to regulate cortisol levels correctly. At night when it gets dark, the pineal gland stimulates the production of melatonin which makes you feel tired and ready for bed! However, if it’s not getting enough daylight during the day then this won’t happen and you’ll have trouble sleeping at night because your brain never gets that cue it needs. If you’re trying to catch up on sleep over the weekend then make sure that you get enough sunlight because it can make a huge difference.

Make your bedroom tranquil and relaxing

Studies have found that people with bedrooms filled with natural daylight and fresh air tend to fall asleep faster than those whose rooms are more dull and depressing. You should also avoid sleeping with the TV on or other electronic devices that emit blue light because it can inhibit your ability to sleep properly by slowing down melatonin production which is responsible for putting you to sleep. If you need your electronics in the bedroom for work, try adjusting the hue of the display so it’s red instead of blue as this color has been shown to have less impact on melatonin levels if at all.

If you’re looking for some simple ways to improve your sleep, we’ve got the answers. Implementing these tips will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer without any stress or anxiety about how it’s going to happen! If all of this sounds overwhelming and you need a little more guidance on getting started with implementing these principles, don’t shy away from exploring this topic further on your own. 

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