Associate fatigue only with your bed. It’s important to avoid watching TV, eating, and stressing out in bed. Because then you learn to relate your bed with varied activities other than sleep, which will be distracting to your rest.
Pencil in your bedtime.
Keeping a consistent bedtime is critical to falling asleep quickly. If you plan on changing your bed time, do it over a few nights in 15 minute increments. Keeping similar sleep hours on weekends will also help you fall asleep during the week.
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Large meals before bed may make it difficult to fall asleep, as some foods contain stimulating proteins. Foods rich in melatonin (cherries and oatmeal) or L- Tryptophan (bananas and warm milk) are great ways to naturally induce sleep.
Watch what you drink.
Caffeine may stay in your system up to twelve hours, so be aware of your bedtime when you grab an afternoon coke or cup of coffee. Also, having a night- cap may make you sleepy, but alcohol prohibits your body from getting the deep restorative sleep it needs.
Sleep like a baby.
Milk is nature’s best sleeping pill! Because milk contains melatonin, it increases vivid dreaming by contributing to a deeper sleep. Drinking milk before bed balances your Calcium intake and has known to reduce emotional stress.
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(2) “10 Tips for Better Sleep” - Mayo Clinic. 23, June 2009, 22 Sept. 2009 (source).
(3) “Five Foods That Help You Sleep” - Caring.com. 12 August 2009, 22 Sept. 2009 (source).
(4) “Drinking Milk Before Bed” - Healthyfamilysecret.com. 20 March 2013, 13 Feb. 2013. (source).